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Before, there was COVID: When you wanted to get something to eat, and you did not feel like cooking, you got in the car, drove somewhere, and either sat down or went through the drive-through.
Now, After COVID: There’s a strong chance you’re having your food delivered to your door.
Why is this?
Well, if you’re like most folks, you discovered how easy delivery is and how much time it saves you. Why drive and sit at a restaurant for an hour or so, then drive back or wait in lines to take the food back home to eat when you can just pay someone a little bit of money to do all this for you?
The same is true for business-to-business services.
Before there was COVID: Businesses didn’t really know where to get these services. They basically found people through Googling, going to networking events, or waiting for salespeople to call them or advertise to them somehow.
Now, after COVID: Businesses go to sites like Fiverr (and a few others) to buy everything from business coaching and web design, to marketing and advertising, to social media posting, to graphics…and much much more.
Today, successful companies need comprehensive business and internet marketing strategies, but this can be costly, technical, and very time-consuming.
No other company has been better prepared to take advantage of this booming opportunity; Agora Advantage is pioneering the pathway in systemized business growth and online/offline marketing strategies with strategic vendors and programs in place for continued expansion.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, Agora Advantage was founded after we realized that the way business owners find the best products and services for their business was broken.
With over 50 years of combined experience in merchant services, traditional advertising, infomercials, web design, social media marketing, SEO/SEM, email marketing, e-commerce development, app and software development, business consulting, training, and much more, Agora Advantage was created by industry veterans to bring cost-effective solutions. Agora Advantage brings more value to businesses, business owners, consumers, resellers, and entrepreneurs than was ever done before.
Unlike other companies where you don’t know who you’re getting and where they are in the world, with Agora Advantage, our vendors go through a vetting process before we add them to the marketplace to make sure you are getting the best value you deserve.
Our system of "Inclusion" hyper-rewards everyone and gets them on the same track for growth.
We reward business owners with world-class service or more value for the same price in the Merchant Marketplace and reward the people who help drive the growth.
We were able to help this business owner get over 320 Five Star Reviews and find success on the internet! He is now the #1 Ranked chiropractor in his area.
Vince Baker is a highly motivated Business Marketing Agent, Internet Marketing Coach, Public Speaker, and Author. Vince has a proven track record of succeeding in competitive sales markets, internet marketing, leadership roles, problem-solving, and coaching top sales reps.
His years of experience range from Yellow Pages, Direct Mail, Internet Marketing, and Business Coaching. His multi-dimensional experience in all these forms of marketing has enabled him to bring success to a vast array of business owners and sales agents. Click Here to connect with Vince on LinkedIn Visit www.vincewbaker.com
Mike Driggers is an Authority Marketing Agent™ and a business breakthrough marketing and sales strategist who inspires, motivates, and encourages people worldwide. Mike Is a top-selling author and is recognized as one of the world’s most in-demand International speakers and the most requested Instant Authority Marketing Coach.
He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, USA Today, Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, and the Brian Tracy TV Show. Mike has also been in the top 10% of producers in the direct sales industry for more than 25 years. Mike specializes in sales and marketing for small business owners.
Over the years, Mike has developed a keen understanding of the complex issues facing small business owners in the type of volatile economy we have today. www.Mikedriggers.com
As a Sacramento State Alumni with a focused degree in Business Marketing and a 7+ year Agora team member, Melissa enjoys being the bridge between business owners, technology, and consumers. Engagement across existing and developing digital channels is the future, and it is her passion to learn and teach these opportunities to business owners.
Melissa began studying digital marketing early in high school because she saw how the industry was evolving and could help businesses in a new, never-before-seen way. Through Agora Advantage, Melissa first had the privilege of witnessing business success stories across all industries. And what do all success stories have in common? Well-designed websites, reviews, and strong digital presence. Her experience in these areas enables her to deliver progress and knowledge to her clients and network.
Melissa loves to observe clients gain new customers through their climbing Google search rankings placements; this is done by obtaining new customer reviews for their websites and implementing a few other tactics and strategies of internet marketing. Like most things, constancy and experience are key. Melissa and her Agora team empower all businesses from all industries.
