What Businesses and Individuals Think About Our Company and Our Founder
“Linda set up all the social networking needs for family facts. She is very knowledgable in this area and knew exactly what we needed. She was quick, efficient and a pleasure to work with. She continues to check on my social networking activity which shows her incredible dedication to her clients. With this ever changing digital world I continually have social networking questions and Linda always answers my emails with helpful information in a very timely manner. I highly recommend Linda and will use her again.” - Pam Socolow, President / Founder, Family Facts
“I first had the pleasure to work with Linda on a joint project for the Home Fur-Ever non-profit organization. The organization is a non-profit for animals and was in need of marketing and public relations services. We worked together to help create awareness for the Home Fur-Ever fundraising event. Immediately, I recognized Linda's exceptional social media skills and her willingness to help in this endeavor. I found Linda very instrumental in assisting and communicating effectivley through social media tools. Later, Linda and I worked together to promote Mobile Monday Detroit Debut. Linda is the founder and lead for the Mobile Monday Detroit organization and is an exceptional leader, organizer and Technology Leader in the State of Michigan. I highly recommend Linda, CEO Strategic Growth Concepts and her services.” - Lynor Pereira, Principal, JuNaPa Marketing LLC
“Linda is one knowledgeable lady. Ask her a question about marketing, social media, or mobile marketing and she's right on top of it. And not only is she knowledgeable, but she's willing to help her fellow business owners with their marketing needs in many areas in very reasonable, cost-effective ways. You can't go wrong with Linda on your side. The first time I met Linda we talked for over three hours -- she knows what she says and relays that info in an interesting, professional manner. Within days she took on my social media mess and has created sense out of mayhem. I would highly recommend Linda in any of her capacities -- particularly her work with mobile marketing and all the myriad of social networking - Nancy Sherman, Executive Director, SSBI (Strategic Small Business Initiative)
“Linda is a tremendous asset to anyone, any small business serious about growing and moving their business ahead. She has provided me with unquestionably the most helpful guidance on social networking focused on growing my executive consulting practice for new venture entrepreneurs and small business enterprises. It is my pleasure to highly recommend Linda as a strategic resource for and in growing small business using mobile and social networking medians.” - Sandy Graham, MBA, MS Econ, Managing Partner, Sequoyah Associates
Just a note to let you know how much your efforts for our animal rescue group are appreciated. After the recent misfortune of a robbery which cost us most of our equipment, things were looking pretty bleak. However, thanks to your social media program which included postings on Twitter and Facebook, as well as multiple postings on the blog you developed for us, we experienced a surge in donations! No coincidence there!
Another wonderful effect of the social media marketing program has been the many offers for volunteers in multiple capacities, and offers for foster homes too! The increase in adoption applications has resulted in some wonderful homes for very special animals. There again, thanks to Twitter, Facebook, the blog and the wonderful new website you developed for us!
Thank you, thank you, for going the extra mile for us!
- Your friends from HomeFur-ever Animal Rescue
"… I have hired Linda and Strategic Growth Concepts for a multitude of marketing projects, and have been quite pleased with the extent of her marketing knowledge, especially in mobile marketing. Always thinking of mobile marketing as just a little more than text messaging, I was pleasantly surprised as Linda tirelessly demonstrated to me the various aspects of effective mobile marketing and how it could be utilized to significantly increase foot traffic to local businesses.
I've also had the pleasure of working with Linda as a guest on her Strategic Growth Concepts Blog Talk Radio show, and have been impressed by her ability to keep her guests engaged and the conversation moving along without missing a beat. Upon downloading the podcasts of several of my guest appearances on the show, my clients have expressed similar sentiment. Her professionalism has certainly left a lasting impression on my clients. Ultimately, that is a good reflection on me as well.
Linda has completed several very important projects for me as a Strategic Partner of my company, franchisEssentials. The attention to detail has been second to none, and the projects have always been delivered ahead of schedule. The projects have always exceeded my expectations despite some interesting challenges I've been forced to share with her with along the way. Plain and simple, she gets the job done with no excuses. I would highly recommend Linda for any simple or complex marketing project for small to mid-size companies, as she certainly has the drive, knowledge and resourcefulness to accomplish the "wow" effect that is often needed to exceed the goals and objectives of the project itself."
— Paul Segreto, CEO, franchisEssentials
"Linda provided clear thinking and recommendations in an extremely tough business environment. She is thorough, knowledgeable and pro-active."
