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If you have ever moved to a new house, apartment, or office by yourself, you know how much of a pain it can be. The moving process can be filled with many different emotions. On the one hand, you’re probably excited about the new adventure that lies ahead of you. On the other hand, you’re probably dreading the heavy lifting, pulling, packing, organizing, and logistical aspects of moving.

At Strong Men Moving, our goal is to remove that dread so you can focus on the fun and productive times ahead. With a team of hardworking, experienced moving professionals on your side, moving to a new home or office is easy, like Sunday morning.

The best part? As local, trusted movers in Greenville, you won’t have to take a loan out from the bank to pay for our moving services. We believe in hard work, friendly attitudes, efficiency, and fair pricing.

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Convenience is King

Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in Greenville. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in Greenville are willing to do.

Are you moving from out of state? Is your new house hard to find? Don’t have the time or patience to pack and wrap all of your belongings? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got your back. There’s no job that’s too large or too small for our strong men to handle, and there’s no place in the Lowcountry that we won’t go for you.

When we say convenience is king, we mean it.  We’re talking nights, weekends, and availability 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible. That way, you have time to focus on enjoying your new home or office, while we worry about hauling your double vanity into the back of our truck.

When you bring in the Strong Men, you can rest assured that you’re getting a full-service, friendly experience from the minute we pull into your driveway to the minute we shake your hand goodbye. Unlike some moving companies in Greenville, punctuality is not our poison. We strive to arrive on time to each job that we are hired to perform.

Here are some of the most popular moving services our customers use:

Residential Moving

Residential Moving

Along with divorce and the loss of a job, moving is listed as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through in their lifetime. When you consider the packing, the lifting, the scheduling, and the general disruption that moving can have on your life, it’s easy to understand why.

As the premier moving company in Greenville, our goal is to carry your moving burden, so you can stay focused on your daily life. You can rest easy knowing our movers in Greenville will always show up to your home with a positive attitude, friendly smile, and motivation to work. We treat your property like it was our own and take great care in handling all the items we move for you.

In addition, we prep our team of movers for many situations and provide thorough training on the fundamentals of moving, packing, risk management, and more.

If you own specialty items such as art, antiques, or other valuables, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure your possessions arrive to your new home safe and sound.

Whether you’re moving to a new home down the street or are coming from another state, we have the experience, tools, and professional movers to do the job correctly. We even offer additional residential moving services that include packing, unpacking, overnight storage, and much more.

Call or text us today to discover the full range of our residential moving specialties.

Labor-Only Moving

Labor-Only Moving

Do you already have reliable transportation but still need a team of professional movers to handle your heavy lifting? Strong Men Moving now offers labor-only moving services in Greenville for both residential and commercial moving projects.

A few benefits of labor-only moving include:

  • Reduce damage – our professional movers in Greenville will make sure your belongings are properly loaded into your truck, reducing the probability of damaged or broken items.
  • Maximize Space – With years of experience in the moving industry, we have a sixth sense for space-efficient packing and loading. Our strong men will make the most out of your truck’s usable space, which can help reduce trip time and save money on gas.
  • Quicker Moves – A team of Strong Men Moving will almost always be able to load and unload your belongings faster than a group of your friends. It’s nothing personal! With our team of professionals, you can spend less time filling up your truck and more time on getting to your new home or office.
  • Save Money – Using your friends to help you move almost certainly means you will have to compensate them one way or another. Why spend your money on cases of beer and pizza when you can use it for a safer, quicker move?

With our labor-only services, customers can rent their own truck for transportation while our expert movers load and unload heavy, delicate, or fragile items. Labor-only moving saves you time, helps prevent unnecessary injuries, and gives you the freedom to make your own travel arrangements.

Commercial Moving

Commercial Moving

Greenville and the surrounding metropolitan area is a hot spot for business. Dozens of companies scout Greenville each year as a new place to call home, where they can broaden their horizons and find new clients. What some businesses do not take into account is the logistics and headaches involved with moving to a new location.

Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in Greenville. We have the tools, team, and experience necessary to facilitate a smooth move for your business at a reasonable price.

In our experience as a commercial moving company in Greenville, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:

  • Your office furniture, equipment, and supplies packed and secured safely
  • Storage space
  • A detailed, efficient plan of action to ensure an organized move
  • Minimal disruptions to your day-to-day operations

To make sure we meet the requirements above, we will speak with you at length about your upcoming commercial business relocation. That way, we get a better understanding of the logistics involved. We will also provide you with a free quote, so you can plan your budget ahead of time.

