GrowFL is the official Economic Gardening program of the State of Florida and is managed by the University of Central Florida. Economic Gardening is based on the fundamental idea that entrepreneurs drive economies. Economic Gardening programs provide valuable information, insights and resources to support the growth of second stage companies. Second stage companies are defined as those with over $1 million in revenue and 10 or more employees. GrowFl also manages the Florida Companies to Watch program each year, which celebrates the top second stage growth companies in the state.
In 2010 Brand Advance was awarded the sole contract to support Florida second stage companies through digital marketing consulting. Since 2010 Brand Advance has worked with over 600 Florida companies providing them with insights to grow their sales, improve their website conversion rate, increase their visibility in search engines, and leverage social media. Brand Advance delivered such good results that in 2011 they were hired by the National Economic Gardening Center to provide digital marketing consulting to companies across the Country. Since then Brand Advance marketing specialists have worked with companies in Arizona, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, and other states.
Brand Advance was also hired by GrowFl to enhance their branding and website. The brand image improvement also included the tagline “Taking Successful Companies to the Next Level”. The website was built using WordPress as the back end content management system and included the development of a variety of custom post types to easily add events, sponsor logos, and team members.
“Over the years, Brand Advance has consistently furnished work of the highest quality to CEO’s of growth companies throughout Kansas. The website reviews are thorough and the suggestions are well-thought out. The keyword research is always relevant and the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) gets results. David is a guru with optimizing paid search and conversion and a veteran at identifying online influencers. Trust in David and his team if you’re interested in advancing your brand.”