Networking Nets Great Growth for All Things Writing, LLC

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Team CollageWhen Katherine Gotthardt, CEO of All Things Writing, LLC in Bristow, first learned about the power of networking, she had no idea it would lead to launching a successful business. But the longtime freelance writer and part-time teacher who had been attending local networking meetings got inspired by the small business owners and entrepreneurs making a life doing what they loved. So she decided to take a risk. In January 2014, Gotthardt launched All Things Writing with the goal of – she wasn’t sure what, other than to build clients’ credibility and image by writing and editing high-quality print and online media.

By spring 2015, clarity had rolled in. With increased networking through the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, Sterling Women of Prince William and various Meetup groups came an increase in clients: Gotthardt’s base more than doubled. The call for writing and editing services tripled. She needed help. So Gotthardt took on two paid interns to assist with administrative tasks. Through networking, she met web expert Bob Moe and teamed up with him to handle the website and SEO side of the business. Then Gotthardt teamed up with friend and proposal writer/manager Bill Gregoire to widen the company’s scope. But with the growing popularity of the company’s blogging and social media packages, Gotthardt needed more. She put out a call to her writers’ network, Write by the Rails, the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club.

Enter Associate Writers Amy Taylor, Erin Pittman and Julie Dymon who hail from Fredericksburg, Richmond and Stafford. Not only were these professional, published writers eager to help out with research, drafting and other writing assignments, they stepped up to market the business, taking All Things Writing, LLC south.

Taylor, who came on board first and recruited Pittman and Dymon, said, “Working for All Things Writing has reignited my passion for writing. We get to work with professionals from all walks of life and create cutting-edge content, so everyday work is always varied and fun. I’m thrilled to see where we take this business.”

Pittman has a background in project management, as well as writing and editing. “I’m excited to be a part of a company with so much growth potential and look forward to working with new clients to further their businesses,” she said.

For Dymon, it’s about relationships. “At All Things Writing, we bring that personal touch to make sure clients’ voices and messages reach their communities and beyond…I love using my passion for writing to help our clients’ businesses expand. It’s very rewarding.”

Gotthardt herself is amazed at the rapid growth, but she said it indicates a market need. “Clearly there is a call for professional writers and editors, and our success is evidence of that.”

Gotthardt also said she is fortunate to have such a great team of enthusiastic professionals who truly care about quality. “Content is still king,” she said, “and quality makes for more than a figurehead.”

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