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April Brewster-Smythe


I can answer all questions related to the construction of press releases, web content coordination, telephone etiquette, Facebook and Twitter updates and Tweet, marketing collateral, creating an elevator pitch, entrepreneurial promotional communique, sales letters, video scripting, ebooks, and public relations. I also invite questions in the area of business plan creation, but advise most small business start-ups to write their own.

Experience in the area

I have been involved in the business communications arena for over 25 years, in management, marketing, sales and collections. In the past 10 years I have developed a series of business models that have all received positive results. I have also been the recipient of three awards; Entrepreneurial Award from the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, 2009-2010, Green Innovator of the Year/ 2010 Northeast Indiana Green Builders Coalition, and Innovator of the Year/ Retail Category- 2010, Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, for the Green ABC's for Kids, a program I created, implemented, and marketed throughout NE Indiana. I am also the owner of Virtual Writing Solutions, a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, small and medium sized business owners and individual service providers that offers solutions to their business communication and marketing needs.


Waynedale Green Alliance YMCA Waynedale Community Improvement Access Fort Wayne


International Business College- Associates Degree/ Business Administration Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne- Public Affair/ Bachelors Degree

Awards and Honors

Entrepreneurial Award- Northeast Indiana Innovation Center- 2009-2010 Green Innovator of the Year Award- Northeast Indiana Green Builders Coalition -2010 Innovator of the Year/ Retail Category- Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly-2010 National Dean's List Elder and Lemaur Publishers Author of Tomorrow

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Recent Answers from April Brewster-Smythe

2014-02-01 Online business profiles:

Hi Jerry,    I would merge the two profiles.  You have a complete profile for your franchise side, and your creative marketing business is left out hanging with no photo.     Actually, I think it would

2014-02-01 Online business profiles:

Hi Jerry,    I have a couple of questions before I can get any further into this.      1)  What is the objective of the profiles- are we talking about LinkedIn profiles or profiles on a website- need clarification

2013-05-21 Advice:

Here are four steps to take to get known and tell people about your new service.  1) I would craft four press releases that target four different groups in your calling audience.  Send Place these press

2013-05-13 Generating event publicity:

Here are five ways to generate free publicity.      1)  Write a press release highlighting the areas of your seminar that benefit your community and send it off to media outlets.  Make sure that the press

2012-12-03 how will i avoid conflict when collaborating to diff department?:

As a Monday morning quarterback I would have suggested that in the beginning both teams create a mutual accountability calendar.  As a writer I have an editorial calendar that names the projects I have


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