Who Is Henry Griner
My name is Henry Griner owner of Mission Springs Marketing LLC located in Elk River, Minnesota about 30 miles Northwest of Minneapolis. I’m a Local Business Brand Developer helping local business owners to build and grow their online businesses.
This website is focused on Business Branding and Strategic Online Business Development. While others only build websites or handle your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) needs, I start at the beginning with your Total Business Blueprint to make certain that all the other components of you business function correctly and that your Business Brand is recognizable and empowers you, your company and your clients or customers.
What sets me apart and gives me the skill sets needed to provide excellence in my work is that I’ve had experience as both an entrepreneur and as a customer for over 40 years. I have been a professional photographer, a partner in a solar housing design and build company, ran my own commercial/residential refinishing business and most recently, worked for 17 plus years in Information Technology as a technology consultant and Information Technology Manager.
In 1994 I started to learn to create web pages using Notepad and Netscape at a local college that I attended where I was taking a business administration course. Within three months I was asked to teach classes in the continuing education department of the college. No one else on staff at that time had the knowledge of the Internet that I had. A couple months later, I was asked to teach my Internet classes at another college. I built my first website for my local bank, The Bank of Elk River in the mid 1990’s.
In 2005 I decided that it was time to start my own Internet based business. After spending so many years helping others to find solutions to their technology and Internet needs, I decided that it was time for me to put my skills to use and build my own business.
Since February 2008 I have been operating Mission Springs Marketing full-time providing consulting and design services to many customers. Over the past five years I have been a speaker at several of Jeff Mills’ Internet Marketing Workshops focusing on Project Management and WordPress Training.
I’ve built my business to offer the best consulting and design services for local business owners of small to medium size businesses. I do not have a regular office with high overhead costs and I don’t have full-time staff with the added markups needed to offer my services. I determined to build my business to be low overhead and portable while still offering my customers excellent services not found with other companies that only offer website design and SEO services.
After reviewing a prospective customer’s Strategic Marketing Blueprint Questionnaire I visit with them to determine if I see that they fit my criteria to work with them. If we reach an agreement to proceed we sign an initial consulting services agreement and my team goes into research mode.
I only work with 1 or 2 new customers each month for business branding consulting, website design and multiple customers for digital marketing services. Most of the work for my customers is handled by my team of national and international experts in the various areas of service that I offer.
One very important skill that I bring to my customers comes from my background with working in the area of Internet Marketing. Internet Marketing, as I refer to it here, relates to doing business online without being a local business owner and have a store or office location. I was blessed by being able to team up with my friend Jeff Mills for over 4 years helping with his home based Internet Marketing business. We traveled around the USA to many Internet Marketing conferences and workshops where I met and learned from some of the top online marketers in the world. I bring this experience and knowledge along with great business connections to the local business owners that I now focus on.
Married to my wife Leslie for 44 years as of November 2014. We have 5 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Leslie and I have lived in Elk River, Minnesota for most of our married lives. We are founding members of our church here, Living Waters Church, and very active in the ministry of our church and other community areas.
My heart’s passion is to run my own business and help others to do the same. I want to help others be successful in their business ventures by using my knowledge and skills in the area of business branding, digital marketing and building websites.
For me being a businessman and running my own business does not mean that I don’t have someone to report to. Each of my customers is important to me from a personal as well as from a business standpoint. I’m here to serve you but also, I do this as onto my Lord Jesus Christ. Colossians 3:23-24