Hickman Consulting Partners

Marketing Strategy for Growth

We work with owners of small and mid-sized businesses to significantly increase profitability – within 12 months – by aligning marketing with business objectives, refining target markets and pricing, and streamlining marketing tactics. If you’re serious about growth, we’re your team.

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“Hickman Consulting Partners have blown me away with their extensive knowledge of marketing, how a company can effectively and efficiently utilize their marketing dollars and how it affects their bottom line.”

— Sydnee Stein, Client Account Manager, Accenture

“Hiring Hickman Consulting Partners was one of the best investments I have made and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to take their business to the next level.”

“Mary Ellen can quickly diagnose a problem and boil it down to its essential components. Then her creative problem-solving skills kick into gear, and those skills – not simply as a marketing strategist, but as a businessperson – are first-rate: focused, relevant, actionable. She is someone whose sharp insight I trust.”

— William Frazier, Executive Vice President, City First Bank

“Hickman Consulting Partners strives for the highest level of professionalism, and invariably hits the mark. I’ve found Mary Ellen Hickman to be a tireless perfectionist who is also a very quick study and dedicated to her clients’ success.”

— Geoff Hughes, Writer & Editor

“Mary Ellen’s approach to strategic marketing is very process-oriented and not only does she expertly guide you through the process, but her end results provide action items, and not just a lot of paper that doesn’t get looked at. Translating the strategy into actual tasks is a huge benefit in order to keep the momentum going after the initial strategy discussions. I highly recommend her for anyone looking to get a grasp of their strategic marketing and translate it into results.”

— Andrew Glinka, Founder, Think Beyond IT

Results

We’ve helped hundreds of clients build their businesses.

Browse through just a few case studies that illustrate our results.

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Results

We’ve helped hundreds of clients build their businesses.

Browse through just a few case studies that illustrate our results.
practical + strategic

What we deliver

Increase profitability – within 12 months

Hickman Consulting Partners provides practical, strategic business and marketing advice to business owners who are serious about growth. We work with our clients to significantly increase profitability – within 12 months – by aligning marketing strategies with overall business objectives, refining target markets and pricing, and streamlining marketing tactics. We help build healthy businesses that continue to scale up and grow, sustainably, over the long term. We customize marketing strategy and marketing plans to fit you and your business like a glove. We’re exceptional at breaking down an overall strategy into concrete steps that can realistically be executed, and holding you accountable for achieving those steps. As the market – or your management team or business situation – changes, we quickly adjust plans and tactics to ensure your success.

Scale + Grow

Building healthy businesses

Short-term, practical steps to immediately improve overall business health and profitability

Ongoing strategic and tactical guidance

Analyses of the market need and your ideal – and most profitable – customers

Customized product or services lines to maximize the lifetime value of your customers

Pricing and cost analyses, including how to successfully raise price with existing customers

Specific marketing tactics and advertising with high return on investment

Competitive analyses and how to increase market share

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