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The section on what you could be doing now to get ready for your own business has been expanded. This is particularly important if are planning to open your own business and are presently working for someone else. 


 What Client's Say

"This is the second time I have worked with Sam Grinels on marketing my business in 15 years and for the second time, it works like magic!"

Mary Buxton, LCSW
Sex & Couple Therapy

"We recommend Sam Grinels as a top marketer and web site designer."

Gary E. Jones, CEO
ValueNomics Research, Inc.

"Sam has done some stellar work for us."

Phillip L. Currie
Managing Partner
Shoreline Partners, LLC


"I have been surprised at the number of inquiries we've gotten from potential investors …"

Marion K. Tavenner
Ascent Venture Group, Inc.

Attention Small and Independent Business Owners…



Are You Having a Hard Time Increasing Sales?
Are Your Sales Inconsistent?
Are you a small business owner/manager or an independent professional — then Practical Marketing is for you. Gleaned from years of working with small and independent businesses such as yours, Practical Marketing is kind of a tutorial, newsletter, guide …a resource for small and independent businesses that want to increase profits and business value through better marketing.  The objective is to share with you practical marketing information that you can put to immediate use in your business. You'll see what works and what doesn't, plus how-to's, tips and more, such as:

  • How to increase sales
  • How to achieve consistent sales volume
  • How to save money on graphics
  • How to build business value through marketing
  • …and more

Sign Up Today! Click here to go to the sign-up page. Take the opportunity to jump start the marketing of your small or independent business!

There is something here for you.  This is not just theory.  This is what works.  This is what I've seen work with my clients.  Click here to for a sampling of what's covered and here to see the table of contents.

Sam Grinels - Practical Marketing
I'm Sam Grinels. Since 1979 I've been working with small and independent businesses like yours.


Practical Marketing is not just marketing.  I'll cover topics like which computer programs I find most useful in my marketing business, tips on graphics, type, and printing, tips on Web site usability and a whole lot more… practical, useful tips that will help make you a better marketer!

Other Services for Small and Independent Businesses



A Second Opinion



Want or need A Second Opinion about your marketing efforts?   How about a different point of view?  Or, just someone to bounce a marketing idea idea off of…without an expensive, ongoing retainer?  Some of my client's also use this service on a regular basis to help them stay focused on their marketing efforts.  Others use it to run through a marketing presentation or concept, before they try it with their own clients. It's like having your own director of marketing without the expense.  A Second Opinion is just a phone call away.  Click here for details.








Web Site Evaluation



Is your Web site working? Sometimes simple adjustments in Web site strategy and design can mean dramatic improvements in effectiveness and  profit.   Recommendations are  based on a personal assessment of your site, not by some automated computer program. Cost effective because you and your team make any changes. Click here for details.








Web Site Design



A well planned Web site has the potential to generate highly qualified sales leads, increase sales, increase staff effectiveness, reduce costs… and more. Click here for details and to see sample Web sites.  









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