— Sandra Jackson, former VP Marketing, Roberd’s Furniture, Electronics & Appliances
"...assist with not only the outplacement of the members of the department which was being eliminated, but also to assist with the announcement to the effected workers. While most, if not all employers faced with a downsizing or reorganization are seen by those being outplaced as the enemy, ... with the expertise that Linda brought to the table the employees expressed gratitude that the company cared enough to look out for their well-being....was a rewarding experience in the face of a very difficult situation for all parties concerned..."
- John B. Booth, Regional Human Resources Manager, Rural/Metro Ambulance
"I worked with Linda … for ideas for marketing franchises to prospective franchisees. Her dogged determination gets the job done right, and insures that the company’s branding message is consistent across all channels. She values measuring and monitoring to maximize the use of available marketing dollars. … she understands the challenges of franchising and is up to the task of meeting them."
— Gail Parker, President, FranchisesForSale.com
"I worked with Linda for several years when she was Advertising Director with Murray’s Discount Auto Stores. When I started working with Linda, I quickly realized that she has very detailed and organized management style. Being solely responsible for the overall marketing of hundreds of locations, in several markets, is a difficult task. Linda was more then up to the challenge; she provided crafted marketing plans that helped generate additional sales for Murray’s Discount Auto Stores. Any organization that is fortunate enough to work with Linda will realize, in short order, the same thing I discovered several years ago. Linda knows how to get the job done right….."
— Louie Katsaros, National Yellow Pages Manager, Simons Michelson Zieve Advertising
"My experience with Linda Daichendt has always been professional, direct and honest. Linda has worked tirelessly to help franchisees get their message out to the public in an efficient, cost effective manner while always exploring and keeping an open mind re: getting the biggest bang for our advertising dollars. Linda will tell you what you need to hear, maybe not always what you want to hear. I appreciate honesty and directness."
— Cynthia Solaka, Owner, Solaka, Inc.
"Linda is a very assertive management executive who offers extensive leadership experience building teams that produce results. Linda possesses creative skills in developing and implementing Advertising / Promotions that drive top line sales."
— Dave Keegan, former Vice President of Franchise stores, Wireless Toyz
"Linda is the consumate professional in every sense of the word. She is extremely focused, dedicated and possesses an uncanny ability to trouble shoot. She has the ability to develop strategic planning and marketing campaigns on many levels simultaneously and easily grasps the nuances that others miss. I found Linda to be an exceptional team player and she is generous with her knowledge in helping others excel as well."
— Patty Marcum, former Director of Retail, BoRics Haircare
"Linda was awesome to work with. Very hard working (crazy hours), dedicated, organized, and a strong leader of her team, vendors, and franchisees across the country. She is both an idea person and a program executor. Wins the respect of her colleagues with an honest, straightforward approach."
— Howard Krugel, Diector of Sales and Marketing, Dietz Trott Sports and Entertainment
"Linda is an engine that doesn't stop, and is always available to give her insight. In a world where having someone return your call is a miracle, Linda always provided proficient and efficient service. She knows marketing, earns the respect of her peers and employees, and can be counted on."
— Sanjay Dave, Entrepreneur in Residence, INC3 Venctures, LLC
"WOW! What a dynamic person! Linda amazed me on a constant basis, she never sleeps! Linda operated her department producing a consistent product with exceptional results. She took a program that was in complete disarray and turned it into a product that was easy-to-use, and produced ads that we in the stores had never even dreamed about. She is a winner for sure.
— Jay Young, President, Atlantco LLC
"Linda is a great business woman with an eye for detail. She is one of the hardest workers that I ever had the pleasure of working with."
— Sara Oberg, Account Executive, Detroit News and Free Press
"…Linda has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and ambition. She is highly motivated and well capable of achieving any goal she sets her mind to. She is definitely a leader rather than a follower. …"
— D'Jhonia Hicks, former Operations Communications Manager, Wireless Toyz
"Linda has an exceptional instinct for seizing marketing opportunities that many others would miss. She has a keen ability to assess the strengths of those around her, enabling her to utilize the talents within her team to their maximum potential. Linda's work ethic is second to none. …"
— Brian Tripp, Advertising Manager, Aco Hardware
"I have had the great pleasure of both working with Linda at Wireless Toyz, and as a client when she owned Superior Surface Solutions. When I first hired her firm to provide restoration services on my deck, I was amazed at the level of detail that went into the process. From the education of the customer, to the training of the employees, and all of the communication and execution in between. I can say the work has stood the test of time. Linda applied those same principles to her work at Wireless Toys as well. She is very professional, detail oriented, and followed through on her work to maximize the results. She would be a perfect fit for any organization looking for someone who can help maximize their bottom line though effective marketing results."
