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Design - Develop - Support - Teach

make it Better

Let's Do It!
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The world today is a busy place.


I help

clients improve their business image, marketing efforts, operating efficiency, or just about anything to do with moving their business forward.

If you

are missing a bit of know how, just don’t have the time, or are stuck on an idea… I am here for you.

Need some

help with your website, computer not behaving, or some marketing ideas? I would be happy to be your stubborn goat!

Evolving

your business so it can do better, growing your customer base, or starting a new venture? We should talk.


Your business and your online presence is no exception.

about_me

About Me

it's joe!

About Me

High school, University, 20 years in the family business – brings me to 2009.

That summer, I left Canada and moved to Portugal. I love the work I do now — it makes every day interesting!

Living near the ocean, my spare time involves pretty much anything that will get me in, on or near the water. SUP, windsurfing, kiting, surfing…well you get the idea.

My Dad bought me my first computer when I was 10 years old, and I haven’t been away from one since.


Availability

I am lucky to be a busy guy – but I’m never too busy to welcome new clients on board! So please send me an email and I’ll be delighted to talk your project through with you. 

Who I Work With

I work with a wide range of small and medium companies and quite a few independent business owners. My clients come from all over the world, almost always by word of mouth. 


The Stubborn Goat

A long time client, during a particularly difficult software issue, repeatedly told me to “just give up!” (Which of course, I DID NOT).

A short while later, I had finally solved it….He smiled, and said “You are one stubborn goat, aren’t you?” I could only take it as a compliment!

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Web

I assist at any stage of design and development of your website.


Full Site Design and Deployment

 

Tweaking and Trouble-Shooting

 

Security, Back Up and Maintainance

 

If your existing website looks like it was coded back in 2001 using Microsoft Publisher (sorry Microsoft), or you’ve tried your hand unsuccessfully at one of the “FREE” website builder sites, then it may be time for a site renovation or just passing the responsibility to someone who can get the job done right, and make things look and feel current and great!

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Print

At some point you need to get the word out about what you are doing, promoting, selling, offering, etc.


Flyers  Business Cards Presentation Folders

Vouchers Posters  Signs  Menus 

I creating them!


Ever been chatting with someone, and upon finding out what you do, they ask you for a business card…. Oh oh! ALWAYS HAVE A CARD WITH YOU!

How about that great little flyer for your next promo or event? Still using Word or PowerPoint to slap something together?

Your job as a business promoter/marketing person never ends. I want to make sure you’ve got the materials in hand to look professional.

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Marketing

As a marketing consultant, my role makes me think creatively AND analytically. I have to be able to not only be creative, but gain results from that creativity.

Your business has a solid marketing plan.

 

You’ve got your 7 P’s covered.

 

Your email newsletters look great.

 

If you are shaking your head, “no”, then the great news is, you’ve likely got a lot of room for improvement. Let me help you get your company on track.

(by the way, the 7 P’s are promotion, price, placement, product, people, physical environment, process…in case you were wondering)

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IT Support

Do I know software?

Many years ago, I bluffed my way into my first computer job – professing to know the software inside and out. As my potential new boss went to grab a coffee from the cafeteria, I quickly gave myself a 5 minute crash course!!! Well, I got the job…she was impressed with how much I knew about the program! (Thanks Mary, I’ll never forget you!!)

Computer Geek + Wannabe Teacher

Somewhere along the way I combined my passion for computers with my desire to help & teach. The feedback I got was encouraging, and it’s what keeps me teaching. I often teach my clients using remote support so they don’t have to leave the comfort of their home or office.

Apps/Software

I’ve learned and tinkered with countless programs & apps over the years. I spend a lot of time on Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel & WordPress.

Hardware

Okay, I’m not the guy to rip your computer open and bring it back to life (I’ve done it…but it’s stressful). I can, however, configure your devices, make peripherals talk nicely to each other, and solve most general issues.

Screencasting

Lately I have been making screencasts as a method of teaching. The topics are limitless. The main advantage being, the client can watch it over and over, and at their own pace, until they learn what they need. Feedback so far is positive.

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Testimonials

Real clients... Real words

I have been a client of Joe's for several years now and cannot recommend his services highly enough. Recently, he has been instrumental in helping me to launch my new business and so far all is going very well. He is professional, knowledgeable and is easy to work with. He listens to your specifications and creates exactly what you dreamed of and more, coming up with innovative ideas both for your website and marketing your business. Thank you Joe!

Wendy W.
He's always able to get my iPad sorted! Really appreciate your help.

Peter F.
It's great to work with someone who listens to my expectations, and then goes beyond them!

Anabela P.
For an old guy, he actually knows some stuff. Thanks Joe!

Aimee M.

Contact Me

Please feel free to contact me at any time.