As professionals, we can all agree that your reputation is everything. The goods and services that your business provides lose demand if behind your business, there is not a credible reputation. Not only does it require hard work to establish a good reputation, but also companies and individuals remain proactive in order to maintain its prestige. No one comprehends this better than Eric Grundhoefer, Founder and CEO of Rank K.O., a company specializing in repairing and establishing a respectable online reputation.
Before turning his expertise to reputation management, SEO services, and branding, Eric lived in Hamburg, New York where he owned and operated his own training firm called, Prestige Fitness Solutions. His firm had over 5 trainers and two salesmen where during this time, Eric realized he enjoyed marketing for his business more so than selling or training.
“My best quality is self awareness,” says Grundhoefer. “I know what I’m bad at and I know what I’m good at. I let that navigate me.”
This realization led him to delve into the world of Reputation Management. In 2014, after spending over two years in Buffalo working as a Digital Media Executive, Grundhoefer founded Rank K.O. After creating a successful business model and establishing it in the state of New York, Eric was ready to leave the cold and relocate to warmer weather. With a robust tech community and sunny weather, Eric made the decision to move his family and business to Tampa. He goes on to explain,
“There are numerous businesses in Tampa, some of whom may not have a web presence or have gotten bad feedback from a customer or client online that seems to haunt their company. Both cases can be damaging,” says Grundhoefer as he shares how Rank K.O. can help Tampa professionals. He goes on explain, “We can help by either enhancing their online reputation, creating it from scratch or repairing it if it’s broken.”
Getting to the foundation of why Eric has chosen this profession, the simple reason is his passion. Eric genuinely loves creating content for both himself and his clients. The most satisfying aspect of Eric’s particular skills is that he is able to share them with his professional community. With that being said, when not in the office working for his clients, Eric is working on his own personal brand. As a hobby, Eric takes a unique approach on comedic videos by documenting his hilarious observations and experiences in real time.
Eric and the team at Rank K.O. genuinely want the best for your business by creating and maintaining pristine public perception. The team takes a passionate and strategic approach when establishing and preserving a good reputation individually or as a business.
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This post was written by Elevate, Inc.