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11292665 | Government Grant Application

Virginie Design Services, LLC | Application Preview

  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: 11292665

    Location: Reston, VA, United States

    Length of Operation: 1-5

    Number of Employees: 1-10 Employees

    Annual Gross Income: Less than $100k

    Annual Gross Expense: Less than $100k

    Open to Loans: YES

  • Funding Usage

    We want to be able to hire at least one part-time employee in 2024 for an unlimited time at a rate of $30 per hour. To ensure stability for this person, I would like to find the funds in advance for the first year. She has several known disability and already works as a contractor for my business with great success for the past 60 days. My clients and I are very pleased with her work and I would like to be able to grant her the chance to get a more stable job as she has been unemployed for a long time. Thank you for your help!

  • Business Plan

    We at VDS, specialize in UX Marketing, crafting campaigns for web and mobile apps that prioritize user experience. Our goal is to provide solutions that drive growth and resonate with your audience. Focused on serving startups and small businesses, we offer a diverse array of services, all tailored to meet your specific digital and UX marketing needs. My business has existed for now 2+ years and we have reached a new stage with stable monthly clients and a solid team made of talented people. My plan to grow the business is to keep creating long-term relationships with startups and non-profit owners to help them grow through user-centered marketing. In the past two months, we secured 10 clients who all want to keep working with us and are highly satisfied. We are pioneering in integrating UX design with marketing strategies, specifically tailored for startups and small businesses under the name UX Marketing Institute (UXMI). For 2024, we are starting to lead a UX-focused educational program with monthly memberships. The program is already catching a lot of interest, especially in Fairfax County and Loudoun County where we are based. The next 5 years will be to grow this program to hundreds of members in the United States, upsell and grow our current clients, and get more business customers. From the results we have in the past 2 months and the 1,200+ followers I got on LinkedIn at the same time, growth can be exponential with some financial help. Investors should invest in us, VDS, not only to help grow our own business and provide resources to each of our teammate's families and kids. But also, for the hundreds of startups and small business owners we encourage and help daily. Our clients are non-profit and startups engaged in Social, Health, Climate Change, Human Rights, Disabilities, etc. We love startups and their brilliant ideas to make the world a better place. By investing in us, you invest in all of them.

  • Self Identified Competition

    My three competitors are: - The "classic" marketing agencies who promised clicks on ads, or similar. For us, it is the user journey and user satisfaction that really matters. We have already data and proof that UX Marketing is the future of marketing, with much better results from startups who transitioned with us. - Other coaches and consultants. We know we are not the only believers in this type of marketing approach. However, the number of startups who need help is higher than the number of providers available, and most of our clients were struggling to find a marketing partner before meeting us. - Upwork, Fiverr, and similar. These websites offer cheap labor to create social media posts and many of my clients have tried before. However, without a strategy, the effort marketing doesn't work as expected. Our value is not on X social media posts, it is on the whole user journey. We are extremely unique and my goal was also to be a pioneer in our domain. Located in Fairfax County, VA, and formerly Virginie Design Services, we have grown into a dynamic team willing to help startups make the right choices to market their products! With a mix of UX designers, graphic designers, social media specialists, data specialists, and my unique vision, we can offer an approach that is very different and our energy makes a difference to the startups we engage with. More than VDS Digital Agency, we now carry the associated name UX Marketing Institute (uxmi.org) which has a goal even broader. First, in the United States, then, we hope that the idea of UX Marketing will expand internationally (and maybe sooner than we think!). With UXMI, possibilities are infinite and only related to how much people are willing to get engaged in this new branch of marketing. I am very involved in mentoring throughout my career, so educating the new generations to market better is definitely on the line. We would love our institute to partner with schools and universities.

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