What Our Clients Say About Us

Sue was recommended to me to help design my new website; and I am very pleased to say that both the process and the end result have greatly exceeded my expectations. Sue took the time to truly understand my business and designed the website with the look and feel I envisioned. I was impressed by her creativity, professionalism and technical expertise. Not only is Sue an expert in website design and use of social media, she is also a patient and knowledgeable teacher, providing valuable insights, creative ideas, and a quick turn around to get the work completed.

I would highly recommend Sue to anyone who wishes to create or improve their on-line presence. Her passion, commitment to high standards and warm personality make her a fantastic person to work with.

Monica Affleck

Owner, Leadership Development Consultant, Soulterra HR Consulting (Client since 2017)

Sue Cockburn at Growing Social Biz has been a Godsend to us! She took the time to understand us and our needs, gather all of the important elements required, design and implement an outstanding Website for us and our business, include Social Media tools into the mix and reviewed with us every step of the way! She now helps us run and maintain it all, on a consistent, regular basis, offering invaluable advice as we go. Her expertise and attentive, ongoing service has saved us valuable time, allowing us to focus on what we do best- helping our clients with their real estate needs!We highly recommend her services for any small business. She is passionate, hands on, energetic, very patient, and has a knack for understanding the needs of her clients. She will help get your business to the next level and keep it there!

Lynn Trevor

Re/Max Sales Representative, Re/Max, Ottawa, Ontario (Client since 2011)

Sue Cockburn helped design the most responsive, fast, beautiful mobile friendly website for my Rubbish Removal Business.

When I decided to build a website for my business, I contacted many web designers, after meeting Sue and going over what I needed and my budget, I knew she was the right person. She built a website I never dreamt of. She also helped me set up my business on Google and Facebook, including ads.

Sue is very efficient, dedicated and knowledgeable about anything regarding social media, her business name fits perfectly.

I highly recommend Sue Cockburn of Growing Social Biz to anyone for designing a website and all of their social media needs.

Thank you Sue, I am so glad and proud I made the right choice. Please, check www.reddyrubbishremoval.com to see what Sue has to offer.

Johnson Reddy

CEO, Reddy Rubbish Removal, Langley, BC (client since 2015)

We had an amazing experience in working with Sue and Growing Social Biz. In establishing our new business, most of us are technically challenged, digital immigrants. Sue’s knowledge of website building coupled with her patience, flexibility and exquisite sense of design resulted in a unique, one-of-a-kind website which has, in turn, received rave reviews from our customers, increased our customer flow and made us very proud of our web presence. Working with Sue has been an incredibly positive experience!

Terre Hamrick

Atomic Psychological Associates, Las Vegas, Nevada (client since 2016)

I consider Sue an expert in her field but more importantly she is creative, she listens to what people need and is generally great to work with! She is on my highly recommended list!

Teresa Pippus

Program Manager, Community Futures Self-Employment Program (Client since 2012)

It is with pleasure and confidence I am able to recommend Sue Cockburn at Growing Social Biz.

Sue skillfully updated my website, added it to WordPress and provided several emergency tune ups (following a website hacking).

I find Sue easy to relate to, warm and with a great sense of humour. Her ability to ‘talk’ to me about ‘techie’ stuff in a manner that I can understand is appreciated.

I am impressed by Sue’s technical abilities and highly recommend her services.

Lana Gowler

Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Rainforest Counselling, Mission, BC (client since 2014)

As our business has grown, we let our website become outdated and irrelevent. It was built years ago by others, and had an unprofessional appearance. Sue Cockburn donated work certificates to a silent auction fundraiser, and I was fortunate to be the successful bidder, knowing it was time to do something about our company’s website. From my first conversation with Sue, and throughout the website-building process, I was impressed with her knowledge, technical skills, creativity, and professionalism. She communicated with clarity and integrity (the entire process was done by phone and email), and achieved a well-balanced collaboration of our suggestions and her professional experience. Sue was great to work with, and we now have a clean, contemporary, relevant website! As our needs change in the future, Growing Social Biz will be our website and social media partner. I highly recommend Sue Cockburn and Growing Social Biz to anyone seeking website and related social media services.

Roy Fisher

Business Owner, Wild West Gardens, Aldergrove, BC (client since 2013)

Sue is an amazing, creative person who is good with the details, comes up with ideas I had not even thought of, is punctual and does extremely excellent work! I highly recommend her!

Laurel Hildebrandt

Counsellor, Wellspring Christian Counselling, Abbotsford, BC (client since 2012)

It has been a real pleasure working with Sue Cockburn over the past 3+ years in providing our organization with website support. Sue has demonstrated professionalism, the utmost in timeliness, and excellence in her work. She is patient and thorough in her communications. I give highest recommendations to Sue for anyone pursuing assistance in any area of her expertise.

