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 Bedford Street Marketing!
Three questions with Paul Gerardi, owner of Bedford Street Marketing.
When did you start your business?
I started Bedford Street Marketing in May of 2018. We are still very much in the building stage a year later, but I wanted to leverage my 20+ years of marketing experience and help the local run businesses in Stamford get their brand message out. We have so many great eateries, service providers, retail shops and specialty stores here.
It's an evolution of an idea I've had since I was in my 20's and finally in 2018, it took shape. Our goal is simple - provide Intelligent, Innovative & Idiosyncratic Marketing solutions for the local business owners in Fairfield County. Plus I am extremely passionate about marketing and how it can help keep an area vibrant with unique branding.
How Many People do you employ?
At the moment, it's just me running Bedford Street Marketing. It's our goal, once we are up and running with a lot of customers, to employ from the local community. The college grads who are marketing savvy and offer internships for high school students. Our perspective is you don't need an MBA or a business degree to be successful. We have a soft spot for liberal arts degrees and the diversity of thought these degrees bring to the business world.
Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...
I wish I could be at a point in our business where I could devote some pro-bono services to the non-profit community. There are so many great ones here... Friends of Felines, Domus, Paws... to name a few. Our heart really is in using marketing to do good for the area - and non-profits are the heart of any community.
Bedford Street Marketing tags Lucky's Burgers and Shakes!
Bedford Street Marketing is located at 444 Bedford Street in Stamford. Call 203-989-9216 or visit them online: www.bedfordstmarketing.com
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