Almost my entire family are small business owners so I truly understand just how important consistency and growth of sales really are.
It all began with pine cones…
It was a warm summer morning and I happened to catch my dad before he left for work. I asked him if there was anything I could do to make money outside of my normal duties. He thought I was kidding as it was one of the first days of summer vacation and school was just let out.
Thinking it was a joke, he said: “I’ll give you a penny a pinecone.”
He left for work and I went inside to get ready.
By the time he got back from work later that evening, he couldn’t believe his eyes.
I was waiting there sitting on the porch with a Capri-sun juice box as he rolled into the driveway.
There was not an unbagged pine cone anywhere in our entire front or backyard as well as about 20 feet into each surrounding neighbors yard.
I handed him my handwritten invoice, “Our yard was covered in pine cones which are bad for the mower blades so they needed to be bagged and removed at the agreed rate of $0.01 per pine cone. Here is your total.”
Needless to say, he didn’t joke about money with me again. Lesson learned for the both of us…
My entrepreneurial addiction…
Soon I was trading baseball cards strategically then selling my top cards for money. I did the same with Pokemon cards. The shiny ones had a significantly higher demand so I would trade multiple “good” cards just for one shiny one as that is where the money was at.
This turned into more big boy things like tuning skis for buddies in high school and college. Kids would pay me $25 for a tune and wax from a professional skier like myself.
My primary source of income growing up was cleaning the pool and mowing the lawn. But soon one lawn just wasn’t enough. I needed more. So I sold my mowing services to our surrounding neighbors and landed some new accounts which meant more cash flow and time to step up my game to something bigger…
Just your typical 7-year-old…
Since I was seven years old I have had three goals:
– Buy A Blue Dodge Viper GTS for My 1st Car
– Make the U.S. Ski Team
– Build A Global Marketing & Sales Consulting Firm
You know, pretty typical goals for most seven-year-olds, right?
Growing up, I would find something I liked and hyper-focus on it until I mastered the fundamentals and then would continually figure out how I could get even better. I did this for skiing, ping pong, card games, really everything.
It was a process more than anything. I remember testing out different pillows to see which ones I slept best with so I could get optimal performance out of my body for skiing. I even tested what meals and how much of each meal I should have the night before a race to start building the perfect amount of carbohydrates for max energy.
Fast-forward to now…
I am still pissed at myself about this one, but I never bought the Dodge Viper for my first car. I got a Jeep Wrangler instead which was still awesome and still have it to this day – it just has about twice the amount of horsepower and a few other fun adjustments.
Currently, I am training for the U.S. Ski Team. I got a chance to race Bode Miller at the end of this past season (2018) and I wasn’t far from him which was cool to see. My schedule is hitting the gym 5 days per week which means up at 4:30am Monday to Friday and making sure I am eating healthy. During the off-season, I water ski, bike, kayak, swim, take the Jeep that I custom built through trails, and relax on the lake where I spend most my time over the summer.
In 2012, I founded Recharged Business Solutions and since then we have worked with over 100 small and mid-sized businesses from around the world.
Now my days are focused on working with clients as well as on strategy, learning, sales, and team building.
I have a full team now and we only take on clients who are a great fit. I have a flexible and remote based lifestyle that allows me to travel and run Recharged Business Solutions which is a high-end marketing and sales consulting firm made up of an “A” team I have spent over half a decade building and fine-tuning…
Building the most elite team…
How do you build the most elite marketing & sales consulting team?
The most elite modern-day teams are not restricted by borders, time zones, or nationalities. Our team is made of who is the best in the world and provides it at the best value.
We are the “A” team of industry-leading masterminds with perfectly complimenting expertise that when combined ignite your marketing and sales.
We’re more efficient, skilled, and capable than any marketing team that is restricted geographically. It’s no surprise that this is how many fortune 500 companies are building their teams nowadays.
Igniting your sales…
Not to end a story with a pitch but what kind of marketing & sales consultant would I be if I did not put a call to action anywhere down here?
If you are interested in talking about ways to potential ignite your sales then let’s schedule a strategy call so I can understand your needs and see if we are a good fit. We aren’t for everyone and we do not accept roughly 1/3 of all new client applications. We work with an elite group of business owners who are ‘in it to win it’. We make good companies great and great companies phenomenal.
Recharged Business Solutions drove over 2000 tracked leads for Burton Outdoor Living through Google marketing efforts.Jack Burton, Owner at Burton Outdoor Living
Bow Auto Parts has had nothing but positive feedback on their new updated website design and developed by Recharged Business Solutions and has helped increase our traffic significantly.Chris Lindquist, GM at Bow Auto Parts
Recharged Solutions has delivered 120 new leads over the past two seasons to Wall & Paver Guyz. These leads were people searching for someone to complete their patio or retaining wall within a 30-mile radius.Keith Smith, Owner of Wall & Paver Guyz
Recharged Business Solutions significantly increased the number of new calls and emails we received through our website for those looking to hire someone to move their home. These emails and calls are from throughout New England.The Geddes Family, Geddes Building Movers
Recharged Business Solutions delivers a clean and modern website to convert more visitors into leads. After launching new site almost 6 months ago there have been many new leads who reached out through our contact form.Jay Kobzik, Owner of All American Walls and Pavers
We used Recharged Business Solutions to redesign and modernize our website. We had a pretty big site with over 60 pages and several dozen products to be incorporated... they absolutely knocked it out of the park. Great lines of communication were established from the beginning which made the whole process seamless. Couldn't be happier with the outcome. Top notch. No other way to say it.Aaron Murtagh, Partner at PROline Products LLC
I just want to thank you personally for your service to the Arthritis Foundation through our NH Leadership Council and your work with our Marketing and Communication staff on the Google project. It was a pleasure working with you, and I hope our paths cross in the future.Margaret Duffy, Associate VP, Public Health & Advocacy at Arthritis Foundation
Steep Management has had over 15 requests for online demo’s and 10 of those came within two days after our email blast. We couldn’t be more pleased with the success that Jon and his team brought us.Bob Ackland, Managing Partner at Steep Management
Strong words.. but after my experience, I believe I would recommend Jon Parker for any digital marketing project.
