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Ryan Freeman
Works at Florist 2.0
Attended Sheridan College
Lived in Toronto, ON
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New post (3 Ways to Effectively Manage and Optimize Your Social Media Reach) has been published on Florist 2.0 Blog http://fchat.se/1rnjmg9
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New post (Will Voice Search Impact Your SEO in 2014?) has been published on Florist 2.0 Blog http://fchat.se/OnIcgR
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Sorry to be a downer ... but do we really need another online forum to complain about wire services? There are so many FB groups and forums that make this their chief topic of discussion.

How about putting aside what the 3rd party companies are doing, and focusing on making OUR businesses more profitable?
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New post (How to Spy on Your Competitors: The Best Tools and Tactics to Use) has been published on Florist 2.0 Blog http://fchat.se/1h4fuYJ
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New post (The Best Metrics to Use When Measuring Your Blog’s Success) has been published on Florist 2.0 Blog http://fchat.se/1l6lg3B
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Work
Occupation
Internet Marketing, SEO, Husband, Father
Employment
  • Florist 2.0
    President, 2003 - present
    Providing eCommerce, SEO, AdWords, Marketing, Education and Networking services tailored for retail florists. Serving florists in 4 continents.
  • FlowerChat
    Founder, 2002 - present
  • Strider Inc
    President, 2008 - present
  • Martin's, the Flower People
    Assistant Manager, 1996 - 2006
  • FTDI
    Installer / Trainer, 2006 - 2006
  • MAS Direct
    Canadian Sales Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • Teleflora
    Installer / Trainer / Canadian Accounting Specialist, 2004 - 2004
  • 1Stop Computer Shop
    Assistant Manager, 1994 - 1995
  • RKFComputers
    Owner, 1994 - 2001
  • RKF Search Marketing
    Owner, 2001 - 2008
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Previously
Toronto, ON
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416-502-8895
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6-6150 Highway 7 Suite 400, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0R6
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Founder and president of Strider Inc., founding member of Grace Fellowship Church of West Toronto, 5th generation florist.
Introduction
A 5th generation small business owner with a passion for branding through online marketing, Ryan has a lengthy track record of helping businesses in a variety of industries grow through effectively communicating their unique strengths and benefits while targeting potential clients.

Ryan is very comfortable with technology, marketing and finance, and functions well as a liaison communicating across departments and bringing different teams together to collaborate on projects. Past clients include medical manufacturers and practitioners, B2B engineering, non-profit groups, religious organizations, local retailers, various trades and lawyers.

Outside of work Ryan functions as a Deacon at Grace Fellowship Church of West Toronto, and volunteers with the Rexdale Baseball League as a board member and coach.

Several times each year Ryan presents educational sessions and workshops for various trade organizations and shows across the USA and Canada, in addition to writing for a variety of publications.
Bragging rights
2008 Bruce Clay International SEO Contest Winner
Education
  • Sheridan College
    Business Admin - Accounting, 1997 - 1999
  • Silverthorn Collegiate Institute
    1992 - 1996
  • Martingrove Collegiate Institute
    1991 - 1992
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Exceptional service! I was on the go and had emailed mid-day, but couldn't connect by phone until early evening. Even at that late hour they were able to craft a very specialized and personal arrangement, including sourcing some special gifts to include that meant a lot to the sick young girl receiving them. And they delivered that same evening! All around a fantastic buying experience ordering from out of town. The picture of the flowers that was posted on FB looked great, too!
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I recently attended an event catered by Niagara Gourmet, and while the food was passably good, the service was anything but gourmet. Some examples: - bartender prepared drinks then directed people down the bar to find their own limes, etc (like getting your napkins and straws at McDonalds) - staff showed little sensitivity to serious food allergies (incl serving nuts on a salad to an allergic person, giving a plate of strawberries as an alternative desert to someone lactose-intolerant) - no tact: barging around the apps table knocking things (and people) while restocking from a Kirkland bag; jugs of water on table but not pouring for guests; not clearing plates in a timely manner; not serving beer in glasses for the ladies The meal and desert were passable, but unremarkable. For a company that bills itself as being "gourmet" the result left a lot to be desired at an otherwise beautiful event.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I had the pleasure of being in Atlanta on business last summer - right when they repainted the front of the building! The Hall's people are experts in both plants and flowers, and delivery is breeze. A real pleasure to do business with!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've been buying flowers from Martin's for 20 years, and the response from the recipient is always fantastic. I send to business associates, friends and people from church - and most importantly, to my wife! (Yes, Martin's did the wedding flowers 12 years ago and people still comment on the pictures.)
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Without a doubt the best burgers in the city, served in a classic diner environment. Awesome toppings and options, old fashioned milkshakes, and everything is made to order. This is not fast food, this is a real burger that is made the right way.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Exceptionally friendly and competent staff, nice clean facility and a good-sized room for a very reasonable price. There guest services and event / facilities people are great to work with. Edit: I just came to know that they received and sat on an important business package for three days - then decided to give it to another guest who they thought might know me. At no point did they try to contact me. Further, after bouncing through several staff who "weren't in on the weekend" and couldn't help, I reached a manager who treated me with complete condescension while finally agreeing to ship the item to my next stop. He never at any point apologized for their carelessness. This ruined what was otherwise a pretty good stay at an OK hotel.
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Quality: GoodFacilities: Very goodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I can't say enough good things about Pina B's! Our first visit to Pina's was romantic couple's trip to the Spa. Awesome. When our children were very young Pina was the only person who could cut their hair. The kids LOVED Pina, and screamed for anyone else (including me!). Now that my daughter is a bit older we took her in today to get her ears pierced, and Pina was brilliant as always. My daughter enjoyed a manicure and didn't even whimper when Pina pierced her ears. Thanks, Pina, for giving us a fantastic and memorable Daddy-Daughter date!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago