Here’s What Our Students Have to Say:

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Shoestring Marketing University has really helped me to think outside my comfort zone and has incredibly simple and straight-forward marketing advice for me and other small business owners. I am so glad I have been working through Shoestring Marketing University – it’s been one of the best investments that I’ve made in a long time!

Cheryl Blazej – Accountant
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I am so happy that I invested in the Shoestring Marketing University. Every single course gives clear, concise feedback and easy-to-implement recommendations on marketing strategies. Jessica is constantly looking for ways to help the small business owner push to the next level and is great fun to learn from. I think that any small business owner would be amazed at all that the Shoestring Marketing University has to offer.

Emma Crabtree – Virtual Assistant
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I recently joined Shoestring Marketing University and I am absolutely delighted with the results. Jessica is very knowledgeable about marketing and a true teacher. Shoestring Marketing University is unbelievably valuable to any organization looking to grow their small business on a shoestring marketing budget.

Kimberly Manning – Real Estate Professional
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I love Shoestring Marketing University. I haven’t experienced better instruction anywhere! Your courses presents marketing information in such a way that it is understandable to a wide range of small business students with limited marketing knowledge. More importantly, your lessons are simple-to-understand and inexpensive to implement.   For me, most important of all, your simplification of college-level marketing ideas has helped me to more effectively teach/tutor my clients as they move forward. Keep up the great work!

Patricia O’Reilly – Non-Profit Consultant
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I can’t even explain how much I enjoy Shoestring Marketing University. Every single course explains difficult marketing concepts in a way that’s easy to understand and really makes sense. Being able to watch lessons online (that are jam-packed with information) and implement the action plans (which keep me on track), has been a great fit for my learning style. I know that I’m catching onto the marketing concepts more quickly because I am seeing and hearing the lessons. Thanks again for the above-and-beyond customer service.

Amy Willard – Life Coach
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I am the first to say that Shoestring Marketing University is absolutely invaluable for my business. I love the online classes with PDF action plans to assist in concentrating on the important parts and help with locking in the information. I want to let the world know that SMU provides top-notch marketing information and practical advice that any small business owner can apply “now.”  I recommend them without reservation. The best part of Shoestring Marketing University is that I saw impressive results in my small business immediately.”

Bruce Bair – PA Coach & Consultant
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Shoestring Marketing University was the exact, step-by-step system that I had been searching for. I just followed all the action plans and was able to add six clients and a lot of extra income to my business. It’s truly a no-brainer for any small business owner looking for ways to build their business on a shoestring budget. I can’t say enough about all that I have learned from Shoestring Marketing University!

Dave Khorsandi – All-Star Appliance
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Even though I love my small business, I was pretty overwhelmed when it came to marketing. So, I joined Shoestring Marketing University and we ended up bringing in over $25,000 in new business in just under three months time simply by implementing Jessica’s marketing strategies. I didn’t even know that type of change was possible! I can’t imagine where the store will be in a year’s time if we continue following the Shoestring Marketing way! Thanks for all that you do for small business owners. You do change lives.

Janet Fine – Retail Store Owner
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I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of Shoestring Marketing University. It is highly educational, helpful, and provides one of the best services around for the dollar value. Jessica is an amazing marketing expert and I highly recommend her!

Dustin DeBoer – Photographer
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I have learned so much from the Shoestring Marketing University Classes. I’m looking forward to the continued success that I know I will have in my small business now that I’m using proven Shoestring Marketing strategies.

Joanne Musa – Tax Lien Specialist
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If someone asked me to define my biggest hallmark moment as an online marketer, I would have to say it was everything Jessica has shared through Shoestring Marketing. She laid out a distinct and direct plan of action and provided me with every critical detail I needed to move forward.

With Jessica’s expert guidance and insight, I confidently created my landing page, remodeled my blog, honed my copywriting skills, produced a video, and crafted an irresistible free offer for my subscribers. One of the most precious and most valuable quotes I have ever come across reads, “Praise the bridge that carried you over.” Jessica and Shoestring Marketing University is my bridge.

Melanie Kissell – Solo Mompreneur
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Drawing upon her own experiences, both successes and failures, linked with her innate talent with words, Jessica Swanson is a powerhouse of ideas, direction, and instructions for conquering today’s unique marketing demands. The strategies she provides, I sensed I needed, yet had not been able to find presented in a methodical system — until introduced to Shoestring Marketing. My overwhelm is much quieter, thanks you so much!

