This short book takes you through the 4 steps I used to win this challenge and includes additional bonus tips. If you have a small business that is local search reliant, this is for you.
If you are a webmaster for a small business, this is for you. The steps are very straight-forward and easy to follow. Plus, you can contact, me Jon Loudon, with any questions at JonLoudon.com
What kind of businesses can use this book? Any local service-based business such as: Carpet Cleaning, Window Replacement, Auto Repair, Tool Supplies, Cleaning Services, Beauty Supply, Hair, Nail Salons, Massage, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Painters, Contractors, Pool Cleaning, Pest Control, Sporting Goods, Landscaping, Printers, Copy Stores, Pet Stores and more.
Jon Loudon is a long time e-commerce and web specialist with more than 15 years of experience working as a free-lancer as well as in-house web marketer.
He loves the challenge and the payoff of getting good search results whether it be for local business search or for e-commerce companies.
Born in Alaska, he moved to California in 2001 where he had two kids with his wife, Maria. After 12 years in the LA area they now reside in a nice peaceful suburb just outside of Phoenix, AZ.
He can be reached through his website at JonLoudon.com or on twitter @jonloudon
Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in Eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process.
The Market Gardener is a compendium of La Grelinette's proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on:Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay; Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices; Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches.
Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.