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It’s spotlight time again! Today’s 9 Clouds Academy member spotlight features Katie Luttmann.
Katie is the owner of Pretty Please Boutique, a family owned business located in Dell Rapids, SD. We really enjoyed getting to know Katie a little better and we hope you will, too.
What is your story?
I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, and attended Arizona State University. After college I became a flight attendant for United Airlines and met my husband there. He is a pilot. He was from Flandreau, SD, so we decided on moving back and settled on Dell Rapids.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Busy! I have two little girls so every day starts with getting them ready and us all out the door! I then head into the coffee shop/boutique and get my day started! We do a lot online so I spend most of my day at a computer either ordering or interacting with customers through social media.
What are a few words that describe you?
Outgoing, driven, happy.
What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?
I grew up playing hockey 🙂 I was usually the only girl on the team!
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your business efforts?
Learning to use social media and SEO.
Why did you decide to join the 9 Clouds Academy?
I needed a lot of help using social media outlets. Scott came to talk to a group of business owners in Dell Rapids and as soon as I heard some of the things he had to say, I knew this would really boost my business…and it has!
How has the 9 Clouds Academy helped you with your digital marketing efforts?
They have really walked me through each step that it takes to have a successful online business from getting my web site up to marketing it online.
Has the 9 Clouds Academy helped you to connect with others and gain new business?
Yes! It has been amazing. Learning SEO and how to connect with customers through Facebook has made a HUGE difference in my online sales. Scott and I set a goal for sales and I beat it the first month!
What tool or resource within the Academy has been the most helpful for you?
Being able to ask questions when I am stuck or need help and they get answered that day. Not only do they get answered, but Abby answers them in a way that the solution is easy to get to.
Would you recommend others use the Academy to improve their digital marketing efforts?
100% I would. I would have had to pay 100’s if not 1,000’s of dollars for all the tools and help I have received. The 9 Clouds Academy has been hands down the biggest asset to my business. They have helped me increase sales 10 fold!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope to have another clothing store opening and a very large online presence!
If you’d like to check out Katie’s store, visit Pretty Please Boutique.
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If you’d like to tap into digital success just like Katie has, you should consider joining the 9 Clouds Academy. We can’t wait to help more people find their way to digital literacy!