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Tim Blair

Enklings Studio
Management Consulting

Contact Information:

4569 Wavertree Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States

Years in Business:

 

30

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I can help small business owners and non-profits with a variety of marketing and management issues and opportunities.

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Look for Tim Blair, President of Native Trails, and you’re as likely to find him in our San Luis Obispo, California, office running an in-depth sales or financial analysis as you are to find him in the shipping department providing hands-on quality assessment on one of our artisan-crafted bathroom vanities. He could be conducting a leadership meeting, researching SEO strategies, or on a plane to meet with Native Trails artisans in Mexico or Vietnam. Multi-talented and indispensable to the tight-knit Native Trails team, Tim is everywhere we need him to be—which, for a thriving small business, is many, many places on a given day. Tim originally consulted with Native Trails to provide management, marketing, and SEO strategies. His strong business background and passion for social and sustainability issues soon proved a perfect match for the company, and in 2009 he came on full time as Executive Vice President; in 2013 he was promoted to President. In this role, he oversees daily operations and staff and works closely with CEO Naomi Neilson Howard on company strategy, finance, and marketing. Tim also helps with the development of product offerings through overseas supply sources and the implementation of fulfillment systems. Prior to Native Trails, Tim’s diverse background in sectors such as market research, financial forecasting, merchandising, product development, supply chain logistics, and customer relationship management led him to open a business consultancy, which he operated for five years. He also previously served as Executive VP of The Parable Group and President of Parable Holdings, a marketing group for independent bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. There, he was instrumental in leading branding, franchise development, database marketing and developing online strategy and websites. Tim has been a life-long humanitarian, focusing his patronage on homelessness, hunger, and sustainability concerns. Locally, he participates in several community service projects. Outside the office, he enjoys organic gardening, writing children’s stories and poetry and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

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