SMA Consulting Services was started after owner, Sharon Myers, decided to utilize her 20+ years of experience in marketing, communications and fundraising to serve clients in multiple industries.
What is SMA? Technically it is a full-service consulting firm that concentrates on finding innovative solutions for clients in multiple industries. Past projects have included seminars on persuasive writing, event management, public relations, website development, direct marketing, market research and focus group facilitation as well as many other projects that filled a specific need of a company. While much of the work has focused within the non-profit sector - including education - other industries such as restaurants and security firms have benefitted from the work completed by SMA Consulting Services.
Sharon is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and currently serves on the board of trustees at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, NY) where she chairs the advancement committee. She has presented at the non-profit networking day sponsored by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation in Olean, NY and was a member of the Leadership Cattaraugus class of 2013.
Of course, there is always a backstory to any consulting agency - why the name SMA Consulting Services? Well, the 'SM' does represent the initials of owner, Sharon Myers and the 'A' will represent Associates as the agency grows. The real story....SMA represents the owner's three dogs....Sophie, Milo and Abbie, who are the inspiration for this business venture. Regular meetings take place with this advisory staff that consist of throwing a tennis ball and/or frisbee as well as treat allotment.
Suffice to say - a sense of humor is required, but the work is taken seriously so that every client receives the attention needed to achieve their goals.