Joy Gove

Director, Non-Profit Website for Pregnancy Concerns, Coquitlam, BC (Client since 2012)

Sue is a hands on social media coach who encourages her business owners to connect effectively and consistently with their target customer. Business owners can be overwhelmed with the thought of using social media platforms to enhance their brand and increase their business profile. Sue takes the stress and confusion out of the social media world and guides the client through the maze of options. I recommend Sue as a solid knowledgeable advisor to help business owners and contractors to take their business presence to the next level.

Suzanne Blakley-Oaks

Small Business Development Expert & Community Leader, Community Futures Self Employment Program, Abbotsford, BC

Sue consistently offers excellent advice and support in developing and maintaining my website. Her reliable and creative approach to helping me manage my business has been a great help to me. I really appreciate her prompt response to my requests and her attention to detail and the way she keeps up to date with the ever changing social media world.

Lori McHattie

Counsellor, Lori McHattie Counselling, Pitt Meadows, BC (client since 2013)

I have been using Sue Cockburn and Growing Social Biz since 2013.  Sue has created websites, graphics, social media campaigns, and promotional materials for me and my partners in multiple businesses and a non-profit organization. Each time she was needed Sue was quick to understand the needs that I had and the perspective from which I wanted to present each organization.  The work was completed on or before the promised time and on budget every time.  Any updates or changes that I had were completed promptly as well. I highly, highly recommend Sue and Growing Social Biz for any and all web and promotional work.  

Brian Falls

Owner, Food Safe Tools and Reliable Brooms, Fraser Valley, BC, Executive Director Scrap Cars Not Kids, Fraser Valley, BC (Client since 2013)

Sue understood our needs very quickly and has created a masterpiece from our mix of ideas and passion.

Chris Wiens

Director, Co-Founder, Scrap Cars Not Kids, Fraser Valley, BC (client since 2013)

Sue definitely is a great resource for your website and social media needs. She takes time to listen to my needs and ideas, and provides me with professional, practical, cutting-edge, and insightful feedback and recommendations. Through Sue’s continuous guidance and coaching, not only has my website been set up, I have also learned a lot from her about the marketing strategies which are very vital and helpful to my business development.

Denise Kan

Counsellor, DK Counselling, North Vancouver, BC (client since 2015)

Sue did a wonderful job designing a website for me, incorporating my personal visions for it, and guiding me to learn to be self-sufficient with site maintenance, while still offering on-going guidance where necessary. She is very friendly, thoroughly professional, patient, flexible, and reliable, and I whole-heartedly recommend her.

Rachel Albang

The Art of Stretching Your Dollar (Client since 2014)

You will receive top rate service and professional results by hiring Sue for all your social media and internet marketing needs. Sue created 3 Facebook landing pages for my Speech Coaching company which was in harmony with the branding of my website.

Sue maintained respect for my needs as a client and went above and beyond to ensure the pages reflected the image and look I desired. At the same time, she offered valuable feedback and insights into how to improve my existing website. She was efficient and maintained a standard of excellence in her communications and service. Sue is my first choice recommendation to anyone looking to make their business stand out on the internet!

(This testimony was provided in 2012. Since then we’ve designed an additional two new websites for Lisa, see below.)

Lisa Vanderkwaak

Business Owner, Author & Speaker, Real U Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (client since 2012)

Sue was very helpful and thorough as she helped do some upgrading on my website.  She offered helpful insights and suggestions and was efficient with getting things done quickly.

Cathy AJ Hardy

Musician, Retreat Leader & Speaker, Mission, BC (client since 2014)

Sue is a great resource for all of your website and social media needs. She takes the time to listen to what you want and makes suggestions that will compliment your idea. She can take you from no brand to fully up and running in a couple of weeks which is unheard of in business. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great looking and functioning site to setting up your social media. She has an extensive background in business and banking and is a super smart lady. You can trust her when she tells you something. I will continue to refer people to you, Sue, and to Growing Social Biz. Thank you for all you do for me.

Ginger Allen

President , Your Marketing Liaison, Las Vegas, Nevada (Client since 2013)

The work you have done is great.  Really appreciate your passion and expertise for what we are doing — and how you figured us out quicker than just about anyone out there.  Great stuff.

Brian Falls

Co-Owner, Just Right Recycling | Executive Director, Scrap Cars not Kids | Owner, Food Safe Tools and Reliable Brooms

Great working with you… you have no idea how much you helped us move forward.

