Our purpose is to help entrepreneurs build a business that is a legacy in supporting local communities.
“Rise Local was founded on one simple truth: small business owners sharing their stories and expertise is the most effective form of marketing.”Founder – Mike Stewart
Our founders, Mike Stewart and John O’Grady have nearly 20 years of experience helping local businesses grow. While working together at SuperPages.com, they were pioneers in assisting small businesses to embrace digital marketing. Mike even won a national sales award for leading the country in digital media sales. However, he wasn’t doing it for the accolades. He knew that digital marketing was the best solution for his clients.
In 2015, Mike and John started working together to create a platform and process to help local business owners attract and close business with their ideal customers. With our team’s help, they have built and perfected an all-in-one solution for hosting and server architecture, local presence management, SEO campaign support, and web content and media production. This process means that we can produce all the content needed to support organic, local, social, and traditional marketing campaigns for local small businesses.
Our work starts with addressing the real SEO issues that many other agencies ignore in hosting and web development. From there, we produce quality content and publish it in the places your target audience is most likely to find it: on your website, your social media channels, and your local search listings. We use the most up-to-date best practices and data analysis to optimize your content to be engaging and useful to your potential customers, which helps you rank higher in search results. When customers can find your content, it’s easy for them to get to know you. When they know, like, and trust you, they will buy from you and become loyal customers.
Our ideal clients are local business owners who are looking to grow or build a brand. We work with privately-held businesses with strong ties to their communities, including fixed location businesses (FLB), service area businesses (SAB), and professional service businesses (PSB). We also work with locally-focused startups who have the experience and resources to hit the ground running.
Our number one value is simple: do the right thing. We believe that starts with meeting you where you are. You don’t need to come up with a plan before you call us. That’s our job. Let us get to know you, your hopes, dreams, and ambitions for your business. We will then put our expertise to work, creating the best digital marketing strategy to help you reach those goals.
We’ve built a system that works, and we would love to put it to work for you. While we do the heavy lifting, working with us is still a commitment, and we understand that not every business owner is ready to take that leap. We invite you to give us a call. We believe that sharing what we know is the neighborly thing to do, and we’d like to be a good neighbor to you.