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 Clutter | Phobe!
Three questions with Alexis Boccanfuso, founder of Clutter | Phobe.
Why did you start your business?
I worked in the corporate world prior to staying at home to raise my son. When he started middle school, I decided I wanted to work again. My childhood goal was to be the CEO of a company so I started one myself and became a CEO! I chose Professional Organizing because I wanted to help people and organizing was second nature to me. My business has organically trended towards financial organizing and daily money management and that along with productivity consulting and mindfulness coaching, I’ve got a business I love that brings me satisfaction every day.
What is your best selling product/service?
The service that I provide the most is financial organizing and daily money management. My client base includes high net-worth individuals, seniors, busy professionals, estates and small businesses. I handle mail and paperwork, pay bills, monitor and reconcile bank accounts and credit cards, track income and expenses, run P&Ls, manage insurance claims and interface with other professionals on my client’s behalf. I also help small businesses and professionals be more productive and mindful of their work. I occasionally still help individuals organize their belongings.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
I not only own a Wilton business, but am also a Wilton resident and am a big proponent of using local businesses! For my business, I use many local businesses including but not limited to: the Village Market and Naked Greens - my go lunch spots, Sweet Pierre’s - for client gifts, Saltbox Press - for client gifts & my office calendar, the local UPS store - for shipping and postage, Kim’s Delivery & Drop - to clean my work clothes, Wilton Chamber of Commerce - for business networking, CT Notary - for notary service when I can’t provide and Pinocchio’s Pizza - when I work late and don’t feel like cooking!!! My business also supports Stay at Home in Wilton through donations and volunteering.
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