At Strong Men Moving, some common commercial moving services include:

  • Pickup and delivery of your office equipment and supplies
  • Loading and unloading office items
  • Packing and unpacking your office supplies
  • Assembly of your office furniture
  • Provide all necessary moving equipment and packing materials

Whether you have to move a few office chairs down the street or need help transitioning to a new location, we are here to serve.

Refuse Removal and Disposal

Refuse Removal and Disposal

Did you find a bunch of unwanted junk after moving to a new office? Do you have an old, stinky couch taking up room in your basement? Don’t sweat it – we will remove the old junk from your home or office quicker than you can say, “trash it!”

With Strong Men Moving’s refuse removal services, we can haul away all the heavy, unusable items that your trash service won’t pick up.

A few common junk removal items that we can remove for you are:

  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Bed frames
  • Futons
  • Dressers
  • Mattresses

Professional Packing

Professional Packing

If you’re like most average folks living in the U.S., you probably have hundreds of items lying around your house that need to be packed before you can move to a new home. Packing can be a massive source of frustration, especially for busy families and professionals who don’t have the time or patience to pack.

Why risk a sprained back or a throbbing headache when Strong Men Moving can handle all the packing for you? With our professional packing services in Greenville, you can sit back and sip some sweet tea while we pack your keepsakes, furniture, electronics, clothes, and more. If you have valuable items like family heirlooms or fragile china, we will take extra care to make sure those items stay safe and unbroken during your upcoming move.

Why hire a moving company in Greenville like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here’s why most of our clients want us to pack for them:

  • Packing is a tedious, time-consuming chore
  • Professional packing minimizes the risk of injury
  • Professional packing reduces the risk of damaged items
  • Professional packing lets you focus on the more important aspects of moving, like setting up HVAC or internet service

Don’t have many items to pack this time around? Ask us about our high-quality packing supplies like boxes, tape, furniture pads, and covers. We’re here to help in any way that we can!

Cleanout Services

Cleanout Services

If you have a large-scale cleanout project, we can help with that, too. Our home and commercial cleanout services are great if you need to dispose of a large number of items in a short period of time.

All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll come to your location to remove your unwanted items, taking care not to damage your home or office. Once we have removed your refuse, we’ll dispose of it in an environmentally-friendly fashion to help protect the Lowcountry we love so much.

A few common cleanout services in Greenville include:

  • Estate cleanouts
  • House cleanouts
  • Basement cleanouts
  • Garage cleanouts
  • Foreclosure cleanouts
  • Apartment cleanouts
  • Office cleanouts
  • Commercial space cleanouts
  • Storage space cleanouts

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General Labor Services

Are you working on a project that requires a team of strong laborers? Sometimes, hiring your friends just doesn’t cut it. When you need a team that arrives on time, works hard, and does so with a smile, Strong Men Moving has got the help you need! As trusted movers in Greenville, we employ seasoned labor professionals that can assist you with your next indoor or outdoor project. Ready to get started? Call or text us today so that we can get a good understanding of your upcoming project, and how our team can save you time, effort, and money.

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About Strong Men Moving

Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in Greenville, SC. We have built our reputation on reliability, performance, price, and a positive attitude. We truly feel privileged to serve the residents of South Carolina. Our goal is to provide quality customer service with speed and diligence to all clients. We treat all of our customers the same, whether they hire us for a multi-facility commercial move or just need help loading and unloading a moving truck.

Strong Men Moving offers service in the following communities and beyond:

  • Bluffton
  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Daniel Island
  • Folly Beach
  • Greenville
  • Hanahan
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Isle of Palms
  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Kiawah Island
  • Ladson
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Nexton
  • North Charleston
  • Seabrook Island
  • Sullivan’s Island
  • Summerville
  • West Ashley

Do you have questions?

Need a quote on your upcoming residential or commercial move? We are here to help however possible. You can reach us via phone at (843) -830-6305 or by email at [email protected].

We hope to hear from you soon!

Latest News in Greenville

Inaugural Greenville FunFest is on August 15, 2021

We're bringing a FunFest to Greenville, SC and the community is EXCITED! We are super excited to bring Greenville FunFest to the Greenville community. The event was supposed to take place in 2020, so we are thankful to be able to bring the community together in 2021.” GREENVILLE, SC, USA, July 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On Sunday, August 15, 2021, the community will gather for a day of fun, food, and festivities to celebrate a crue...

