Well this is super exciting. It’s my first blog post. Ever.
This is Zeal Marketing & Consulting, my marketing consulting business! It has been really fun getting the word out grassroots-style — networking with friends, colleagues, business people, freelancers, and other marketing experts — while I get the ducks lined up.
It takes a minute to build a website and a brand, but here it is! Fresh! I’ve worked on so many website development (and branding) projects. But I’ll be honest. This one has been my favorite! It’s just me. I get to be myself, tell you what I’ve been doing, and how I can help you. And … I get to say it all in my normal “Kate voice.”
I’ve had several people ask “so how’d you come up with Zeal?” Good question. It happened over lo mien and fried rice at a Japanese Hibachi Grill with my best friend. One of the things I like about it is that most people know it’s a word, but they might not know exactly what it means. It’s also short, one syllable, and it starts with a z (“those are z’s” – name that movie). I fell in love with the cursive z and it was over!
Actually, I fell in love with the definition, because it felt like me.
In case you missed it front and center on the home page of my website, here’s the definition:
ZEAL is great energy and enthusiasm in pursuit of an objective or a cause.
Like, for example, your small business. Or my own. Trying to make a living, support a family, make a difference, and contribute to the community.
It takes a zealous effort.
I hope to write blog posts regularly about what’s going on, some marketing pointers, and news about Zeal. I also hope to be really busy working for my clients. So we’ll see just how much time I have to write!
Thanks for reading,