Merry Christmas from the Dramatic Design Family!

Some of the Dramatic Design Family of clients would like to take this time to give you some special offers.  Please mention this blog post when contacting them!  Merry Christmas from the Dramatic Design Family!

Thornapple Health & Nutrition –

Christmas Ornament

Newly opened as of October 1st, Thornapple Health & Nutrition (located in Caledonia, MI next to the Monterey Grille) is and is ready to serve your health and wellness needs!  We specialize in Gluten-Free products, supplements, diet and sports nutrition, Made in Michigan products, and much more!  Stop in to check out our healthy Christmas Stocking Stuffers for the kids and fresh Charlotte Gluten Free Bakery Items for that next holiday party!  Gift cards are available for that “difficult to shop for” person!  We wish you a Healthy Holiday Season!

Harmony ‘n Health –

Mary De Lange has the perfect solution for stress, tension and discomfort in the muscles and tissues.  If you know of someone who needs to feel refreshed and renewed, wants increased energy and a sense of well being, Mary is the person who can help.  With 22 years of experience, Mary will help you find an approach that is helpful to your needs.  Mary has gift certificates available to give to that special person in your life.  Call today to order your gift certificates: 616-456-5033 or email

Thornapple Financial Center –

Thornapple Financial Center in Middleville offers full service tax preparation and accounting.  We offer personal, corporate, partnership, trust and estate tax preparation as well as business accounting, and payroll services.  Our CPA is Quickbooks Pro Certified.  Our office is located just north of the Middle Villa Bowling Alley at 4695 N. M37 Hwy, Ste C in Middleville.  Make your appointment today by calling 269-795-3387.

Julie Ann Coon, LLC, Reiki Master Practitioner –

 Give the gift of relaxation to that stressed person in your life!  Gift certificates are available from Julie Ann Coon, Reiki Master Practitioner located at Thornapple Health & Nutrition in Caledonia, MI.  Reiki is a method of stress reduction that also promotes healing.  A treatment can feel like a warm glowing radiance that flows through the body.  Call 616-891-0898 for more details! 

Peaks of Gold Life Coaching –

Reach your Peak Now! Create a “Break-Through” in an area of life that is important to you.  Introductory Offer—only $25.00 for the first session. Call Peggy Reeves, Life Coach/LMSW at 248-921-0008 to make your in-person or telephone coaching appointment today!

Dramatic Design –

Sign up as a new Website client in January and receive a free month of hosting and maintenance, as well as a free one-year domain registration!  Call Kim today for your free consultation – 269-205-3330.





Offer Additional Services – Marketing Monday

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I have written before about which valuable information should be  included on your business card; however, I would like to address another related issue today.  The quality of the actual card and printing.

A new service that I have recently been able to offer to my clients is business card printing.  The printer uses a heavy, high-quality glossy cardstock that really makes the colors on your card POP!

As much as I like VistaPrint, the quality of their business cards is somewhat less than stellar.  When I saw the difference between the two, I was floored.  The image was crisp and clear and the card just felt more durable and dependable–which are the qualities that I want to portray.  I know the correlation isn’t automatic, but think about it…if a company displays quality in it’s marketing materials, doesn’t that impress you a little more than if they don’t?  I know it’s true for me–and I’m sure I’m not alone.

The pricing is really good for these quality, glossy cards, too!  It works out to be less than five cents per card.  That’s only $49 for 1,000 cards–and shipping is included!  You can design your own or outsource the design for the card (I do that too, of course).  Postcards, brochures, flyers, and presentation folders are also available at great prices.

I love being able to offer new services to my clients and helping them wade through the often confusing waters of marketing.  If I can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Remember, your customers or clients are already familiar with you and trust you in one area, so it is easier for them to trust you with new services than to go with another provider.   What additional services can you offer to your clients and customers this week?

Behind The Scenes

Some “behind the scenes” things have been going on at Dramatic Design lately…things that only current clients have known about until now. The client base for Dramatic Design has grown to the point that monthly billing was becoming a huge ordeal. So, instead of doing that manually, we now have an accounting program that helps with the task. Clients received their first look at the new invoicing system during the last billing cycle. The new accounting program will help free up more time for the important stuff–like designing websites, getting newsletters out, and keeping in better contact with clients.

One of the things we are trying to do is to get to know each client a little better. In an effort to do this, we invited them to have “virtual coffee” with us! Going for coffee, for most people, isn’t really about the “coffee”. It’s really about the relationship…the conversation…getting to know each other. So, each client was sent a questionaire about things we would talk about over coffee. As an encouragement for response, Dramatic Design is doing a drawing among those clients that send the questionaires back. The prize is either a Starbucks Gift Card or a Dramatic Design Coffee Mug. There’s still time to send your responses back in–the drawing will be held by the next billing date. Update: Congratulations to Captain Bill Muirhead of Spider Sportfishing!

New stat counters have also been installed on client sites that give some great real-time statistics, as well as reports that can be emailed weekly and/or monthly. Clients will be able to see where visitors are coming from, their general location, and length of visit–just for starters. The counters are invisible and don’t interfere with the performance of the website in any way. Just another “special touch” from Dramatic Design to you…no extra charge!

We recently also attended a great marketing seminar geared toward small businesses. Tony Rubleski of Mind Capture Group was the speaker. He gave lots of great advice, but focused on marketing with “grabbers”–something that “hooks” your potential customer and gets them interested enough in your marketing piece to read the whole thing…instead of tossing it in the nearest garbage can. Thanks to the Barry County Chamber for offering this seminar to it’s members.

Several new client sites are in the works, but the clients are extremely busy, so things are going a little slower than everyone involved would like. There are also several other yet unsigned clients “in the hopper”, so to speak. They are also anxious to get moving, but have to work through some details first. More on those later…