We're bringing a FunFest to Greenville, SC and the community is EXCITED!

We are super excited to bring Greenville FunFest to the Greenville community. The event was supposed to take place in 2020, so we are thankful to be able to bring the community together in 2021.”

GREENVILLE, SC, USA, July 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On Sunday, August 15, 2021, the community will gather for a day of fun, food, and festivities to celebrate a cruelty-free lifestyle, a cleaner environment, and a healthier planet. The goal of the event is to educate the public about the benefits of adopting plant-based choices and to promote vegan-friendly businesses and organizations’ resources in the Greenville area and beyond. This event is produced by the group behind Vegfest Expos and Triangle Vegfest, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based out of Wake Forest, NC.

Festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy plant-based culinary delights, samples, and giveaways from vendors such as Superieur Electrolytes, Latin Flavorz Food, We Got the Beets Food Truck, and Jenauri’s Vegan Bakery while listening to live music and the children play in our Family Fun Zone. Over 45 vendors will bring a variety of animal-friendly wellness and beauty products, apparel, health services, educational resources, and more. An up-to-date vendor live map can be found on the event Facebook page or our website, greenvillefunfest.com.

This is the first vegan festival in Greenville, SC. “We are super excited to bring Greenville FunFest to the Greenville community”, Event Producer, Helene Greenberg shares. “The event was supposed to take place in 2020, so we are thankful to be able to bring the community together in 2021.”

Saffron Sponsor, Wild Earth will be in attendance with giveaways and treats for everyone’s fur kids. “The treats are so good that humans love them too”, says Mike May, a member of the marketing team for Wild Earth. Our animal friends need to stay home for the event unless they are a service animal, but you can definitely pick up delicious treats to give to them when you get home from the festival.

Greenville FunFest will take place, rain or shine, from 11am – 5pm. The event is outdoors, but covered at West End Events at Fluor Field, 935 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

Admission is $10 ahead of the event and is encouraged to help our vendors gauge how much to bring/prepare, $15 at the door. College students are $5. Children with an adult paid admission are free. For $25, you can get a VIP ticket and receive an upgraded goodie bag of samples, a t-shirt, a live Zoom call with Dr. Michael Greger (in September), and first entry to the venue at 10:30am, giving an extra 30 minutes to shop and eat. All are welcome to our events and no one is ever turned away. Festival-goers, please BYOB (Bring your own bags or bottles). Composting is encouraged and recycling bins will be available for non-compostable items. Free water, provided by Chef Joseph’s Alkaline Water, will also be available.

For more information and/or to make a donation, please visit:
Website: greenvillefunfest.com or vegfestexpos.com

Summer Market opens for 2nd year at Black River Landing

The Summer Market has returned to Lorain for two days of shopping on the city’s waterfront. The Summer Market has returned to Lorain for two days of shopping on the city’s waterfront. The 16th annual show with vendors peddling craft, artisan, handmade and homegrown goods opened July 23 at Black River Landing, the Lorain Port and Finance Authority’s waterfront festival site in downtown Lorain. There are home furnishings and foods for sale to eat there or take home. It continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., J...

The Summer Market has returned to Lorain for two days of shopping on the city’s waterfront.

The Summer Market has returned to Lorain for two days of shopping on the city’s waterfront.

The 16th annual show with vendors peddling craft, artisan, handmade and homegrown goods opened July 23 at Black River Landing, the Lorain Port and Finance Authority’s waterfront festival site in downtown Lorain.

There are home furnishings and foods for sale to eat there or take home.

It continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 24.

Summer Market started in Avon Lake, but outgrew that city’s Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Last year, it moved to Black River Landing, spacing out vendors to avoid groups and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Even during the pandemic and with hot weather, the city made a good impression among shoppers and vendors, said Summer Market co-founder Erin Stack.

“It’s a lot different from last year,” Stack said. “With the coronavirus last year, it presented many challenges.

“The weather was hot, and in a new location, it was more challenged by the weather last year. This year, the weather’s perfect, great location, we’ve got one year under our belt, so we’re feeling really good about what’s happening here this weekend.”

Promotions for Summer Market this year emphasized shoppers coming out to shop and help small businesses, especially those that were closed for months, Stack said.

Summer Market grew from 80 vendors last year to more than 100 new and returning vendors this year, with some coming from as far as Michigan, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

One of those was The Country Pedaler, a vintage store based in Greenville, S.C., operated by the mother-daughter team of Pamela and Hunter Guffey.

