We take the complexity out of social media, blogging, and email marketing and make it profitable, efficient, and effective.


Founder and owner of Willow & Oak Business Solutions, Kelly Smith teaches and executes honest marketing strategy so that entrepreneurs can reach more of the people they seek to serve.


Her mission is to exponentially improve people’s lives by creating material that helps people find one another, because as she puts it, “honest marketing results in realized dreams, improved lives, and better businesses.”


Or as her clients like to say “Kelly's work is the secret sauce that makes the phone ring.”

Sought out for her motivational, tactical presentations & workshops, one-on-one coaching, and "done-for-you" marketing services, Kelly engages and motivates her clients & audiences to see things with fresh eyes and leaves them with a desire to hit the ground running.


She inspires and equips business owners to grow their business with ease, generosity, excitement and renewed inspiration.

Kelly has over 20 years of experience in Operations, Communications, and Marketing, as well as degrees from Seattle University and Bellevue College.

She served a full term on the Board of Directors for Women Business Owners and won the Women Business Owner of the Year Award for Solo Business Owner in 2020. 


Kelly is a Seattle area native where she can often be found mountain biking, running, or at various sporting events with her husband and two little boys.

"Kelly is more than a great Marketer. She's a business partner who sees the potential and the value in your business and in you, the entrepreneur...Kelly's content marketing services generate revenue, and alot of it! I've had the most successful year of my entire career, largely in part to the work that Kelly and I have done together..." - Client Testimonial


  • We identify your target audience with granular detail so you know exactly who your ideal client is.

  • We create a marketing plan which will achieve your revenue and growth goals.

  • We create thoughtful & impactful copy and graphics for your marketing platforms and post them for you. (social media, blogs, newsletter, etc) 

  • We optimize your social media platforms to appeal to your desired audience.

  • We measure your social media and content analytics and recommend ways to improve visibility.

  • Create custom marketing strategies and deliver on objectives (product launch plans, ad campaigns, print marketing, etc)

  • Help you implement sustainable standard processes to make doing business easier and less tedious

  • Teach you honest networking methods that broaden your referral partnerships with integrity

Kelly Smith Marketing Strategist

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We donate a percentage of our monthly revenue to Charity:Water because we feel that clean, safe drinking water should be a basic human right. 

Currently, 663 Million people do not have access to clean water, and at Willow & Oak, we feel this is not acceptable. Did you know that for only $30 per month one person gets access to clean water? It's true! 

To find out more about the ways that Charity:Water is bringing clean, safe water to people who need it, read more here.



We value authenticity, integrity and relentlessly seek improvement.

We believe that success means meeting a need and improving the lives of others.

We believe in leading by example and in the betterment of the greater good.

We are flexible and think that simple is better.

We value innovation and use technology to work smarter, not harder.

We believe in work-life balance.

We think that work should be fun, creative, and leave you feeling renewed and excited.

We treat our client's businesses like they are our own businesses and relentlessly pursue solutions to achieve their measurement of success.

We appreciate the opportunity to meet new people and collaborate.

We believe in partnership and teamwork.

We think it's better to bend like the Willow than to break like the Oak, while keeping our roots firmly planted.  

And most importantly, gratitude in everything.