Ed Garza is a Founder, Public Speaker, and Instructor providing a true north compass for businesses. A marketing genesis and revenue warrior at heart. Speaking to audiences of any size comes naturally to him. Speaking on topics that educate, empower, entertain and elevate. A few brands he has guided include Google, Penske Motor Group, Toyota, Maybelline of New York, KitchenAid, and Starbucks. Spend 15 minutes with Ed and you will be enlightened, impressed, and encouraged. Video Marketing is at his core. Ed has been featured on ABC, Good Morning America, and on Stage evangelizing Profit Driven Marketing with Google Executives in Dallas, TX. Learn more at www.MrPitchman.com
Brian Jacks is a seasoned commercial real estate professional with well over 25 years of experience. He started a 20-year banking career with Wells Fargo in 1990 as a Teller in high school. After graduating in 1995 with a business degree from California State University, Sacramento, Jacks launched a $1 billion lending career in commercial mortgage underwriting and became a licensed California real estate broker in 1996. Ten years later, Jacks was tapped to lead back office production and junior lender training for West Coast operations with an annual volume totaling $2.5 billion. In 2008, Jacks transitioned to a corporate role tasked with enhancing bank-wide cross-sell opportunities by overseeing the data mining process for over 20 Wells Fargo commercial businesses, representing more than $4 billion in annual revenue. Following a short entrepreneurial stint launching an internet marketing business, Jacks parlayed his knowledge of search engine optimization into his own brokerage firm based in Sacramento called Jacks Commercial Real Estate, where he has been actively representing clients for the sale and lease of commercial investment and owner/user properties since 2011. Jacks is also an early investor and advisor in several tech startup companies.
Mr. Aust is the Co-Founder and President of Verdant (VRDT). Verdant delivers total energy solutions and profitable distribution grid management through a robust energy technology aggregation model. Verdant focuses on the following: Acquisition, investment, and partnership platforms. Vertical and Horizontal roll-up with wholly-owned and nonconsolidated subsidiaries. Aggregator of leading technology companies. Technology and Systems integration. Development of incremental revenue streams for marketing through horizontal integration. Mr. Aust has raised over $100 million in Venture Capital for several direct sales companies. In the mid-1990's Steve worked to raise capital for numerous IT start-ups. Among these firms are the Video Home Shopping Network, Vision Quest, and 2Extreme Sports, helping the latter public through a successful IPO.
Community Relations & Tech Support
Dr. Greg Sanders is a Community Builder, Tech Entrepreneur, High-Performance Coach, Author, and Speaker. Currently known as “Dr. Max” in his role as the Founder of the Max Community, the online networking arm of Agora Advantage, Greg was the visionary and owner of an innovative digital business card company; he is currently releasing a new mobile app that will assist in Agora’s networking events and was voted as 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Small Business Association of Southwestern Illinois.
With a Ph.D. in Sociology and 30 years of university teaching, administration, and curriculum writing, Dr. Greg Sanders is a “weekend pastor” with an active ministry to a semi-rural congregation. He is also a specialist in building communities, cultivating deep relationships among business collaborators, and creating training materials for accelerating business success. He also owns a digital marketing agency that recently merged its customer base with Agora Advantage to benefit his customers and the Agora community.
Dr. Max is currently directing Agora’s customer service, CRM, technology support, and several business networking events through Agora’s partnership with the Max Community. Click Here to connect with Dr. Greg Sanders on Linked In, or visit https://TheMaxCommunity.com.
We work with them and for them, making sure they feel fulfilled, appreciated, and satisfied. We aim high, always learning, to understand every novelty from the world of technology. We support our employees’ learning and practicing so that they can deliver top-class solutions in ambitious projects.
We understand that when some of the Veterans come home from active duty, they need to find a new career. We here at Agora Advantage are set up to help these Veterans learn new skill sets for a career in the areas of helping business owners with very needful solutions. One of our partnerships is The Hope Collection which is known for having a prosperity network in making this happen. If you are a Veteran or know of a Veteran that is looking for a way to make a living we would love to hear from you.