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One of the most important benefits of a thriving small business ecosystem is the myriad of problems of niche issues that can be addressed with dedication and creativity that is almost impossible if the marketplace was only comprise of giant, corporate behemoths.

Our problem solvers series aims to highlight those incredible entrepreneurs and creatives who are solving important problems using their creativity and ingenuity.

Kristo Blanc | Kristo Blanc LLC (Demonslayer Records)

Image credit:Jack Hummel & Kristo Blanc LLC

Problem: At Kristo Blanc LLC, we enable musicians and artists to continue the growth of their careers by providing label services and development strategy. The problem with the current state of the music business is artists are no longer being developed and are put in situations that they aren’t capable of operating. We have found that in a typical artist development/label structure that artists are given more problems than solutions to maneuver around. With focus on identity, vision and intention we provide priceless information regarding the continuous changes of the ever-evolving music business industry.

Solution: We begin with identity which is the very first impression that an artist is projecting onto its consumer. The problem is that if an artist is focusing too much on their image or how they are portrayed to the public eye it naturally takes away from their creative process and music. Vision with Intention is the most important element of artistry in my opinion. I think the pros of this approach allow the artist to step outside of themselves and focus more on where their energy is best suited – creating the music. This method does not work for everyone. I have found that most people are willing to fast track their business. There is a stigma that most artists blow up overnight and haven’t put in the time and energy into developing their sound. This idealogy is the direct opposite of what we do. We believe with time and precision that we can take any artist to that next level of success with the right mindset and perspective.

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Tosha Bontrager | WorkSuites

Problem: Problem: Traditional office space is not conducive to small startups or rapidly growing businesses. Traditional office space lacks the ability to scale with a business over time and requires businesses to lock into a long-term lease. WorkSuites coworking and private offices offer the ultimate flexibility by offering short-term leases and the ability to easily grow or scale back if needed. When new and/or growing businesses begin their search for office space they should consider the flexibility of the space as well as the included amenities and overall costs. WorkSuites solves this problem with its fully inclusive, flexible, and affordable offerings.

Solution: WorkSuites has over 20 workspace options in the DFW and Houston areas and are great for businesses of any size or stage of growth. We provide private offices, executive suites, coworking spaces, meeting and training rooms, podcast rooms, and so much more. Startups love us because we offer short-term lease options to get you up and running quickly. Our private offices are furnished, wired, and move-in-ready on simple, short-term agreements that provide no-hassle flexibility. Lower upfront monthly cost and shared use of amenities like meeting rooms, reception, kitchens, IT infrastructure, and admin staff mean significant cost savings. If you arent ready for a full-time office, we also have hybrid coworking memberships. When you don’t want to work alone, but also don’t want to feel like you’re in a crowded coffee shop all day, this is the perfect office solution for you. We take care of all the office needs so you can run your business, not your office.

Learn more: 

  • You can visit the website at worksuites.com or call 888-312- WORK Check out our social media @worksuites on all platforms

Precious Williams | Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC

Image credit: Emma Burcusel

Problem: Most entrepreneurs and professional speakers struggle with creating and delivering a pitch that captivates and activates! They also have trouble selling with mastery and standing out in over saturated industries.

