Tuni Schartner Consulting LLC

To help businesses thrive, to help the Rhode Island economy grow and to always focus on the greater good.

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"​...with ideas that pop like kernels of corn in hot oil and a love & passion for helping small businesses and the RI economy grow; business and community strategic planning and development is more of a calling than a profession. I have chosen a life that my work is woven into and I work with people I know, like & trust!"​

My Mission: To help businesses thrive, to help the Rhode Island economy grow and to always focus on the greater good. I love working with growth minded and engaged people that value partnering with me to grow their project, business or organization.

What I do: I am a growth strategist first & foremost and meet each and every entrepreneur or business where they're at - not with preconceived ideas of where I think they should be! My proficiencies are in branding, digital marketing, PR and SEO, as well as community building, program and event planning/development/management. I provide a wide range of consulting services that include consulting, coaching and training, fractional leadership, strategic growth planning, SEO (search engine optimization), content marketing, social media marketing, email marketing and more.

Other stuff about me: I co-founded and continue to run The Hive RI, Southern RI's first coworking space, which is also the anchor of the thriving business community at the Mill at Lafayette. I served as the inaugural director of Innovate Newport, as well as am a founding mentor of VMS of RI (now RI Hub's Venture Mentoring Service). I proudly served on Congressman Langevin's Strengthening RI Advisory Committee and continue to volunteer as a mentor, coach and judge for many educational institutions including The MET School's E-Center, URI, Salve Regina University and more. As RI's Economic Gardener, I remain a perennial, passionate, and sometimes outspoken, proponent of economic development in RI...especially when it comes to small business support!

*2016 RI Small Business Journal's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch 'Community Champion' award recipient

*2018 Providence Business News Women in Business Awards Honoree

*2020 Rhode Island Inno Blazer Winner, Nonprofit category

  • North Kingstown, RI
  • Member since Oct 2022