We worked with a woman business owner who co-owned a graphics design firm with her husband. She was the marketing engine in the business; he was the design expert. She recognized that they needed to generate more business and reach outside their rural area of Maryland. She joined The Alternative Board, run by Coridium Advisors, and brought her challenges of marketing to the table. Her board linked her with other design firms, public relations agencies and clients who needed the services she and her husband offered. She received support she needed and guidance to move more effectively into the marketplace and generated significant increases in her business even during the economic downturn of 2007-2009.