Solution: If you’re an organization, executive, entrepreneur or public speaker that’s ready to increase engagement and revenue with better communications, I give you the tools and tenacity to pitch with power, sell with storytelling and develop a masterful mindset for communication. It’s time for you to learn how to #SlayAllCompetition The Art and Science of Killer Pitches and Presentations This isn’t your father’s sales training. I’m going to bust norms and shift perspectives to help your team own their awesome and bring out their “wow” factor. Whether you need full day, ½ day or ongoing training, want to work on your product pitch to potential investors, or need training for a pitching competition, the Perfect Pitches by Precious program is completely customizable for your needs and distinct challenges. I help you learn how to communicate better by crafting messages that radiate authority and trust, so your clients and customers become fans for life. And I challenge you or your leaders to up their game — on their terms — in order to develop the cunning, clarity and confidence that’s been inside them all along. And you can bet we have fun doing it. What’s more, they’ll get unstuck and discover a renewed and refreshed energy to own the mindset of the pitch in a way they never thought possible. If you’re ready to go from milquetoast to memorable, attracting and captivating your audience while closing the sale in an authentic way, it’s time to #pitchforprofit Dropping Names Besides helping women entrepreneurs and business leaders, I also conduct corporate trainings, helping teams to create killer communication skills, craft messaging and understand how to pitch and build sales programs. I’m also a world-class speaker for global brands including: Harvard University, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, George Washington University, Intuit Quickbooks, NBC Universal, PwC and more. Never one to forget my roots, I give back by working with organizations like Bottomless Closet, the Bowery Women’s Mission and Dress for Success. Ain’t Nothing But Some Accolades I’m featured in a Mastercard “Priceless” commercial, am a 4-time Book of the Year Finalist, a Stevie Awards “Maverick of the Year” Silver Medalist, a 2021 Leadership in Action Awardee for Career Mastered and an ICABA 2021 Women of Impact Awardee. As if that wasn’t enough, I’m also a 3-time #1 bestselling author for my books, Bad Bitches and Power Pitches: For Women Entrepreneurs and Speakers Only, and The Bad Bitches and Power Pitches Workbook, with my third, Pitching for Profit: The Bad Bitches’ Playbook to Convert Conversations into Currency, available now! I’ve also appeared in Forbes Magazine, CNN, Wall Street Journal, and on 2 billboards in Times Square (pinch me!). But I’m truly nothing without the amazing women and businesses I help. Ya’ll inspire me on the daily.

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Savannah Jones | Where The Heart Is

Image credit:Savannah Jones

Problem: Homes that have unusual layouts, flaws, damages or are not appealing in the current housing market.

Solution: The goal of home staging is to make a residence as appealing as possible to as many potential homebuyers so that the home sells quickly and for the most money. This is done by strategically placing items in the home to highlight or hide different aspects of the architecture, layout, or design. Home staging provides future home buyers with a great visual of what the space could be. 81% of homebuyers find a staged home easier to visualize themselves living in. Nearly 30% of homebuyers will overlook flaws in a home that is staged. We work with realtors and home owners to provide a useful service that benefits multiple parties by preparing a home to be sold quickly and for the most money possible.

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Lane Rizzardini | Marion Relationship Marketing

Problem: The internet and how customers find businesses is changing so rapidly it’s impossible for the average business owner to keep up with.

Solution: Marion Relationship Marketing takes a personal approach to marketing. Rather than selling tools like Google Ads, we start by understanding your needs, your target customer and their needs, where you are as a business and what your goals are. From there we’re developing a custom strategy that fits where your biggest opportunities are. We combine the execution of a digital agency with the communication and involvement of a business consultant, delivering a relationship that feels like an in-house marketing agency for your business. Our work is typically best suited for local, service-based businesses that are ready to take on new business and want to grow. We invest time in our clients and expect them to be as invested as we are in their growth.

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Alejandra Hernandez | A1 Tennis Academy

Problem: I think one of the problems or issues we see the most are kids who don’t have much social skills or have been exposed to a group environment.

Solution: One of the pros in this sport is that we work a lot in building their confidence and helping them adapt to new environments in where they can evolve themselves not just as tennis players but bring out their best version of themselves. In regards with cons I think that the most difficult part has been getting them out of their comfort zone. However, we build their trust first so they can open up to be themselves

Learn more: 

  • They can reach me at our Instagram a1tennistx or my personal phone number 4694630870

Leisha Olesch | Readings By Leisha

Problem: As a Psychic Medium, I provide answers to questions and problems my clients have. Spirit is always correct and provide invaluable answers to my clients. I also channel their loved ones, friends, pets, spirit guides and angels to help them live their best lives!

Solution: I provide answers and grief support to my clients by channeling Spirit.

