3 small business marketing consulting discussing marketing startegies

Meet Your
Small Business Marketing Consultant

Clear Lake Marketing Solutions is a full-service, small business marketing consultant based in Marin County, CA that provides affordable, effective, marketing consulting focused on growing profits.

About Clear Lake Marketing

What We Do

We’re a strategic and tactical marketing consultant that provides content, email marketing, landing pages, lead generation, local search, marketing strategy, press releases, search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, WordPress & HTML web design & development, and more to small businesses.

Who We Are

Clear Lake Marketing was founded by Ann Grace, MBA, a veteran marketer with over 30 years experience. We’re part of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant network, bringing together the expertise of over 100 talented marketing consultants across the United States who are trained in the Duct Tape Marketing System.

About Our Name

Our agency’s name derives from the fact that marketing success today — like a clear lake — requires a balanced eco-system of healthy, inter-dependent parts. No one individual component in your marketing plan can thrive without the others. Instead, all parts contribute to one crystal clear, synergistic whole.

We help small businesses get found on Google, source leads, influence prospects, grow sales, retain customers, and get referrals

clear lake marketing solutions philosphy

Marketing in “The Old Days”

Before the Internet, marketing strategy was largely driven by Madison Avenue advertising agencies. The work of small business marketing consultants was a bit obscure, not unlike Dorothy’s discovery. It was, however, based on a simple system known as The Four P’s.

Then, with the rise of the Internet, everything changed. Marketing consultants turned to tactics like keyword stuffing and black-hat back-link strategies to boost page rank and domain authority. Marketing consultants found that playing games with Google was short-lived.

Google’s algorithms — and as a result, strategies used by marketing consultants — continue to change at a rapid pace. Small business owners struggle to keep up.

Marketing in 2018

“Toto, We’re Not In Kansas Anymore”

Today, marketing consulting is a far cry from “smoke and mirrors.” Duct Tape Marketing is a known, proven system — one that is executed formulaically and connects all marketing and social channels together with consistent, clear messaging.

Ask how our proven formula can get your business the results you need!

marketing consulting infographic

Why Use a Small Business Marketing Consultant?

Because hiring in-house talent with our breadth of capabilities will cost you upwards of $200,000! Instead, use the money you save with Clear Lake Marketing Solutions to fuel your business’ growth.

New Hire

$16,600/mo = $200,000/year

Salary, mid-level Marketing Manager $80,000
Salary, part-time Graphic Designer $32,000
Salary, mid-level Web Developer $34,000
Salary, part-time Social Media Analyst $32,000
Overhead, Taxes, Benefits, Phone, IT support $24,000
Recruiting/Hiring Costs  $3,000

Outsource to Clear Lake

= $24,000/year*

✓ Team of Marketing Consultants
✓ Built-In Graphics Capabilities
✓ Expert Web Design & Landing Pages
✓ 40 Social Posts per Month
✓ No Overhead, No Payroll
✓ = 86% Savings
* based on our Jumpstart Pricing