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James Smolka

Small Business Development Consultant at Bizassist.biz

Barrie, ON. Canada

www.bizassist.biz

I work closely with small businesses in helping to develop a modern online presence incorporating some very powerful integrated web tools.

Introduction
About Me

Owner of Total Entertainment ( Event Business ) and Bizassist ( Small Business Solutions )

This hub is primarily for Bizassist.biz

Bizassist is a Small Business Development company owned and operated by James Smolka. James has used his extensive business experience and expertise in helping many small businesses develop their Business Development off and on line.

Business Description

Bizassist delivers a range of business solutions to realize your business goals. We take the time to understand your business and explain all the benefits and downside of not having a modern day, strategically planned online presence. We combine our design skills and powerful online solutions to help small businesses manage projects, capture more leads, respond faster to prospects, and provide better service to clients.

Our goal is to enter into challenging ventures where we can accelerate within a team environment, utilizing and building upon previous skills gained to make a positive long-term impact on company operations.

My Skills
advertising blogging brand development business development business planning corporate events creative direction digital marketing digital media email marketing emcee entertainment event management event planning facebook film graphic design hospitality leadership logo design management marketing marketing communications marketing strategy multimedia music music production online advertising online marketing public relations public speaking publicity radio seo small business social media social media marketing social networking sound sponsorship strategic planning television time management trade shows training video video production
Work/Experience
  • Business Owner at Bizassist Small Business Solutions

    November 2013 — Present

    Business Introduction & Launch January 2014 Our primary goal is to help small businesses to solve issues, create value, maximize growth and improve their business performance. We use our business skills to provide our clients with objective advice, expertise and specialist solutions that the organizations may be lacking. We are primarily concerned with the strategy, structure, management and operations of an organization. We will identify options for the organization and suggest recommendations for change, as well as helping with additional resources to implement structured business solutions. We offer a wide variety of services such as Small Business Strategy Development, Project Management, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, CRM or Customer Relationship Management Solutions, Graphic & Web Design, and Information Technology Solutions.

  • Owner at Total Entertainment

    January 2005 — Present

    Business owner specializing in DJ Services, Event Planning, Event Marketing, Graphic Design, Marketing Training and Business Development Consulting. As a business owner I designed my own website and look after all of my own Marketing and Sales Strategies.

  • Business Development Consultant at Iceboy

    Location: Toronto, Ontario

    December 2013 — February 2014

    Business Development Contract with Iceboy & Ice Sculpt Manufacturing in Toronto, focusing on a new Website, Social Media and Project Management solutions.

  • Business Development & Communications Consultant at JH Varty Machinery & Industrial Supplies

    April 2013 — October 2013

    Worked with Ownership & Management identifying the need to develop a new marketing department. • Developed and implemented a structured on and offline marketing strategy. • Worked with Management in Developing a new Sales Strategy using (CRM ) Customer Relationship Management Software. • Completely redesigned Company Website and all related Social Media. • Created monthly e-mail marketing campaign using I-Contact software. • Designed Project Management utilizing Basecamp Project Management software. • Basecamp Project Management gave us the tools to Monitor, Evaluate, Analyze, Design, Develop and Implement.

  • Business Development Consultant at .J.H. Hotels / R. J. Hamilton Holdings Inc.

    November 2012 — April 2013

    • Worked with Ownership & Management in Identifying the need to restructure, renovate and re-brand the Queen's Hotel Nightclub. • Consulted and worked closely with Designer Kevin Slavish of Lavish Designs. Together we orchestrated and Implemented a $300k Renovation and Re Launch. • Worked directly with Management in developing and implementing a structured marketing plan. • Designed all promotional materials. • Consulted with Queen's Restaurant in planning a new Kitchen Renovation and Re Brand. • Designed new " Queen's Plate" Menu.

  • Disc Jockey at 2008 R.J.H. Hotels / R. J. Hamilton Holdings Inc

    March 1989 — March 2013

    Formulated and played music formats for two nightclubs one housing eleven hundred people the other 500 people. Responsible for all in house vocal advertising. Gained great experience working with Rock 95 and Hits 103.5 (Radio Stations) providing "live to air broadcast"

  • Creative Director / Marketing Manager at R.J.H. Hotels / R. J. Hamilton Holdings Inc.

    February 1996 — February 2009

    • Maintained a strong reputation for high degree of professionalism, teamwork, effective client and candidate communications as well as meeting organizational objectives through dedication and hard work. • Responsible for the development and implementation of training and promotions working with companies such as Labatt and Molson Breweries, Z103.5 radio and many more reputable companies. • Spearheaded the implementation of many Co-Promotions with local businesses. • Collected and organized data bases gearing towards different clientele. • Designed and distributed on and off line mailers. • Created and designed all company ads, logos, flyers and marketing promotional materials. • Created and maintained company web pages. • Responsible for online networking and marketing.

  • Creative Director at R.J.H. Hotels / R. J. Hamilton Holdings Inc

    January 1996 — January 2009

    Maintained a strong reputation for high degree of professionalism, teamwork, effective client and candidate communications as well as meeting organizational objectives through dedication and hard work. Responsible for the development and implementation of training and promotions working with companies such as Labatt and Molson Breweries, Z103.5 radio and many more reputable companies. Spearheaded the implementation of many Co-Promotions with local businesses. Collected and organized data bases gearing towards different clientele. Designed and distributed on and off line mailers. Created and designed all company ads, logos, flyers and marketing promotional materials. Created and maintained company web pages. Responsible for online networking and marketing.

  • Marketing / Sales Consultant at Starfire Technologies ( StarPages TM )

    January 1999 — January 2000

    Internet Sales & Marketing consultant introducing small and medium size business owners to powerful means of internet advertizing opportunities.

  • Team Member at 2003 Rob Hamilton

    January 1998 — January 2000

    I represented Rob Hamilton's bid for Mayor. I was responsible for Web / Data base development, Event Planning, Marketing and Campaign; Award of Leadership 2000 The Canadian Alliance Party I represented Rob Hamilton on his Canadian Alliance promotion team. We were responsible for spearheading his political campaign in our local riding.; The Barrie Down town B.I.A. I was chair of the Canadiana Music Festival, which is held in Down town Barrie every August. I sat on the board of directors and helped organize the Promenade Festival, which is held in Down town Barrie every July. Both these festivals attract approximately 100,000.00 people to the Down town Core. I also assisted in developing their current database.

Education
  • Georgian College

    Field of Study: Design Arts

  • Innisdale Secondary School

    Degree: S.S.D

  • Georgian College of applied arts and technology

    End Date: May 1998

Certifications
  • Coaching For Excelence

    Authority: CSE

  • Go Venture with Donna Douglas

    Authority: Business Development Diploma Program

  • Social Media Marketing & Online Reputation Management

    Authority: Shaw Academy

    End Date: March 19, 2015

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Barrie, ON. L4N-9M1. Canada
Phone: 705-321-3374

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