Learn more: 

  • www.readingsbyleisha.com
  • 912-344-8332
  • My Show Chats With Spirit on the ENSL TV Channel on Roku or the ENSL TV app on android & I phones

Bridgit Kingsbery | Rags for Ransom Boutique

Image credit:Ashleigh Orchid Photography & Cortney Spradling

Problem: Rags for Ransom Boutique helps women of all shapes & sizes build confidence by creating a unique Personal Style. We offer clothing in sizes Small – 3X, along with shoes, accessories, Personal Care products, gifts and Personal Styling Services, to help all women look and feel good about themselves everyday.

Solution: By offering flattering, affordable, everyday clothing, Rags for Ransom Boutique appeals to all women looking to up their style game. We also offer a variety of Personal Styling Services, from a free Style Quiz to Specialized Style Services, to assist our clients in discovering and creating their own Personal Style, for every day, event or occasion. Rags for Ransom Boutique is for EVERY woman. Every size. Every shape. Everyday.

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Jacob Grapevine

Image credit: taken by doctor in office

Problem: The problem is people have chipped, worn, discolored teeth with uneven edges. This is not only a cosmetic problem, it can lead to broken and sensitive teeth with gum recession, which can end up as tooth loss. Traditional solutions as teeth become weaker and the problem spreads to other teeth is to have multiple porcelin crowns and veneers placed requiring 50-75% of tooth structure to be ground away.

Solution: Our philosophy is to save tooth structure and restore health. We use a technique comprised of bio-compatible material to rejuvinate tooth structure, that has been broken down over time. We restore it’s youthful vitality by using adhesion of a composite resin material requiring no tooth structure removal. This process saves time as it can usually be done in one day, it is virtually pain free as it does not require shots or numbing the area and the cost is 20-40% less than traditional porcelin veneers or crowns. There are no cons to the process as long as there is good communication between doctor and patient. This treatment is suited for a variety of patients such as those wanting to improve their smile, as well as patients with TMJ or clenching and grinding issues resulting in noticable tooth wear or teeth chipping.

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Holly Lockett | Frisco Counseling and Wellness

Image credit:JJ’s Perfect Shots

Problem: The problem is the human experience especially learning to live and work in a covid filled world.

Solution: We meet our clients where they are, we design specific programs to help them process, get healthy and learn to be the best version of themselves. We never give up until we find the solutions for our clients. Life is hard and can feel lonely at times and we want everyone to know that we are right by their side on this journey we call life.

Learn more: 

  • You can email us at info@friscocounselingandwellness.com
  • Call us at 972-380-1842.

Ayanna Jones | Shop Chef AJ

Problem: Our business solves the problem of having a spice with no salt in it. If you are a person who has high blood pressure or just someone who likes to cut back on salt then salt free seasoning is something you must try. This seasoning is also free of preservatives and is non gmo.

Solution: Our business solves the problem of having organic seasonings that can be typically harder to find. We use 100% organic ingredients.

Learn more: 

  • by visiting shopchefaj.com or directly contacting me through email DoseOfChefAj@gmail.com

Marc Liu | ELMNTL

Problem: Our clients often are trying to bring their products and services to new markets and new cultures that are unfamiliar with their brand. This means that the brands not only need to find strategies to convince new audiences to buy their products, they often need to educate these audiences as to what their products are.

Solution: Our approach starts by gaining a deep understanding of the product and the target audience, often by incorporating stakeholders from these two groups into our team. Once we have this deep understanding, we can find the common threads and formulate marketing and communications strategies to connect everyone.

Learn more: 

  • You can reach me at marc@elmntl.co or contact us through our website elmntl.co

Keri Ramos | Ritello Distribution

Problem: We solve dust and odor problems in the home, allowing our customers to decrease any breathing problems their household has.

Solution: We are the right choice for anyone suffering from allergies, asthma, or breathing problems; Also for the ‘clean freak,’ the person who always wants their home clean with less work.

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