Approved Vendors

I hear the horror stories everyday; small business owners who have spent thousands of dollars on a website, an SEO package, an advertising program, etc. and were subsequently ripped off by subpar work. It’s just another chapter of “Trial and Horror,” a book I hope to publish in 2014 to help small business owners have a better understanding of what they need and what to watch out for.

We’ve all had the unfortunate experience of working with marketing vendors who didn’t perform. That is why I’ve incorporated our “Approved Vendor” list on this website. These partner companies are ones we have personally used or that clients have used and can attest to their professionalism and quality of work.

You’ll notice that we use vendors throughout the U.S. I suggest you consider these resources even if they’re in a different state from where your business resides. It’s about finding the best fit for your needs, so geography should be the least important item influencing that determination.

I would be happy to provide further details on any of the providers listed here. Please note we do not take any referral fees or commissions from the companies and professionals mentioned below. Check back often, as additional vendors are added monthly.

Graphic Designers/Branding


Nikki Scalpen, Bark Creative
Chelmsford, MA

Michelle Poe, Triple 4 Creative
Las Vegas, NV

Lisa Baer, The Baer Design Group (specializing in packaging)
Northfield, IL


Web Companies


Theresa Kuhl, Weblinx, Inc.
Oswego, IL

Stuart Wilhoite, Levy Online
Las Vegas, NV

Nikki Scalpen, Bark Creative
Chelmsford, MA






Jerry Freund, MidAmerican Printing Systems, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Chris Giddings, PDQ
Las Vegas, NV

Miscellaneous Consultants


Richard Faverty, Beckett Studios (photographer)
Las Vegas, NV


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