Many innkeepers know Roxanne Kolbe as an inn broker. Now, Roxanne has taken the plunge into the business of InnKeeping. When Roxanne and business partner Susan Ondack purchased their Cloverdale, CA Bed and Breakfast, they came to Acorn to build and market the new site. The ladies had decided to not only purchase the inn, but also renovate it and launch with a new name and a new web site all at the same time! Talk about adventurous!
The new site needed to reflect the sophistication of the new incarnation of Auberge on the Vineyard, formerly known as the Shelford House. Roxanne and Susan chose deep wine and gold for their colors, with this result:
Here is what Roxanne had to say after this week's launch of the new site:
"As an inn broker, I know first hand how much a website can hurt or help a business, because I see the financials on hundreds of inns. Over the years I've had the opportunity to learn from Lisa, Mark and their competent staff as they rove around the country teaching innkeepers about internet marketing. In my view they are one of most influential resources in the industry, and they have helped hundreds of small businesses become more successful.
Over the years I've recommended Acorn to all of our new inn buyers because I know that having a spectacular website is a necessity in a competitive market. So, when I purchased an inn out in California's wine country, it was a no-brainer for me to turn to Lisa and her amazing staff. Throughout the development of our new website, as the project moved from one department specialist to another, Annie kept all the balls up in the air. When you work with them, you feel like you are the only client they have in the world.
Their helping hand doesn't stop when a new website is launched as they are constantly providing high level training and education to their clients. Acorn is an unlimited resource for those who choose to open their minds and embrace the new world of internet marketing. In my view, there is no better company to work with than Acorn. "
Roxanne, we wish you and Susan years of success! Cheers!