Jess Curtis is #MadeForKnoxville.
She worked with larger marketing agencies for years, but knew something was missing. When she realized her ideal client was constantly getting overlooked, she chose to step out on her own and become their marketing champion.
When Jess first started her career in marketing, she went big. She worked for agencies that provided everything their clients could possibly need for a high price. As she learned more about herself and what she wanted out of her career, Jess decided that starting her own company would be the best way to serve the little fish in the pond–the clients she cared about the most. For Jess, it’s crucial to work with like-minded companies when building a successful business and collaborative community. Through J-Bird Marketing, she focuses on providing clients with web development, social media marketing, and consulting, and works with fellow small business owners to connect clients to other marketing resources they need.
“Rather than being competitive with other like minded businesses – we’ve learned that our energy is better spent sharing clientele, resources, and collaborative ideas.”
In Their Own Words…
J-Bird Marketing is a Digital Marketing agency that serves small businesses with a heart for local, women, and minority-owned. After over a decade working for Full Service Marketing Agencies, I found that the potential leads we were pricing out were the very people I wanted to serve. With that in mind, a solo-entrepreneurship was born. Supported by other freelancers and local small businesses, J-Bird Marketing now works with over 15+ women owned businesses including but not limited to, Lilienthal Gallery, French Fried Vintage, All Mixed Up Cakes, and more!
The biggest lesson I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is that high tides float all boats. Rather than being competitive with other like minded businesses – we’ve learned that our energy is better spent sharing clientele, resources, and collaborative ideas. This new take on marketing allows me to keep specializing in the things I enjoy (web dev, consulting, and digital communications) while also supporting other freelancers doing the same but in different areas.
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