Why Our SEO Agency Isn’t Focused on Local Mom-and-Pop Shops

BlakSheep Creative, a Baton Rouge SEO agency, shares our unique approach to client selection and why we prioritize partnerships with growth-oriented businesses.
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In the bustling world of SEO agencies, there’s a common misconception that small, local businesses are the ideal clients. However, our agency has taken a different approach. We’ve deliberately chosen to focus our efforts elsewhere, and here’s why:

  1. Limited Growth Potential: While mom-and-pop shops are the backbone of many communities, their growth potential often doesn’t align with our agency’s ambitions. We’re looking for partnerships that can scale, where our efforts can translate into significant, measurable impact.
  2. Budget Constraints: Small businesses often operate on tight budgets, limiting the scope of SEO work we can undertake. We believe in providing comprehensive services that deliver tangible results, which isn’t always feasible with smaller budgets.
  3. Education Gap: Many small business owners lack a deep understanding of SEO. This can lead to unrealistic expectations and challenges in communicating the value of our services. We prefer working with clients who have a foundational knowledge of SEO and appreciate its long-term benefits.
  4. High-Touch Service: Local businesses often require extensive hand-holding and education throughout the SEO process. While we’re committed to client support, we prefer to focus our resources on strategic planning and execution, ensuring that our efforts translate into significant, measurable impact.
  5. Niche Expertise: Our agency specializes in specific industries and niches. This allows us to develop deep expertise and deliver targeted results for our clients. Local businesses often don’t fit into these niches, which can limit the value we can provide.
  6. Scalability is a key aspect of our agency. We’ve built our agency to scale efficiently, focusing on client acquisition strategies that allow us to grow rapidly. Local SEO often requires a more localized, boots-on-the-ground approach that doesn’t align with our scalability goals.
  7. Higher Value Clients: Larger businesses and organizations typically have more substantial budgets and a deeper understanding of the value of SEO. This allows us to deliver more comprehensive services and achieve more significant results, which is ultimately more rewarding for our agency.

Our Ideal Client

We’re not saying that all small businesses are off the table. However, our ideal clients share the following characteristics:

  • Understanding of SEO and its long-term value
  • Realistic expectations for results
  • A budget that allows for comprehensive SEO services
  • A growth-oriented mindset
  • Alignment with our agency’s niche expertise

By focusing on clients who meet these criteria, we can build strong, mutually beneficial partnerships that drive growth for both our clients and our agency.


Our strategic decision not to actively pursue local mom-and-pop clients is based on our experience, goals, and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results for our clients. This approach allows us to provide the highest level of value and achieve the most significant impact in the competitive world of SEO.

If your business is ready to level up and partner with a digital marketing agency that prioritizes growth, strategy, and tangible results, BlakSheep Creative is here to help. We specialize in helping businesses like yours achieve their full potential through tailored digital marketing solutions. Let’s connect and explore how we can elevate your brand together. Contact BlakSheep Creative today for a free consultation.

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Clint Sanchez

Clint Sanchez excels as the Chief of Information and Technology at the Baton Rouge Fire Department and as a digital marketer at BlakSheep Creative. With over two decades in public service, he expertly manages technological infrastructures while also applying his creative skills in web, graphic design, and video at BlakSheep. His dual role demonstrates a unique blend of technical acumen and creative innovation.
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