They focus on recycling and upcycling a number of items, with a specialty of quilts made into wall hangings in discarded screen print frames.

Summer Market was their first ever trip to Ohio, Hunter Guffey said.

“I think it’s great,” she said about the market. “It’s a good size, and it’s got some really neat stuff.”

Lorain Port Authority Board member Neil Sommers has been to Black River Landing many times, but was a first-time Summer Market visitor July 23.

Sommers was standing on the packed midway with food vendors set up.

“It’s always nice to see the town hustle and bustle,” he said.

The move has been a good one.

Everybody loves the Black River Landing, Stack said.

“The scenery is gorgeous, the park is much larger, the parking is ideal compared to Avon Lake,” she said. “And although we’re on the river now versus the lake, several vendors have said they loved it more because of the activity on the river.

“The bascule bridge going up and down, with the boaters, it just is more fun to watch.”

Summer Market offered Lorain Lighthouse tours on July 23 and they sold out, Stack said.

It’s important to note vendors and guests have said they never visited Black River Landing before, but it’s beautiful, Stack said.

“So, I’m happy with the pull we’re drawing to get people to Lorain,” she said.

Summer Market will donate some proceeds to Blessing House children’s crisis care center and My House, a developing housing program for young adults transitioning out of foster care.

This Is Where South Carolina Ranks Among The Most Obese States In America

2021-07-22 The obesity epidemic in the U.S. is a major health issue, and it's getting worse. The current national adult obesity rate is 29.7%, but almost half of adults are projected to be obese, not just overweight, by 2030, according to Harvard researchers estimates published in December 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine. While the country as a whole is facing an obesity crisis, the problem is much more pronounced in some states. South Carolina is the state with the ninth highest adult obesity rate in the U.S...

2021-07-22

The obesity epidemic in the U.S. is a major health issue, and it's getting worse. The current national adult obesity rate is 29.7%, but almost half of adults are projected to be obese, not just overweight, by 2030, according to Harvard researchers estimates published in December 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

While the country as a whole is facing an obesity crisis, the problem is much more pronounced in some states.

South Carolina is the state with the ninth highest adult obesity rate in the U.S. About 34.0% of adult residents report a body mass index of 30 or greater. High obesity rates can detrimentally affect health.

About 17.8% of adults in South Carolina report being in poor or fair health, the 20th highest share in the U.S. Nationwide, 17.0% of adults report subpar health.

Obesity is a leading risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, and 13.3% of South Carolina residents over the age of 20 have diabetes, the fifth highest share of all states. The diabetes prevalence across the country among the same age group is 10.5%

There are a multitude of social and economic factors that predispose certain populations to higher obesity rates. People with lower incomes are less able to afford proper medical care and healthy lifestyles, which include eating a healthy diet and having easy access to gyms and other options for physical activity.

The median household income in South Carolina is $56,227 a year, the 10th lowest in the U.S. and $9,485 less than the median across the country of $65,712 a year.

Insufficient sleep, defined as sleeping less than seven hours per night on average, has been shown to be a contributing factor to obesity. Sleep deprivation interferes with the two hormones that control appetite. Lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of ghrelin (increased appetite) and decreased levels of leptin (diminished feeling of fullness), possibly leading to weight gain.

About 38.8% of adults in South Carolina report not getting enough sleep, the ninth highest share in the U.S. and compared to 35.2% of U.S. adults.

Health experts have pointed to several lifestyle factors that are likely contributing to the excess weight problem among Americans, including a sedentary lifestyle. The physical inactivity rate in South Carolina is 26.0%, the 14th highest in the U.S. Nationwide, 22.7% of adults don't exercise on a regular basis.

To identify the most obese states, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed health data from the 2021 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program. These are the most obese states in America

This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St., a news organization that produces real-time business commentary and data-driven reporting for state and local markets across the country.

Greenville nonprofit bike shop offers teens free bikes, life skills, job security

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Free food, a free bike, and freedom from boredom are what nonprofit bike shop, Village Wrench’s Director, Jessica Compton, said students in 8th through 11th grades get when joining one of two 6-Cycle programs. “We are trying to develop relationships with students and walk with them through their adolescence. To become...

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Free food, a free bike, and freedom from boredom are what nonprofit bike shop, Village Wrench’s Director, Jessica Compton, said students in 8th through 11th grades get when joining one of two 6-Cycle programs.

“We are trying to develop relationships with students and walk with them through their adolescence. To become really confident workers post high school into college or whatever job they secure,” Compton explained.