Barbara Wirth – Creative Director and Artist at Travel Legacy
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I gave a presentation to a Chamber of Commerce yesterday and referred to Shoestring Marketing University. I have applied so many of the fantastic marketing strategies from Shoestring Marketing University and my small business is beginning to take very nice shape. Thank you and your team so much for all the tips, strategies, and solutions!

Jeff Harrison – PGA Professional, Teacher, and Coach
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As a start up website, we wanted to make the most of our marketing dollars. We are so happy that we found Shoestring Marketing University. The lessons are easy, clear, and give us so many great ideas and outlets for marketing our website on a shoestring budget. As business owners, time is always scarce and your online modules make it easy for us to learn on our own time. Now we are marketing machines! Thank you.

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito – Founders of Chicago Rentals Direct
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I will forever be (one of) your HUGEST raving fans! Thanks to your step-by-step tutorials, lessons and tips, I was able to seek out four new niches that are dear to my heart. And, more importantly, I was comfortable with the whole getting started process. Way to go, Shoestring Marketing University!

Kathy Porter – Online Marketing Consultant
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For six months I searched for online training as I grew my new business. I contacted many people during that time and Jessica and her Shoestring Marketing Team are the only ones who consistently came through for me. She is a wealth of information and I have come to respect her professionalism and expertise enormously. Shoestring Marketing University stands head and shoulders above all other companies I have had dealings with – they are dependable, trustworthy, real (and that is hugely important to me) and passionate about what they do. It is a pleasure to work with SMU and I would not dream of building my business without their support!”

Helen Russell – Spiritual Author & Coach
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My discovery of Shoestring Marketing was a delightful accident. A colleague was a guest on one of her conference calls and I tuned in to hear him talk about the value of video. That one call turned me from a passive listener to an active participant and I began making changes to my website and marketing plan.It takes Jessica Swanson about five minutes to pop the cork on your inner marketing genie and you’ll find her insights and approach to marketing practical and spot on. She’s a joy to learn from and a positive inspiration. I highly recommend doing business with Jessica Swanson and Shoestring Marketing University.

Deborah Diak – Rising Star Artists
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I first encountered Shoestring Marketing University via Twitter. I loved the positive tweets. Eventually I visited the website and downloaded the free Shoestring Marketing Kit. Now, I’m paying to access Jessica Swanson’s wealth of marketing information for small business owners! Yes, Jessica is a marketing expert, with a passion for helping others to grow their small businesses. But it’s her heart, humor, and professional “How can I help you?” attitude that led me to fully partner with her. The bottom line is that I respect her, admire her, and am tickled by her.

Sheri Ann Bell-Rehwoldt – Author and Editor
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Before choosing to join Shoestring Marketing University, I conducted a great deal of research to make sure I would get the highest value for my time and money. I am so glad I chose to go with SMU. In comparison to other marketing training out there, there is a deeper level of detail to all of  lessons. I am grateful.”

Troyann Williams – Speaker and Personal Development Consultant
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Investing in Shoestring Marketing University has been the best thing I’ve done for my business in a long time. There are so many ideas to harvest. The info provided is priceless, and the whole approach is “can do,” get it done, and very simple. I’ve already started a blog, designed my first “free offer,” and I am working diligently on my landing page as recommended. My business will never be the same!”

Rachel Zuckerman
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Shoestring Marketing University is a rare find! SMU takes complicated and foreign marketing ideas and makes them easily digestible and immediately implementable – a must-have for today’s small business owner. The focus is always on the big picture, while giving step by step directions for reaching big goals, without spending big bucks! My clients and I have all benefited from the expertise offered through SMU – which is always delivered with passion and enthusiasm. SMU is an irreplaceable asset for any small business owner interested in building their small business to amazing new levels of success.

Helen Coronado – Author & Public Relations Expert
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Although I have only been a student of Shoestring Marketing University for a short time, I have already found and used several interesting and provocative ideas. The content is concise and the presentations are one of facilitator to student with no pretense or condescension. I find these lessons far more valuable in the real world than my marketing classes at University of South Carolina when I was studying for my MBA. No calculus, no statistical analysis, just pertinent information I can use every day.

Jim Sprouse – Alexander & Laine Custom Clothiers
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Shoestring Marketing University’s training is simple and effective for any small business owner! I have learned so much through SMU. If you are a small business owner who wants to grow your business , SMU’s tips, tools, and resources will definitely help propel your small business forward! It’s must-have training for any entrepreneur.

Jody Maley – Home Party Planner