We are neighborhood-business huggers. For years, we've been helping friends patch together technology solutions for their local businesses. This led to the big idea: Wouldn’t it be great to offer small businesses the same fancy technology that the big corporations use.
With many clicks of the mouse, we created a service that not only helps our lovely businesses, but also gives a boost to consumers. No more carrying around a wad of punch cards. No need to track who has what deal. No need to guess when your card will be filled so you can get the discount. Instead, it's one card, one swipe, and good for all.
Michael applied his extensive knowledge of technology to come up with a suite of services that offers small businesses what had previously been available only to big businesses. Katrina used her art and design experience to coax Paul Bunyan down from his Kenton pedestal.
We’re now busy building the Supportland network so that Portland small businesses can get the most out of the technology that’s available. When we’re not up to our eyes in Supportland, we can usually be found hanging with our daughters in St. Johns, where we live.
Once we rock Portland, our goal is to send the technology to trusted local networks all over the country. In some cases, this technology will be just another tool for buy-local campaigns and in others it may be the motivation to start a network. We hope to one day have mini-networks thriving all over the world with points transferrable between all locations. We like to imagine stepping off a plane in Italy and using our Supportland account to find the true-local among the faux-local. With big-box technology in the hands of the little guys, anything is possible.