Do you want to build a successful local business in your community?



Create and implement a digital marketing strategy that will generate more sales for your local business in just a few weeks.

Local Business School is the most comprehensive program available for local business owners to build an online presence that generates consistent sales.


It's time to start asking the right questions.


What does that mean? Most people come to us because they want to know how many times they should post on Instagram. They want to figure out what scheduling platform to use. They want to know which email marketing system we recommend.

Instead of promising you a formula for Facebook success, we're going to have you focus on what it looks like for someone to discover you (how and when does this happen?), follow and engage with you (how will you engage your audience?), decide to become a first time customer (what happens after a first purchase?), and then ultimately become a raving fan (how will you sustain that loyalty?).

If you aren't committed to building a customer journey online & offline that delights the humans that bring you the $$, you'll always be looking for the next social media shortcut or the next best thing.

Building a brand your community loves takes time. We want to save you a little of that time and cut straight to the heart of what matters most in your local market.


Think of Local Business School as the ultimate playbook to build a sustainable local business for today + beyond.

We know you want to build a local business that flourishes.

Maybe you're stuck wondering where you should focus your time and money.

Maybe you're trying a little bit of everything, struggling to juggle all the moving pieces.

Maybe you feel like you need to brush up on some strategies that are working today.

Maybe you're already doing well in business but know things could be more profitable (and easier!).

Local Business School will help you gain the clarity and focus you need to build an online presence that attracts your ideal customers, keeps 'em coming back for more, and creates raving fans who share you online & in person to coworkers, neighbors, friends, and family.

When You Join Local Business School You Get:


Real Students. Real Stories.

Learn about Local Business School from someone who's been in your shoes.

Meet Your Guest Instructors

Join in on LIVE presentations and get your questions answered by instructors who are experts in their field.

Whitney Warne

Whitney Warne is a public speaker, Enneagram Facilitator, personal brand expert and owner of Ivory House Photography. Whitney excels in empowering individuals to see and present themselves as the powerful, capable humans they are.

Mel Guanci

From her retail days for big brands like Pottery Barn Kids, JCrew, Talbots & American Eagle, to President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Iowa Chapter and everything in-between, Mel’s successes come from building connections and helping small business owners create content that sells.

Andi Fagen

After 10 years of launching brands in Los Angeles and Miami, Andi Fagen opened Creative DSM to offer digital marketing services to local business owners. She and her team are experts in SEO, pay-per-click campaigns, keyword rich copywriting and social media management.

Sarah Stricker

Owner of The Local Type, Sarah is a copywriting genius who excels in helping small business owners everywhere hone in on their unique brand voice and write words that'll reach their ideal customers memorably.

Ready to Build Something Magical & Profitable?

We'll help you on every step of the journey.

We'll give you all the tools you need to successfully graduate Local Business School in just six weeks.


Our curriculum will walk you every step you need to know to build the most effective, profitable strategy for your business.


This is the place you'll go to submit what you're working on and get honest feedback from our coaches and other students. In here, you'll find the perfect blend of inspiration + accountability. 


No more staring at a blank screen. We'll provide you with our strategy framework, canned emails, post ideas, and so much more to help you save time & get things done.

Frequently Asked Questions

 More q's? Send us an email at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram @love-local.

Meet a Few of More of Our Students

Taylor D.

Taylor owns Tasks by Taylor, a delivery service for both residential clients and local businesses. Taylor joined LBS to work on mindset shifts and learn new strategies to gain more clients and increase revenue and also learn how to cut out tasks that aren't growing her business.

Lauren P.

Lauren is in the process of launching Good Sunday, a subscription-based slow cooker meal service providing frozen meals for your family directly to your doorstep. Lauren joined LBS to help nail down the details of her business launch and get ready to hit the gas and go live.

Mary M.

Mary is the owner of Resilience & Grace, a brand that empowers people to feel good at any age in mind, body, and spirit. Mary offers yoga and fitness classes and has recently expanded into an online course as well. She joined Love Local to take her business to the next level and become a leader in her industry and her community.

Jill N.

Jill is a lifestyle photographer for families and brands who focuses on genuinely connecting with her clients to produce authentic, soulful images that tell their story. Jill joined LBS to clarifying her brand message and create a strong strategy to attract local clients.

Take the Next Step In Your Business

Doors are open. We'll see you on the inside!