Supporting Small Business

Giving shout-outs to the local businesses around us for their own excellency in success, community efforts, and more!



 

Small Business Spotlight – Origin USA

Today is Denim Day, but we’re taking a look at a company that does more than just denim. 

Origin USA – Handcrafted in America, Without Compromise. 

That says a lot right there. Even before we had to deal with shipping delays and countries shutting down, they had a vision of bringing manufacturing back to the USA. Starting with an industrial loom that was barely suitable for a museum, they used American ingenuity to build something, literally, from the ground up, using cotton grown in America for their products.

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Small Business Support

Businesses are having to close their doors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your business into hibernation. Many businesses have transitioned to work remotely, but what if your business has a hands-on or in-person product/service? 

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Small Business Marketing Vs. Small Town Marketing - VantagePoint Marketing

Small Business Marketing vs. Small Town Marketing

Small towns across our nation are populated with hard-working Americans living the dream. While every small town tends to share the same timeless appeal, they aren’t easy to label. They’re unique with character, history, and culture. Some small towns are busy and rich with pride and history. They’re often responsible for the growth of the larger communities surrounding them. Other small towns are newer with a community appeal and a much different list of perks. For every small town, one thing rings true: Small Business Marketing is different in small towns.

Common Small Business Marketing practices include paying attention to your competitor and staying one step ahead. Keeping an eye on your competitor’s prices, service list, target markets, and company progression can be key to daily growth. Your online marketing, B2B marketing, and network marketing efforts are designed specifically for your service, product, and company as a stand-alone entity. As a standard small business, these practices are effective and efficient, and applauded! Still, they aren’t enough in a small town.

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2019 Best of Anoka Awards - Website Designer



Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VantagePoint Marketing, LLC Receives 2019 Best of Anoka Award

Anoka Award Program Honors the Achievement

ANOKA August 28, 2019

VantagePoint Marketing, LLC has been selected for the 2019 Best of Anoka Award in the Website Designer category by the Anoka Award Program.

Each year, the Anoka Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Anoka area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Anoka Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Anoka Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Anoka Award Program

The Anoka Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Anoka area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Anoka Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Anoka Award Program

CONTACT:
Anoka Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@companyfavoriteinfo-2019.org
URL: http://www.companyfavoriteinfo-2019.org

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Know Your Competition

Know your competitors and make your business better!

Every business is in competition. Even if you’re the only business of your type in your area, you face competition with consumers choosing to spend their money elsewhere. By knowing who your competitors are, you can have an inside perspective as to why you might be losing out to someone else, as well as make changes to increase your business and margin.

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The Calinn Green Network

Unsung Community Hero: Calinn Green

Unsung Community Heroes

Chapter 1: Calinn Green

Unsung Community Heroes: Doing what’s right in the interests of a community without promise of personal gain or recognition, and often at great personal expense.


It isn’t always easy to give the unsung heroes of this world the recognition they deserve for the work they do for our communities. Rarely asking for help or assistance, they’ll give the last of themselves before ever going back on their word. They understand more than most the meaning of a promise and the investment it takes to really make a difference. They don’t invest themselves lightly. Their time is valuable and to have their attention dedicated to a goal is as close to a guarantee for success as you can get. These heroes keep our communities and networks growing, improving, and moving forward and we all benefit from their efforts whether we know it or not.

This small recognition is for a local Minnesota hero. A veteran. A mom. An entrepreneur. A volunteer. A magic maker.

We (VantagePoint Marketing, LLC.) met Calinn through the amazing Veteran business network, Trust Vets. She was a new member just getting her feet wet within the network, looking to grow her My Legacy Photography business. We were lucky enough to work with her on her website in exchange for her amazing photography skills, and are still pretty sure we got the better part of that deal. Since that first headshot session in Anoka, MN, we’ve watched how many different ways Calinn chooses to dedicate herself to the community and the network around her.

For instance, her incredible dedication to the non-profit organization Flags for Fort Snelling: a non-profit organization that takes on the responsibility of organizing the funds and volunteers necessary to place nearly 200,000 flags in the name of over 200,000 heroes laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery for Memorial Day. At that point, the young organization had been in operation for only two years, placing a flag on just a small fraction of the headstones, limited by funding and organizational help.
But change was on the horizon when a Leadership Team was formed in August 2017A team dedicated to making 2018 the first time in 35 years every headstone of the cemetery would receive an American flag.

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