You may be wondering.....how in the world do Design services work with Insurance services?
M. Porter Services' main focus is on business to business solutions. Whether that is designing an interior or refreshing an exterior to increase a property owners ROI, to helping business owners attract and retain key employee's or help reduce their bottom line, both are successfully accomplished with her team of skilled professionals.
Having worked with Developers, Franchise Owners, Contractors, and Interior Architectural Design Firms since 2000, Marina Porter's design talent evolved into branded interior design solutions. Coupled with the ability to navigate large-scale renovation projects results in the perfect balance to bring a fresh streamlined approach to your project.
Shortly after having her son in 2015, her desire to play a bigger game and contribute to her community in a more impactful way wasn't being met in available design positions. Most importantly, she wanted to focus her time on being available for her little one during his most important years of development. Therefore, 2015 was the start of a new path with Aflac as a Small Business Consultant.
While speaking with various business owners, she found that not only did they need help with cost-saving strategies, but there was also an expressed need for more customers to come into their establishments so that they would feel more comfortable covering their overhead before offering Aflac to their employees. Applying her design and purchasing experience from the A&D Industry, she successfully positions the advantages of well-designed interiors and the direct correlation of increased revenue, and property value as another solution.
Her suggestions for better-designed interiors caught the attention of a business owner and she successfully created a warm, inviting lobby at a local preschool. Shortly after the preschool took on a new look, the enrollment numbers began to increase. Since then, Marina has implemented simple color and design solutions for a local engineered stone showroom and a local cosmetic dental office.
These owners were happy to not have to think about finding a great wall color or source materials, so they could focus on the day-to-day task of running their business while enjoying more customers.
Her community service focus is on homeless prevention and is evident with her work through Aflac and serving on the board for Step Up Ventura, a local non-profit that provides cutting-edge, therapeutic services for homeless children infant to 5 years old within a regular preschool setting. She also mentors residents at a transitional housing program to help them transform old ways of being so that they can succeed in the business world. She strongly believes that the key to ending the homeless cycle is by early education.
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