To Help Small Businesses Navigate the Complex Maze of Online Marketing
As a small business marketing coach, mentor and consultant, I am passionate about helping business owners take control of a critical business asset – their online digital footprint. A professional online presence is required to increase visibility and generate inbound leads. My goal is to:
- Provide expert guidance and support
- Help you learn what you need to do to market your business
- Assist you in creating a powerful web presence
Although I have many years of experience across all traditional marketing channels, I specialize in inbound marketing, a combination of search, social media and content marketing. Inbound marketing creates a larger digital footprint for your business that increases your online visibility and generates more quality inbound leads. We help you:
- Select the right marketing strategies
- Increase your online visibility
- Attract more qualified leads that will convert into paying clients and customers.
In 2002, I started Vista Consulting, a successful marketing agency working with high technology companies and service-based businesses. I discovered my true passion in 2007 when I rebranded as Masterful Marketing®, a marketing coaching, consulting and small business marketing agency. The new brand targeted small business owners, including independent professionals and entrepreneurs, to take control of their marketing to control costs and get better results..
The force behind Masterful Marketing was seeing the difficulty many small business owners had with marketing. They wanted my help but were unable to justify the cost of a consultant.
Many times I had been approached by small business owners who would ask me if I could help them. I knew that my consulting business model did not cater to their needs or their budget. In addition, small business owners need a marketing system to help them stay focused and on track. So through my desire to help business owners build their businesses around their passions came Masterful Marketing®.
Masterful Marketing has fulfilled my dream of helping many small businesses navigate the complex maze of online marketing. And now, as an authorized partner of the 90 Day Year High Performance System, Masterful Marketing has incorporated this powerful system into its signature service – the 3 Phase Masterful Marketing® Game Plan.
Masterful Marketing has recently been recognized by:
- DesignRush Top 20 Boston Web Design Companies – #10
- Startup Savant’s 86 Best Resources for Starting a Business in Massachusetts
- Top Marketing Agencies by UpCity
- FeedSpot’s Best Inbound Marketing Blogs
- 94 Best Inbound Marketing Blogs of 2019
- Top 16 SEO Agencies serving Greater Worcester, MA
- Top Marketing B2B Service Providers by UpCity
- Best Marketing Tech Blogs to Follow
I’m honored to be included in these prestigious lists.
The freedom you gain by having your own business and being an entrepreneur is worth all the time, money and effort it takes to start and succeed as a small business owner. Nothing is more liberating than having control of your livelihood, income and destiny in life. I want to share what I’ve learned with others so they can be fulfilled and enjoy a lifestyle that works for them.
In my many years of working with small business owners, I have had to help them get out of difficult situations due to other agencies trying to hold them hostage. When you work with us, you will always be in control of your online assets, including your domain name, Google accounts, email accounts and social media profiles. Plus we remain completely objective when recommending solutions.
There are many more benefits to working with us, but when we say we are your trusted partner, we are truly a partner that you can trust.
In the News
Occasionally I get quoted in various publications. I’m always flattered when I’m called out of the blue because a writer finds my website. Here are a couple of the most recent articles in which I was quoted.
- The World’s Top SEO Experts Tell Us What They Think Is The Most Important On-Page SEO Ranking Factor – OA Design Services, UK, February 2021
- Local SEO – How A Local Business Can Improve Its Rankings – You Can Be Found, January 2021
- Wise Marketing Secrets Interview – September 2020
- 101 Experts Reveal How to Produce Content That Creates Engagement and Attracts Backlinks – The Guerrilla Agency, September 2, 2020
- How Does Content Influence SEO – 25 SEO Experts Share Their Opinions – Rightly Written, June 12, 2020
- Is Keyword Research Dead in 2020? – Outwit Trade, April 2, 2020
- How to Get Featured Snippets – 30 SEO Experts Share their Tips – Flash Point Digital Marketing, February 11, 2020
- Is Content Marketing a Viable Lead Generation Tactic? – LSEO.com, February 3, 2020
- The Marketing And Advertising Jobs With The Best Future – Forbes, March 13, 2013
- How to Create Social Media Buzz Before Opening Your Doors – Intuit Blog, February 27, 2013
- Don’t overdo your online networking – Boston Herald, September 25, 2011
You may also find some of my blog posts featured in Better Business Focus magazine. The most recent include:
- First Beacon Business Advisory Group is a management consulting firm. We are a multidisciplinary and experienced group of business owners using our experience to provide in-depth and comprehensive advisory services to other business owners. Our mission is to serve owners of small to medium sized businesses with advice and guidance on how to overcome the obstacles and challenges facing small businesses, explore opportunities for growth and achieve their business goals.
- I am co-owner of Kwon’s Martial Arts Center, a family friendly martial arts center that focuses on a person’s total well-being. We design our programs for children, teens and adults to promote discipline, self-control and respect, instill confidence and strengthen the body, mind and spirit.
- “Create the Business Breakthrough You Want: Secrets and Strategies from the World’s Greatest Mentors” featuring business giants Brian Tracy, Robert G. Allen, Bob Proctor and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for The Soul) and endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard.
- “Creating a Simplified, Integrated Practice Marketing Plan” for “The Business of Healthcare” three volume set edited by Kenneth H. Cohn, M.D. and Douglas E. Hough, PH.D.
- Business Network International (BNI). I’ve been a member since 2002, been awarded notable networker and serve on the leadership team.
- Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber. The fastest growing Chamber in the Route 9/495 region representing over 550 members from diverse industries. I’ve been a member since 2018
- Marlborough Country Club. I’m been a member since 1981 and I have served on their Board of Directors from 2003 – 2015.
Besides loving what I do for a living, I also have several other passions that command some of my attention. Balancing it all is what makes life fun and rewarding.
- Golf. I play as much as I can when the weather gets warm. Marlborough Country Club has been my home course for 39 years. I have won the club championship 8 times. I am also a member of the Massachusetts Golf Association (MGA).
- Fitness. I enjoy looking, feeling and acting younger than my years. Maintaining a fitness regimen helps me keep up with all the activities I get involved in. With my recent hip replacement, I’ve had to curtail my high impact activities. Now my usual workout includes power walking, strength training and I walk the golf course when I play.
- Socializing. To counter all that healthy living, I regularly enjoy good friends, good wine and great food.
- U2, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and Coldplay music and concerts. I’ve discovered U2Start.com and have a huge collection of U2 concert recordings.
- Technology. I call myself the closet geek. My background is in computer science and I love to play with gadgets. Developing WordPress web sites for my clients is a great way for me to lose track of time.
- Critters. I love all animals and currently have a cat family that keeps me company while I work from my home office.
- Kevin. Last but certainly not least, I have the best friendship with my husband of 30+ years. We understand each other and complement each others’ strengths.
About Our Leader, Debra
Your trusted marketing partner passionate about your success. Let me help you build a strong digital footprint and use it to increase visibility and generate inbound leads.
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Presentations & Workshops
Looking for an engaging speaker for your organization, event or business? Book me to provide either a presentation or workshop on the following topics:
- Getting Found in a Crowded Market: Creating a Successful Inbound Marketing Plan
- 90 Day Year™ Peak Performance System – Get more done in 90 days than most do in one year
I received an inbound lead for drainage work. The person who sent it said “when I saw your website, it gave me confidence that your company has the knowledge and experience we need”. Thanks for making sure my company is highly visible on the web and projects a professional image to those looking for our… “Toure Foster”