The 6-Cycle, first and second gear, are bike repair and character development programs. She added that first gear is more towards character strength and skills for safe and confident bike riding. Where as, second gear is a build on first gear with a more in-depth look at bike repair, and readiness for students interested in working as an apprentice in the shop the following summer.

There are also mechanic mentors who facilitate bike repair and character development activities. They also offer everyday life advice, Wade Hampton High School 11th grader, Monty Roberson added.

“With the help of Jessica and other mentors I learned to like come out of my shell. I’ve learned to be more like trusting of like myself. More, more out there,” Roberson said.

Roberson is one of six Village Wrench Bike Repair Apprentices. While her true love is dance, Roberson’s passion for bicycles is deep, but still fairly new, though she’s been around bicycles for most of her life.

“I cut my toe in half when I was riding the bike. So, for a while I kind of like strayed away from bikes. I didn’t want to be on one,” Roberson said.

Nonetheless, she’s thrived at bike repair, Compton noted, and Roberson will easily be able to use her bike knowledge outside of of the shop. Roberson’s mother owns a bike shop. Her mother received business support, Village Launch, through Village Wrench Bike Shop’s founding organization, Mill Community Ministries.

Therefore, having Roberson join 6-Cycle was a no brainer, even if she initially wasn’t on board.

“I didn’t really want to go. But my mom wanted me to go. She was like ‘there’s free food there.’ So I was like, ‘Okay, I’m going'” Roberson smiled. “I was like ‘ugh this is going to be so awkward.’ But, my mentor at the time, Francis, helped me through a lot of it and I felt comfortable. I was like ‘I really like bikes!’ “

Since the inception of the programs, Compton counted 24 students have completed 6-Cycle. There have been at least four sets of six teens doing six weeks of work. She happily noted that they seem to come back and help out.

“Celly was one of our very first 6-cycle students and then he became an apprentice. This past year, he just finished his freshman year at North Greenville University. He served as a 6-Cycle mentor in the fall. So, he came back to Village Wrench on Monday nights and was working with students. Which is like just great, that’s what it’s all about is connecting this community, that comes full circle. Devon, [Celly’s] co-worker was an apprentice, is now in the National Guard and also is a really intense very strong cyclist,” Compton said. “We’ve got students that are starting to really thrive beyond our program. Seeing where they go after they graduate is really exciting.”

Roberson recently started her year long apprenticeship and has found a true calling as a bike mechanic. She plans to be the main mechanic for her mother’s bike company.

“Turning the spoke. turning the wheel. making sure that it’s aligned. That’s basically like my favorite part because you have to be so precise with it,” Roberson explained.

Compton added that 6-Cycle in addition to the Bike Apprenticeship truly grows the student.

“Through interacting with customers, they’re learning way more bicycle repair and becoming really competent mechanics, and without fail become more confident individuals as well,” Compton noted.

“I’m trying to get myself more out to people. Like, I’m more of a reserved person. I try to stay to myself. But, this job really requires me to go up to people and be like ‘Hey! Welcome to Village Wrench.’ I’m not used to that now. But, I am learning to get used to it and come out of my shell,” Roberson said.

The 6-Cycle program is actively looking for more students, as well as, mentors Compton said. They’re also looking for more bike part and financial donations, since it costs Village Wrench around $5,000 per student for the program. Compton said the aim is to continue to keep it free for students, wanting anyone to join.

“Setting students up with a one-on-one long term mentor for at least a year, it’s partnering with them, working in the bike shop and just like having a go-to-person that also is joining us for apprentice training. Kind of meeting students on like a personal life level as well.”

Do it! You only live once. It’s like a great way to learn about yourself,”Roberson added.

While Roberson dreams of becoming a professional dancer, she’s currently a member of Relentless Purpose, with plans of attending the Fine Arts Center for school. She added the relationships through these programs, will truly last a lifetime.

For more information on how to donate, volunteer, or join one of the programs for Village Wrench Bike Shop, click here.

As Businesses Emerge From Pandemic, Jamie Prince And Her Team Help Clients Craft Messages For A Changed Marketplace

Jamie Prince’s marketing business began with one phone call in one of the worst of times, financially, and one of the best times, personally. A Greenville native, Prince was working as Director of Corporate Communications at The Cliffs real estate communities after graduating from college, jump-starting her career in New York City, and returning home to marry her husband, David. “I was young, working long hours, and doing whatever it took to do the job,” Prince says. “I was having fun and...