Chris Wiens

Co-Owner, Just Right Recycling | Director, Scrap Cars Not Kids

Sue is a true professional. She combines a significant measure of web/social media savvy with a substantial degree of common sense business acumen. Sue is fun to work with and delivers valuable insight into the rapidly changing “social biz” environment.

Peter Goudreau

Businessman

I met Sue through a mutual acquaintance, and have found her to be very professional, and willing to work with you.  She is very responsive to questions, and gets back to you right away, which for me is quite important. She answers all questions, with very explanatory explanations, that are easy to follow.  I would recommend Sue to anyone, who wishes to have an on-line presence.  I am very happy with the work she has done for me.

Darlene Sandau

Owner, Mountain Farms Soap

Just a note to say thank you for helping me with my web site, Facebook and social media. The personal touch, advice and insight was greatly appreciated. Without you my election as a School Board Trustee might not have happened. I would highly recommend you to anyone needing your services. I will definitely use you when I need your services in the future.

Phil Anderson

Abbotsford School Trustee (elected 2014), Retired Businessman

Thanks Sue – your ability to understand and provide exactly what we needed to market our brand and services better is so appreciated!

Shelly Patterson

Co-Owner, Pro-Pack Contracting & Design Services, Abbotsford, BC

I just finished a website development course with Sue Cockburn as the instructor. She is just amazing, she makes learning so easy. Also, she makes you feel good about yourself with her wonderful personality. If you ever get a chance to take a course with her as the instructor, jump on it, you will be glad you did. Thanks a bunch Sue! You are awesome.”

Gina Esche

Owner, Magnetite Jewelry

Over the past few weeks I have been involved in an incredible Startup Business program and an intensive two week series of courses which cover everything from business accounting methods to sales, from marketing to social networking. One of the presenters was Sue Cockburn who had the difficult task of covering everything “online” (in person). Topics like website design & functionality, facebook pages for businesses, utilizing Twitter, LinkedIn, HootSuite and a myriad of other concepts were covered. Sue was very engaging and presented excellent information pertinent to making business successful in this ever-changing online world. Some of these concepts I plan to put into immediate action which will help make my company successful. I would highly recommend Sue Cockburn in working with both emerging and experienced businesses in maximizing the potential of the internet and the multitude of marketing opportunities it offers.

Steve Munshaw

CEO, Northwest Broadway Production

Sue is a dedicated, hard working professional. She is knowledgeable and very easy to work with. Sue took the time to listen about the various organisations I work with, she sifted through all of the information,  and did a wonderful job of weaving all the parts of my professional life together in one website. She definitely surprised me with the layout and the design of the website!! Always ready to respond to questions in a simple language that I fully understood. Sue has a quick turn around time and a wonderful way to work from the client’s comfort level. Thanks Sue!!

Rapinder Rai

Owner, HomeRoots Books and Ace Tent & Party Supplies

The Growing Social Biz day long workshop that I attended was the best and most informative session I have ever been to. Sue (Cockburn) presented the material in straight forward, no nonsense language and readily gave examples of where to find assistance on-line for the various needs I had finding domains, building websites and email. Thank you Growing Social Biz. Let me know when you are presenting another workshop so I will be sure to attend.

R. Fehr

While going through a self employment program I had the opportunity to meet Sue Cockburn. She was our instructor in social media which included web site development. Prior to the class my intention was put my web site on the back burner for a while and concentrate on other parts of my business. I found her information was clear and concise. Sue was able to point out the pros and cons involved. I learned a lot from that class and realized that a web site was more important than I thought. Sue has been working with me the past few months setting up a web site that not only reflects my business expectations but also is easy to maneuver. I am very happy with her accomplishments to this date and plan to continue to work with her as things change.

Ernie Garbatt

Garbatt Construction Management

I am delighted to recommend Sue Cockburn of GrowingSocialBiz as the go to place for website and social media assistance.  Sue is professional, attentive and gets the job done in an extremely timely manner.  Sue is a tremendous asset to have on my team and would be on yours.

Liz Hynes

Owner, Western Broker Services

After winning a Facebook Page thru Growing Social Biz, which belongs to Sue, I had the pleasure of working with her. This lady not only asks and listens, she also took a keen interest in my business. Sue is a truly gifted and creative woman. She will offer suggestions and won’t be offended if something doesn’t work. Easy to communicate with. Easy to like. Sue did a remarkable job on my business page and I cannot wait to work with her again in the very near future. I’d like to thank Sue of www.facebook.com/GrowingSocialBiz . Sue has been a great source of help, support and encouragement. She knows her stuff and is quick at coming up with ideas outside the box. If you get a chance, do look at her page and if you have the opportunity to work with Sue you won’t be disappointed.

