Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT ChitChat Marketing!
Four questions with Thomas Guardado, founder of ChitChat Marketing.
Why did you start your business?
I saw that there was a need for a digital marketing agency that understood the local landscape. I also wanted to provide business owners an opportunity to genuinely learn and understand what digital marketing is and why it’s so important. I've heard so many horror stories of digital marketing consultants taking advantage of small businesses due to their lack of knowledge of digital marketing jargon and service in general.
I wanted to create an experience that not only created a client acquisition funnel for all of my clients but also provided them an opportunity to ask questions and be given the right answer! Transparency is lacking in the industry and I wanted to be the one to provide it.
What is your best-selling product/service?
As of now, my most popular services are web design and SEO (search engine optimization). I’ve developed a system that is proven to help my clients drive profitable traffic to their website and ultimately convert to patients, customers, and so on!
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of digital businesses I can collaborate with at the moment. Maybe it’s due to the lack of me looking! Regardless, I’m hoping I can help pave the way for young entrepreneurs like myself to pursue their passion and start a local business themselves.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
The growth of my business has been tremendously impacted by covid! I’ve quadrupled in size and continuously expanded. As of now, I’m a one-man show, but I’m hoping that soon I can create jobs in the Greater Danbury area and develop a tight-knit team of expert digital marketers across the country!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!