“It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a village to raise a business too.”

Steve Reich

R Marketing Department

“We’ve all heard that it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a village to raise a business too.”

By Ann Park

Steve Reich is the founder of R Marketing Department, a local business focused on promoting and growing other businesses. Steve has spent his entire successful career in marketing and is a best-selling author on the subject. His unique expertise, as one of only 13 Certified Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainers in the world, provides a winning edge to businesses.

As well as helping the business community grow, Steve’s goal is to be a positive influence in the community as a whole. “It’s all about family,” Steve says. “We’ve all heard the old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it takes a village to raise a business too. No one can grow a business alone. We need our community around us.” In today’s competitive marketplace, the best marketing is word of mouth. “And that comes from people supporting others and spreading the word.”

A cornerstone member of his own community, Steve supports local charities and programs. “We wanted to be there for our neighbors. My wife and I thought it was important to join the Community Emergency Response Team, or C.E.R.T We both know CPR and wanted to help. We became teachers and, cooperating with the fire department, we taught classes for years.”

From experience, Steve has learned the value of community. “It’s important to come out and support our local events,” Steve says. “When we show up, we show support for the people who took the time to put an event together. And when you do, the events become better every year.”

Over a long successful career, Steve’s advice to entrepreneurs and new business owners is to actively participate in their community. “People who aren’t involved and keep to themselves have a tough time growing their business. Get to know people and let them feel comfortable with you, and you’ll find that your business grows. We all need each other. If there’s anything I can do to help, come and see me.”

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