Business Spotlight – adr Business & Marketing Strategies

Dona Bonnett Consultant-Coach

Dona Bonnett

Dona Bonnett and adr Business & Marketing Strategies was chosen for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight for the month of August. 

Here is a copy of the press release and a link to the article from the St. Clair News-Aegis:

St. Clair News-Aegis Article – adr Business & Marketing Strategies

August 24, 2014
adr Business & Marketing Strategies Chosen for Business Spotlight

Leeds, Al-Dona Bonnett with adr Business & Marketing Strategies was chosen for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight.

Dona was recognized at the August Chamber Luncheon and had the opportunity to educate attendees about what adr Business & Marketing Strategies has to offer.

Dona grew up in St. Clair County and has lived in the area most of her life. Her parents and grandparents purchased a 100 acre farm in Odenville when she was 2 years old and her family moved from Birmingham to live the country life. Her family was a hard working family raising cows, pigs, hay and chickens so Dona was taught a great work ethic. Her dad had an entrepreneurial spirit about him and was always experimenting with new ventures.

Dona remembers being a preschooler with her family doing their weekly shopping in Leeds at the old Jimmy Moore’s Grocery. She and her brother, Charlie, would sit on the window ledge with an RC Cola and a candy bar while her parents and grandparents shopped for groceries; then, on to Western Auto for hardware needs.

After spending a few years in the North Alabama area, Dona and her husband, Gary, moved back to the Leeds-Moody area a little over 2 years ago. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

Dona attributes much of her success to hard work, tenacity and a steadfast faith in God and has over 30 years experience in helping small businesses grow. She spent many years as a Practice Administrator of a large dermatology center, started her business consulting company 14 years ago helping companies on the business side and photography/video business 10 years ago with weddings and portrait work. After pouring herself into helping others and growing her own endeavors, she has added marketing as well as affordable websites to her portfolio.

Business & marketing coaching and consulting, Internet marketing plans, website & blog marketing, social media marketing, email marketing, content & article marketing, copywriting services, social media content, graphic design services, professional photography, video productions & virtual tours, website design/development, new business start-ups, office expansion & move planning, office equipment needs, staff training and training videos are among the services that Dona and her company can provide.

Another service that Dona can provide is to help a company that has lost its’ Office Manager or Administrator to stabilize the operations and assist the company in hiring a new manager or administrator.

One thing that sets Dona apart from other marketing coaches and consultants is that she knows the business side of the equation as well as the sales/marketing side of a business and has been in the trenches developing her own businesses as well as helping other companies grow.

So what exactly is a business or marketing coach or consultant? A coach or consultant can help a company “fast-track” and instead of having to “reinventing the wheel”. The company can “glean” from the experience of the coach or consultant to actually save money and time in accomplishing their business or marketing goals.

Many times a company’s owners or a key personnel know what they should do to grow, but due to day-to-day demands and “stamping out fires”, their time and energy are taken so they have trouble staying on track and moving forward. Sometimes, a company just needs a little extra help to get their business to the next level. This is where Dona comes in. She can help you evaluate where you are, where you want to go, assist you in developing a plan and even help you accomplish that plan.

Dona joined the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce early 2013 and immediately went to work as a volunteer. Dona worked directly with Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, to develop a Corporate Ambassador Program and the program quickly grew to 23 Corporate Ambassadors. Dona currently serves the Chamber as the 2013-2014 Ambassador Chair and received the Ambassador of the Year Award in January. The Corporate Ambassadors have been a great addition to the Chamber and offers another level of business exposure to its’ Members who are participating. Dona also created the new Chamber website and assists with social media marketing.

To schedule a FREE no-obligation consultation, please contact Dona direct at 256-345-3993 or Google Voice 205.202.9593 and for more information, please visit her website at

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce chooses a local company for their Business Spotlight each month. For more information about the Chamber and how the Chamber can help you promote your business or event, please contact Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at 205.699.5001.