WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

When you're ready to take your business to the next level, whatever that means for you, we're here to help you get there.

We ease the pain points of running and growing a successful, thriving business. 

OUR CLIENTS HIRE US TO: 

  • Create a marketing plan which will achieve their dreams & goals

  • Craft thoughtful & impactful customer-facing content (social media, blogs, newsletter, etc) & manage their social media platforms

  • Measure their social and website analytics and recommend ways to improve their ROI

  • Create custom marketing strategies and deliver targeted objectives based on their goals (launch plans, market share, revenue growth, etc)

  • Develop sustainable standard processes to make doing business easier and less tedious

  • Teach them honest networking methods that broaden their referral partnerships with integrity

OUR DIGITAL PRODUCTS PROVIDE:

• Custom strategy planning workbook based on your specific goals & objectives

   
• Marketing Strategy & Execution (ie. we'll tell you what to post on social media, when and how often)


• Communications Tools (Internal & External)

• The playbook for building a referral network that organically helps you achieve your mission

KELLY SMITH, FOUNDER

Hey There!

I'm Kelly Smith.

 

Willow & Oak started out as a side-hustle to help out a former colleague. Luckily, there were other entrepreneurs who needed administrative & marketing support, and with gratitude, Willow & Oak grew fast and here we are! 

Here's the deal: 

I have an unrelenting desire to help those who want to improve the lives of others, empower the marginalized, and support the underdog. It's a privilege to bring good ideas to fruition which benefit those with less resources. These are the clients I choose to support, and I go all in to see their businesses & non-profits grow and flourish.

A bit about me:

I'm an introvert and pair well with extroverts; which has made for some super successful and super fun Visionary/Integrator relationships. I prefer to work in the background and "make things go smoothly," but I tend to either get on a soapbox with a microphone, or give presentations every now & then. I serve as the Membership Chairperson for Women Business Owners and have been nominated for the Solopreneur Business Owner of the Year.

 

The nuts & bolts: 

I have 20 years of Operational, Marketing , & Administrative experience, as well as a B.A. in English Literature from Seattle University and an A.A. in Marketing Management from Bellevue College. 

The fun stuff: 

My husband is totally fun, smart & hilarious, my two little boys are the loves of my life (also fun, smart & hilarious),  the PNW is home, I'd rather be outside (even in the rain). I like to volunteer for causes that break my heart, watch and participate in sporting events, go to concerts, and read. 

*Willow & Oak Business Solutions is a licensed, LLC operating in Washington state

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WILLOW & OAK GIVES BACK

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.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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.

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