— Bernie O'Meara, CFO, Wireless Toyz
"We worked with Linda for the Opening Launch & Grand Opening Program we developed for new franchisees. She brought experience and guidance to the table. Her background with planning and implementing events was exceptional, as well as her attention to detail. She is accomplished and ran an excellent marketing department.
— John Lee, CEO, Impact Marketing Services
"I am a small business owner that had the pleasure of working with Linda quite frequently; she had the same interest in the success of my business as I did…."
— Tom Kirma, Franchise Owner, Wireless Toyz
"Linda is a very talented Marketing Executive. She is great at looking at the big picture,
understanding the strategy, and then figuring out exactly what her team needs to execute on to accomplish the company's goals. She's a great leader, and very strong when it comes to branding, positioning, messaging, and more."
— Robert Kirma, former Vice President of Construction Management, Wireless Toyz
"…Linda faced the unique challenge of selling her very good ideas to several strong-headed franchise owners. Linda was professional and well spoken through our NMAC meetings and did an amazing job of "selling" her ideas, teaching these owners how to grow their businesses independently while also positively impacting the company as a whole. ..."
— Kelly Young, Franchise Owner, Wireless Toyz
"Linda is the ultimate professional! I have enjoyed working with her at both Murray's Discount Auto and Wireless Toyz. .."
— Mike Gold, President, Celebrity Placement Services
"Linda is a dedicated team leader. She encourages participation and open communication from her staff and considers participation a valuable key to maintaining an efficient and operational workplace. Whether it's a national event or corporate board meeting, you can count on Linda to go the extra mile in planning, implementation and empowering her team for successful execution."
— Penny Mayry, Marketing Coordinator, Wireless Toyz
"...day long seminars were held to help staff at Woodside Hospital prepare for the closure of the hospital by informing them how to do job searches... The evaluations submitted by staff on this...were outstanding. Staff commented on her professionalism and wealth of knowledge that she shared with them."
- Janet L. Thomas, Human Resources Manager at Ohio Department of Mental Health
"Linda beautifully balances careful planning and involving the right people with moving initiatives forward quickly and steadily. She has perfect follow-through and has always exceeded my expectations in the quality of her work. She is fearless, honest, and sincere. I trust her completely ..."
— Andrea Sorensen, Franchise Owner, Wireless Toyz
"Linda demonstrated extraordinary commitment and dedication to her role. She is very detailed oriented and forward-looking. She always had a clear plan for the direction of her department, and was willing and able to adjust when necessary. ...”
— Jason Fike, Former Director of Franchise Operations, Wireless Toyz
"Thank you for conducting the ... seminar for our members of the Youngstown Education Association ... Our members were uniformly impressed with the quality of your presentation. All of the feedback was extremely positive..."
- Donald E. Banas, Employee Relations Consultant at Ohio Education Association
"Linda's incredible enthusiasm, die-hard work ethic and project leadership skills are invaluable in her leading her team to success under tight deadlines and with limited resources. She has great people and political skills, and the intelligence to know the best time to apply each. …”
— Christopher Mundt, former Regional Director, Wireless Toyz
"… find her to be extremely hard working, focused, detail oriented and exceptionally knowledgeable. She consistently manages multiple projects from beginning to end, keeping her team on track and achieving the goals she has set for herself and her department. Balancing multiple projects, working with many diverse personalities and keeping it all moving forward takes a special skill set, and Linda definitely has it."
— Kathy Johnson, Owner, Old Dog New Tricks Advertising
"Linda is a great person to work with. I greatly value her opinion. She knows marketing and how to get things done. She is a leader and is task oriented."
— Nate Hamama, President, Wireless Toyz
"Linda is simply the hardest working Director I have ever seen at any company. She has a “can do” attitude and she finishes all of her projects on time and with attention to detail. Linda is the easiest recommendation I have written because any company would be lucky to have her on their team. I hope to work with Linda as much as possible in the future!"
— Russell Enyart, Area Developer, Wireless Toyz