Jamie Prince’s marketing business began with one phone call in one of the worst of times, financially, and one of the best times, personally.

A Greenville native, Prince was working as Director of Corporate Communications at The Cliffs real estate communities after graduating from college, jump-starting her career in New York City, and returning home to marry her husband, David.

“I was young, working long hours, and doing whatever it took to do the job,” Prince says. “I was having fun and worked on some great stuff.

“Real estate was booming — until it wasn't.”

And so began the bad times, the Great Recession, in 2009.

Prince decided it was time for a change, not just because of the economy. She had a new baby girl, Reese.

“I had such a long commute, and I was working such long hours. Reese was the first to be dropped off at day care, and she was the last to be picked up. It just broke my heart,” she says.

“Time is the most precious resource, and I wanted to dedicate more time to my daughter.”

She wanted a professional life, as well, so she decided to take that summer off and look for consulting work in the fall. But days after leaving The Cliffs, the phone rang. Prince’s business was born – Flourish, a marketing, public relations, and events management firm.

The first caller, her first client, was The Reserve at Lake Keowee. Her husband reminded her that she wasn’t even registered with the state. “I put the cart before the horse the very first day,” she explains.

Thirteen years later, Prince and her husband have two more children, twins, Jack and Emmy.

And Flourish, with its staff of 16, has served 125-plus clients (about a quarter of them non-profits) and earned more than 60 industry awards. Most clients are referrals.

A recession, a growing family and a new business might seem like a challenging strategy for success. But Prince believes those early experiences helped her steer Flourish and its clients through the economic upheaval caused by COVID-19.

“We grew those first years by helping small businesses navigate the recession. When the pandemic struck, it was uncanny how much I referenced back to the style of counseling I did with those folks,” Prince says. “If I had not started the way that I did, in the environment that I did, this past year could have looked dramatically different for Flourish.”

Her philosophy, in 2009 and 2020: Get back to the basics.

“In our business, the basics are helping businesses prioritize and making sure they have the information to be able to make the best decisions with their resources. Then, we come alongside them with ideas that are realistic, that can be executed well, and that will move the needle,” Prince says.

“We have always strived to help in practical ways, to look at the business as a whole.”

Prince says her agency, like her career, is non-traditional.

“We are a ‘small-in-number’ marketing, PR, and events firm. But the work we do is extremely significant and high quality,” she says. Because she came from the corporate community instead of an agency, she says Flourish is structured with “senior-level talent.” Staffers have an average of 19 years of experience.

Agencies are usually led by two or three senior members, while the rest of the staff plays a support role, she says. “The people who clients initially meet and believe in are not the same people who execute plans and are day-to-day contacts.”

At Flourish, the tables are turned, Prince explains.

“We have fewer support team members because the leaders are doing the work on behalf of the clients. That’s significant because the leaders know, over time, what's worked, what doesn't work, what's too costly, and what has great value,” she says.

“Our clients love that. They benefit from that. It resonates with them. It's important to them.”

The strategy at Flourish is to view a business through the eyes of the client, to listen, to diversify with the needs of the client, and to help.

“Helping people is the fuel we use to keep growing professionally,” she says. “The clients that have been with us year after year, and the clients for whom we do the best work … they know we’ve got to get our hands dirty. We have to get to the heart of what's going on before we can create things that work.”

Working with small businesses can be especially rewarding, Prince says. “Small business owners are in the weeds all the time. They're responsible for all aspects of the business simultaneously. I know that. I live that.”

Prince says the fresh eyes of Flourish staffers can reveal solutions that already exist. “You probably already have what you need, but you need help mining that, extracting that, and figuring out how to use it to your advantage.”

All businesses will benefit from re-evaluating how they communicate with clients and customers as more people are vaccinated against COVID and the economy improves, Prince says.

“The psychology of consumers has changed because the world has changed.” She acknowledges that there is no one appropriate message and that the message can be upbeat, but she says the tone of marketing and promotion for goods and services should be empathetic.

“You have to identify with humanity. You have to adopt a humane voice and be sensitive to the fact that whatever you're putting out there needs to be helpful. It doesn't need to be all about you. You need to be helping.”

Flourish is also finding that clients want to re-engage.

“It proves that we need each other. We weren't created to be independent. COVID separated us from one another. It was isolating and lonely,” Prince says.

“It's healthy to exit the past year in the spirit of hopefulness. Life won't be like we defined it before. We're still on this journey. We’re still grieving. But we are choosing to move forward. And that brings me a lot of joy.”

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