You have the business idea...

It's time to bring it to life!

Helping small business owners with brand design + brand awareness

let's get your business standing out and getting seen!

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Owner + Brand Strategist

Monica Fullerton

CEO & Founder of Spouse-ly

"After working with a number of marketing agencies, Melissa is by far one of the best assets to our team"

“Working with Melissa has been a true blessing.  Her talent & passion for helping others and growing their businesses always shines in everything she does. After working with a number of marketing agencies, Melissa is by far one of the best assets to our team & helping us build and grow from the ground up. She has helped us with all different projects from revamping our newsletter, creatives, digital ads, community engagement, marketing strategies, and much more. I highly recommend working with her, she will help take your business to new levels!”

The Origin Story

The Branded Academy was created as a way to help small business owners gain a deeper understanding of what goes into creating a brand experience, how to stand out, and how to attract the right audience to bring in money.

I wholeheartedly believe there’s enough room for us all to be successful in the things we’re passionate about, but it starts with two things I specialize in: 

brand design + brand awareness

"She was able to bring our dreams of an elegant, simple, user friendly website to life"

“Melissa was incredible! She is extremely responsive, creative, detailed, and a wonderful teacher! She created our website, social media pages, marketing materials, and provided in-depth tutorials for me to continue to run the social media pages. She made an amazing mood board and is very artistic! She was able to bring our dreams of an elegant, simple, user friendly website to life, and we could not be more happy with the final products! I would highly recommend using her for any and all of your website, marketing, and IP needs.”

Leanne Walker

owner of the venue at the bluffs

branding is more than just a logo design website color scheme font choice

it's the entire experience.

We aren't meant to do life alone, business startups included.

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely road, but it doesn’t have to be.

That’s why I created The Startup Collective.

A community created to help business owners grow together, be inspired, and network while receiving tools and resources to help along the business journey!

Within the community we'll have:

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