Laurie Lindsey

Owner, Shine-Time Residential Cleaning

I had the privilege of attending one of Sue’s workshops recently. I’m glad I did. It was evident that Sue had done a lot of research and preparation for her workshop, yet she was flexible and patient enough to interact with the attendees.She addressed our questions and concerns in a down-to-earth manner which eased the nervousness of the “newbies” to social media, while at the same time didn’t “disengage” those who were not novices. This is definitely a skill most workshop facilitators should adopt! The subject matter, of course, was too complex to delve into deeply in one 3-hour workshop, but Sue was willing to talk one-on-one with those who wished to, so that they could grasp this vital knowledge. I gladly recommend working with Sue or attending one of her workshops.

Gwen Settle

Market Ambassador, Abbotsford Farm & Country Market

I would recommend Sue in a heart beat! She is knowledgeable, patient and thorough. She walked me through the learning process of social media for my new business and set up a fabulous Facebook landing page which connects to my website. Sue was encouraging along the way and gave me the confidence to move forward.

Kathleen

Sexual Health Educator | Owner, My Clutter Coach

Sue has redesigned our website and logo and we are extremely happy with the results. We’ve had many comments on it’s new look!  She is quick, to the point, and an excellent teacher.I highly recommend her.

Claire Copp

President, Trader ii Securities Services

Sue is pleasant and efficient to work with. Her suggestions and understanding of my needs was refreshing and reassuring. I was able to trust her completely with handling my website transfer and upgrade and found the results very satisfactory.

Mary Chow

Counsellor, New Hope Counselling

Once Sue knows what you are looking for, she works tirelessly and proficiently to produce the ideal solution. She is very personable, likable and goes the extra mile to quickly complete the task. She leaves nothing to chance and follows up religiously to ensure all is well. Her aftercare and service is second to none. If you are looking for a creative and first-class job on your website – give Sue a call.

John Murray

Author

Thank you again for today’s workshop! I love hands-on workshops because I learn so much more and you answered a lot of the questions I had about Facebook Pages. I would recommend your services to anyone.

Taneane Twele

Owner, Taneane Twele Photography

I’m pleased to recommend Sue Cockburn to you as a marketing and social media consultant. She has done first-rate work for me, and I’m pretty demanding.Not only is she good at her craft, and wise in her recommendations, but she goes the extra mile to satisfy her clients. That includes listening carefully to client’s wishes, following through when she says she will, getting back to you with further ideas, and offering additional help to make things happen for you at no additional charge. She’s a real professional who will make your project a success. I’ve already recommended her to others who have called me back to thank me.

John Sutherland, Abbotsford, BC

Just wanted to thank you for such an awesome job you did on my FB page. It has been so easy for me to update and for all my friends and clients to access. I am having a lot of fun now you have showed me how to run my page.

Jill Patten

Owner, The Hair Studio

I just wanted to thank you again for the outstanding service you have provided and are still providing me for setting up my webpage, facebook, twitter and blog .You showed professionalism and courtesy beyond typical customer service. I was very impressed with your quick response to my numerous queries and the calm manner in which you trained me in a simple to follow tech language.

Preet Rai, Abbotsford, BC

Sue is a wonderful and positive choice if you want to learn about social media. I am still a newby at it and she is patiently walking me through the steps so I can become more adept. As a candidate in our next election I am pleased to be working with Sue and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn more about Facebook, webpage and Twitter.

Freddy Latham, Abbotsford, BC

Sue Cockburn of Growing Social Biz successfully developed a social media strategy for my election campaign. More importantly she taught me how to use this strategy effectively. This included creating a website, creating a facebook and twitter presence, and creating a blog. I recommend Sue for any project that requires the best in social media execution.

Dr. Stan Petersen, Abbotsford, BC

Thank you Growing Social Biz for your great work on my Business Facebook Page. Your great work will have a long term effect on my business and it makes it easier for my visitors to get access to the information in the website. Well done.There is joy in self developing and learning but it is still a big advantage if you can have professionals like “911SmallBiz” on your side to help you from the beginning by saving you time and money not making mistakes in that learning curve.

Ramtin Mahdavian

Owner, Metro Electric

I wanted to drop you a note and say how much I appreciate the work you have done for me.  Just the fact that you delivered what you promised, when you promised separates you from the crowd. Your insight and knowledge of social media marketing and your help developing our image has been invaluable.If anyone is thinking about getting help with their website and/or social media marketing, I highly recommend Sue.  She has been a breath of fresh air in a field where it’s difficult to know who to trust to do good work. Again Sue, thanks for the great work so far.  We have much more to do and I look forward to more good results.

Larry Allen, Texas

Business Owner