Today’s co-working space happened at Hive café located in Ferguson, MO. This café features a breakfast and lunch menu, (lunch menu is limited to sandwiches and salads) and is open from 8 AM to 3 PM daily. They have an interesting menu including cereal. Yes, regular cereal with milk! They do you have Wi-Fi so you can feel free to bring your laptop and work and as long as it’s not too terribly busy, you probably could even have a meeting here I came at 12:30 in the afternoon ordered a chicken sandwich (it was delicious). I would put a picture of the food up, but I ate it too fast. It was that good! The service was friendly and there were only three other patrons there while I was there.
Since I got there around the lunch hour, I did not order a coffee, but I saw that they had plenty of coffee options as well. There’s plenty of parking and it’s located in the downtown Fergason area.
On this episode of coffee with Syl, we visited Latte Lounge located in Florissant Missouri. They have a second location in downtown St. Louis located on Washington Avenue that features a full kitchen and is open for brunch daily.
Today, we went to the Florissant location that offers delicious coffee including coffee flights (yes I said flights – like with wine) and although they do not carry food, the customer service and location is spot on for my needs. The area is about 500 ft.² and there are roughly 8 to 10 tables located in the facility. The coffee is delicious and on my visit, there were no other patrons, so it was very quiet and easy to work from.
I would give Latte Lounge in Florissant 3.5 stars, mainly because the seating is uncomfortable and they don’t have food (and you know I like to eat), but from the location standpoint, it’s perfect for me because it’s close to home and I’m always looking for more coffee shops in Florissant and North County overall. This is right off of Lindbergh Blvd. near Parker Road. It’s a great spot for working if you don’t need a lot of space.
One of the fun parts of being an entrepreneur/Solopreneur is that you can work from anywhere you want
I like to work in unique places that inspire creativity and ideas, and usually, that happens at coffee shops around the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.
Over the next several months, I will be posting some of those coffee shops, as St. Louis has some of the absolute best! Many of my colleagues join me at these coffee shops, so occasionally I may feature a photo with some fun folks in them. Typically I don’t stay at one coffee shop through the day, I usually go from one to another to allow for the inspiration to truly flow by having a change of scenery.
This morning I had coffee at Revo Cup located in Olivette, Missouri.
Revo Cup boasts Ethiopian coffee and delightful delicacies, even some that are gluten-free and vegan! The environment is warm and open, but there is only seating for maybe 20 people; however, that’s perfect for someone like me as I don’t want to hear a lot of noise while I work.
Revo Cup is located right at Highway 170 and Olive (it’s the old Starbucks), so it’s easy to find but not so easy to park primarily because the strip mall it is in has a lot of restaurants in it, and it tends to get pretty busy by 10:30 in the morning from the lunch crowd coming in.
I highly recommend Revo cup, because the service was incredible. The food was great (I had the lemon pound cake), and the coffee was superb.
Check me out next time and see where Syl Wilson Marketing™ is working from next!
A couple of months ago, the Georgia Black Expo reached out to the Syl Wilson Marketing team for help. They were launching the NEW Black Expo for Georgia and wanted to get the word out quickly to the community since the event is coming up in just a few short months.
The Syl Wilson Marketing team delivered on time and under budget! Take a look at their new online home!
Recently, Syl Wilson Marketing was chosen as the prime website design firm for Family Development Services (FDS) in Indiana. The former website had a clunky back-end making images slow to render. The main menu was very hard to navigate to find the core items needed. We re-designed the site with a mobile friendly version, new and improved navigation and also provided content development services. We are proud to say “Welcome to your new online home, FDS!”
This was a fun project from the start to the finish. We were able to interview current employees and staff to get to the core values of the company. FDS is a head start program, they are doing amazing things for the community and we are PROUD to have been a part of this amazing journey. We look forward to partnering on future projects.
Brand marketing creates more financial value than short-term performance marketing – the sooner B2B marketers flip their perspective and start allocating budgets accordingly, the better it will be for everyone in B2B.
Should you be optimistic about the future of B2B marketing?
We are optimists, believe it or not. We believe B2B marketing is on the cusp of a Golden Age, a glorious revolution that shall be ushered in by a momentous event.
And we call this event…the Flippening.
To understand the Flippening, first you must understand the three numbers that explain everything that’s wrong with the B2B marketing industry.
80%, 95% and 8%.
First, 80%. If you talk to a financial analyst, they’ll tell you something like 80% of your share price is based on cash flows that are 10n years out into the future. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Wall Street is not short term. The market values businesses on their future cash flows.
Recently JWAJ Properties company hired Syl Wilson Marketing as the Prime to redesign their website. The new website features a one-page design that is beautiful and user-friendly. The new layout is more focused and gets the target audience the information they want the most quickly. The website previously was mired in information that made it hard for users to get the most important data.
JWAJ Properties is a premier real estate brokerage that helps buyers, sellers and investors come together in real estate transactions. They pride themselves on providing a stress-free experience on the road to the closing table.
Recently Washington University in St.Louis commissioned Syl Wilson Marketing to design a website for the “Safe Return to Schools” for children across the country with disabilities.
The website summarizes the recommended best practices for returning safely to school, based on information from the Washington University Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center working with staff at the Special School District of St. Louis County, Missouri through the COMPASS-T project.
It has been an honor to have been a part of such an important and vital project during these unprecedented times.
Taken from Stephens Hyang’s book “Attract Money Affirmations”
Remember when you used to repeat something over and over in order to remember it for a test? When done over a period of time, repeated words and thoughts tend to become permanent. By repeating your affirmations, your mind will give in and believe what you are telling yourself.
So how should you create your affirmations?
When it comes to affirmations you need to add realism to your intentions to be sure the brain will be able to believe and “trick” the mind.
Create affirmations that evoke strong emotions
Instead of saying I choose to wake up early every morning, say “I choose to wake up early each morning feeling recharged, refreshed and ready to take on the day”
MAKE SURE YOUR AFFIRMATION TARGETS YOU
Tailor your affirmations especially for yourself. For example an affirmation like “My boss will give me a promotion” is rather weak because that affirmation targets your boss and not yourself. You do not have any control over your boss.
Instead, opt for something like this:
I choose to feel that I always get quality work turned in and therefore deserve a promotion.”
Recently, Prep Academy which is a part of the Denver Public School District, requested Syl Wilson Marketing to redesign their school website and refresh their school logo. We met their needs and are supporting the website monthly with maintenance and updates. We are PROUD to have worked on this project and look forward to a long partnership with the district.