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OUR COMPANY

HIGHLIGHTS

We help startups, small business, & entrepreneurs succeed.

STOCKS4DOCS

Featuring Viveta Lobo
STOCKS4DOCS Podcast Host

Checkout this 3S4 highlight about investing in the stock market
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4Dathletes

4D ATHLETES

Featuring Jason Holzer
Co-founder of 4D Athletes

Check out this 3S4 highlight about marketing yourself as a champion
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SAN DIEGO GULLS PARTNERSHIP

Featuring Douglas Younger lll

CEO of 3STEPS4WARD

Check out the San Diego Gulls press release and webisode

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capital interviews

CAPITALIZE WEBISODE

Featuring Douglas Younger lll
Founder & CEO of 3STEPS4WARD

Check out the Sacramento Kings 2021 Capitalize Webisode
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chase-credder

SACRAMENTO KINGS PARTNERSHIP

Featuring Chase Palmeiri
Co-Founder & CEO of Credder

Check out the Sacramento Kings 2021 Capitalize Winner
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OUR MISSION

OUR VALUES

At 3STEPS4WARD, intellectual curiosity is baked into our DNA. New hires are onboarded with Doug’s top 20 book lists, and debates on everything from sci fi and video games to politics and literature are encouraged! Members of our family have post-graduate degrees in disciplines such as business, public health, finance, art history, and healthcare administration. Regardless of our formal education, we all share a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

We believe that technological innovation should benefit local communities, not just Silicon Valley startups or the elite. We make technology-forward marketing accessible to small businesses and entrepreneurs from all walks of life. 3STEPS4WARD uses leading-edge tools:

“Just do it” isn’t just Nike’s slogan—it’s one of Doug’s many motivational catchphrases! We share his drive and take pride in producing excellent work for our clients. We’ve overcome adversity to get 3STEPS4WARD where it is today, and we’re ready to face whatever challenges may come tomorrow.

We are an “Avengers” team of professionals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, ages, and perspectives. We are not just marketers: we are military veterans, leaders, strategists, and creatives. We have worked in industries ranging from healthcare to higher education, finance to fundraising, the arts to AI, and beyond. We look different from one another. But rather than let such differences divide us, they are our strength. 3STEPS4WARD is one family united by one mission.

3STEPS4WARD helps local communities, one entrepreneur, small business, or nonprofit at a time. We are especially passionate about supporting minority-, women-, and LGBTQ-owned businesses. We are called to educate future generations of marketing professionals through classes, mentorship, internships, webinars, and more.

OUR MISSION

OUR APPROACH​






A Unique
Business Model







We primarily work with pre-Series A startups and entrepreneur-owned small businesses that can’t afford their own in-house marketing departments. We partner local organizations and chambers of commerce in the cities where we live. This is how we give back to our communities.





Long-Term Partnerships








When you work with 3STEPS4WARD, you gain a true business partner. We are invested in our clients’ long-term success, especially startups in their infancy. We become an extension of your team and your own marketing department.






A Core Team Approach







Our family is large and growing; to offer our clients the most personal and customer-oriented service possible, we are divided into client-centered core teams. Each client is assigned a small group with one or more experts from each of 3STEPS4WARD’s “factions”: client leads, marketing strategists, program managers, designers, developers, and writers.

ACHIEVE YOUR VISION​

OUR SERVICES​

EXECUTIVE CONSULTATION

Go-to-market planning, Digital marketing strategy, Business development, and sale, inventions and patent search

DIGITAL
MARKETING

Our full-service digital marketing develops and executes content that drives growth and brand engagement

CREATIVE
SERVICES

We develop customer-centric creative designs to reinvent and reinvigorate your brand while driving tangible results

BUSINESS
STRATEGY

We create a plan of action to achieve the vision and goals for your organization and guide the decision-making processes

ACHIEVE YOUR VISION​

OUR CLIENTS

Testimonials
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Jordan Engbers, PhD Chief Executive Officer of Cohesic
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Gaurang Mehta President of ProtecSpine
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Neil Ray CEO of Raydiant Oximetry

We truly feel like 3STESP4WARD is apart of the Cohesic team. We are growing our organization from a startup to a global company and 3Steps4ward took the time to understand our business and advise on what the best marketing and sales approach for our needs, scoped to our resources and stage of company. They have a fantastic group of professionals and, since bringing on 3STEPS4WARD, our marketing has been transformed and we are seeing great-KPI driven results. As a scale-up company, it is comforting to have the equivalent of an entire full-service marketing department guiding our activities.
Learn more at: https://cohesic.com/

Dr. Pranav Patel and I are both principals with ProtecSpine of North America and have been working with the 3Steps4ward team for roughly eight months now. One of our main goals was to establish a marketing strategy for our company while increasing sales opportunities.
Learn more at: https://protecspine.net/

Working with 3Steps4ward never felt "transactional" as it felt like the entire team acted as "advocates" for our company and mission. As a startup CEO, when I contemplate the characterictics of employees that I would eventually like to hire for my sales and marketing teams, I think of the 3steps4ward team members that I have been working with.
Learn more at: https://www.raydiantoximetry.com/

OUR CLIENTS

Some friends we have made while working together.

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