In six weeks, my North American start-up focused on a difficult-to-reach niche industry was keenly branded and created with an extraordinarily easy user experience. User experience is wildly important in web design. All of this plus unique navi bars and call-to-actions were wrapped in beautiful industry related design. I could not be happier. The website is a busy place.
Jon himself is probably one of the most intelligent and dependable businessmen I have worked with. Always positive, even on the most challenging deadline days. Thanks Jon.Beth Lapointe, Sales & Marketing at Steep Management
Jon is one of the most driven, motivated, and dynamic people I've ever had worked with. Jon shattered my office's new-hire sales records and made a name for himself in the company just a few days after he started working. When Jon sets a goal, nothing can stop him from achieving it. His work ethic and leadership skills would be a valuable asset to any organization. It is with utmost pleasure that I submit my recommendation of Jon Parker.Dan Taylor, Branch Manager at Vector Marketing
Recharged Solutions efficiently responded to issues as they came up, going above and beyond to find solutions while maintaining a positive attitude.Donna Arias, Program Director at Life of An Athlete & NHIAA
Working with Recharged Solutions is always a pleasure. Their progressive company will help you to succeed online and internally. I have worked with Recharged Solutions with multiple companies and endeavors. Not only do I recommend them again and again, I continue to use their services exclusively.Dan Egan, Founder of Ski Clinics & Degan Media
What a relief to finally have my new site completed! My company is fully integrated into the cloud and Google Apps, which has streamlined by business immensely. Excellent work by the knowledgeable staff at Recharged Business Solutions!Kent Rich, Creative Director at Granite River Studios
I used Recharged Business Solutions when I was first setting up my blogging website several years back. Jon was invaluable in helping me set up the site as it was my first foray into it all. Once it was set up and to my liking, I was handed the reigns and it all worked seamlessly!
Flash forward two years, and my site suddenly and without provocation stopped working. The banner for my website was truncated and none of the Customer service reps for our hosting site could do anything. Once again RBS came to save the day and Jon had it up and running in less than 30-minutes! Would highly recommend his services to anyone who lacks the time, patience, and knowledge to start their internet ventures!Zach Rossignol, Travel Consultant
Jonathan at Recharged Business Solutions was there to help me get my business going. He was professional and intelligent. He knew what I needed as a new business and it was perfect. He is very reasonable in his price and so easy to work with. If I had any questions or concerns, he was always a phone call away. Thank you, Jon, from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and dedication.Kelli Dawson, Owner at Dirty Pots
Recharged Business Solutions proved to be an excellent website and search marketing partner for projects we work on together. Thanks to Jon Parker and his team!Chuck Sink, Owner at Chuck Sink Link
We would like to thank Jonathan and his team at Recharged Business Solutions. I don't think we could have found a more helpful, friendly and intelligent team to work with. We would highly recommend checking them out if you are in need of a professional website! Thanks again!Mack Duval, Manager at Duval's Towing
Our e-commerce company suffered a massive DDOS attack, to the point where our server had no choice but to drop us as a client. We turned to Jonathan at Recharged Solutions and he paired us with a hosting company in the midwest which specializes in DDOS defense and security. Within 36 hours of the DDOS attack, our website was back running smoothly and better prepared for and protected than ever. The attack could have crippled us, but because of Jonathan's help, the damage we suffered was minimal. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Jonathan and his staff at Recharged Solutions.Chris O'Donnell, Manager at Instabill
Recharged Business Solutions has built me an AWESOME new website that even works well on mobile. They successfully got my google search results ranking high up on the first page that got me new leads.Matt Rogers, Owner of Olde New England Landscape & Design
Recharged Solutions built up my google presence and my website that I am very pleased with the price and return on investment I have generated from the two. If you have a business that can benefit from being online they can definitely be the ones to help you.Andrew Courtney, Owner of Red Hammer Builders
RBS made a local online presence for me which allowed my business to show up on Google and put me on the map which got me calls from new potential customers.Todd Smith, Owner of Precision Marine and Powersports
We have been working with Recharged Business Solutions for a while now. They built our website, google ad campaign, and email newsletters. We have been generating so much business from the campaign we have run out of material to sell with certain products. The monthly email newsletter has also been working great, it has even landed work for the featured contractors mentioned in our newsletter!Burton Outdoor Living Team