I help brick and mortar businesses grow referrals by building trust, credibility and confidence with customers.
Before launching my business, my communication and leadership skills afforded me success in the military, business consulting, advertising sales, and big- ticket sales at two Fortune 50 companies.
My trusted-advisor / trusted-friend communication and leadership style helped build credibility, confidence, and trust with colleagues, clients, and customers.
My background includes experience as vice president of operations and business consultant at a boutique business consulting firm in Chicago.
In addition to working on client projects, I was responsible for business development, marketing, and sales.
I wrote prospecting letters, emails and business proposals offering our firm’s services to Fortune 1000 companies.
In 2007, I co-led the firm to its first- ever profitable year.
Additionally, my background includes experience as an advertising account executive at a community newspaper and lifestyle magazine publisher in Leesburg, Virginia.
I sold and wrote multimedia advertising copy for accountants, attorneys, doctors, dentists, optometrists, audiologists, veterinarian, real estate brokers, banks, art galleries, jewelers, women’s and men’s clothing boutiques, insurance agencies, restaurants, equestrian events, home furnishings shops and a variety of building trades businesses throughout the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.
I wrote new copy and revised clients’ existing copy to create direct response advertising targeting consumers (B2C) and businesses (B2B) in four of the most affluent counties and two of the most affluent cities in the United States – Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince William County, Virginia and the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church, Virginia.
The ads were published in community newspapers, business newspapers, affinity and lifestyle magazines, and on each publication’s Website.
Within eight months, I was transferred to larger circulation publications, given an expanded territory, and made primary account executive for an up-market community newspaper located in Northern Virginia’s horse country in Middleburg, Virginia, an hour’s drive west of Washington, D.C.
Here are 76 business types I’ve worked with –
Accountants, Acupuncturists, Animal Rescue Shelters, Antique Shops, Arborists, Architects, Art Galleries, Attorneys, Audiologists, Auto Repair, Bakeries, Banks, Bed and Breakfasts, Book Stores, Caterers, Chiropractors, Churches, Coffee Shops, Doctors, Dentists, Dermatologists, Electrical Contractors, Equestrian Events, Farm Supply Stores, Fence Installation Companies, Financial Planners, Firewood Providers, Florists, Gift Shops, Hair Salons, Home Builders, Home Furnishings Boutiques, Home Repair Contractors, House Cleaning Services, HVAC Contractors, Humane Foundations, Inns, Insurance Agencies, Jewelers, Law Firms, Lawyers, Libraries, Maid Services, Massage Therapists, Men’s Clothing Boutiques, Movers, Museums, Nail Salons, Optometrists, Painters, Pet Stores, Physicians, Plumbers, Podiatrists, Pressure Washing Businesses, Private Schools, Public Relations, Public Schools, Printers, Psychologists, Real Estate Agents, Realtors®, Resorts, Restaurants, Roofers, Roofing Companies, Shoe Stores, Shopping Malls, Tax Professionals, Toy Stores, Tree Trimmers, Veterinarians, Waste Management Services, Wealth Management, Wineries, Women’s Clothing Boutiques.
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“Tom, You are amazing, this goes way beyond good customer service!
“Thank you” for your personal assistance!!
My preference, is the black version.”
“We so enjoyed working with you too! You always made it happen for us!
You have been so sensitive and understanding to the challenges of a small gallery.
The advertisements you created were excellent and your turn around time was amazing!
Your level of customer service was second to none!
We so appreciate everything you have done for us and we wish you all continued success on your next endeavor.”
“I hope you are moving toward something very exciting!
I must tell you, you have been an enormous help and a joy to work with!
You have set the highest bar for great customer service.
I’m sorry to see you go. Keep in touch and best wishes.”
“You’ve been the most friendly & professional of all I have worked with.
You made my life so easy with the reminders and confirmations. I knew if I had to make a quick change I could count on you.
I hope that you’re going somewhere fun and exciting.”
“Tom and I co-led Operations at WingSpan Partners in 2007 generating a first-ever profit for the company. Tom exemplified his leadership and business development skills at several new client meetings including a Fortune 500 company.”
“Working with Tom was a very positive experience. What struck me most was his incredible attention to detail and his collaborative attitude. He is very accomplished and yet still remains humble. The true mark of a successful person. I highly recommend working with Tom in whatever the endeavor.”
“On behalf of Thomas Flint, I would like to provide you with this letter of recommendation. Tom has held the position of Purchasing Manager for the Woodfield Group since September XXXX. During his tenure he has proved to be an outstanding employee. He has been a strong member of our team and shown exceptional leadership of the Purchasing Department. I have enjoyed working with Tom and would highly recommend him as a prospective employee.”
“On a personal note, I wanted to commend the efforts of Tom Flint. Although I have only been covering your account for seven months, it has been very evident that Tom has a vision for your company that is truly exceptional. There have been numerous projects (electronic commerce, services rollout, vendor management) that Tom has been so instrumental in getting Tech Data’s awareness where it needs to be. With some of the recent organizational changes at Bay, it is wonderful to see that his efforts and vision are being realized. You have a star player on your team and we are proud to have you and Tom as a valued customer.”
“Tom has done an outstanding job with the purchasing department and in my opinion, at the risk of alienating other departments, has the best run department within Bay. He and his personnel deserve the recognition.”
“Out performs all other sergeants in the company”
“Leads otherwise non-productive soldiers to accomplish the mission above standards”
“Trains all non-supply soldiers to work as a team and not individually”
“A mature soldier who accomplishes excellence with every mission”
“Professional, competent Non-Commissioned Officer”
“Totally trustworthy and honest”
“Attains a high degree of trust and confidence”
“SGT Flint’s leadership abilities are remarkable, whether working in the maintenance facilities or conducting physical training”
“SGT Flint is an outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer. His superior performance and devotion to duty are unmatched by any other Non-Commissioned Officer in the maintenance platoon and he sets a superb example for all to follow.”
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