Humble Beginnings 

 

Prae was founded in 2015 so that small businesses, and entrepreneurs could spend more time doing what they loved, and less time trying to figure out Marketing.

We're Your Biggest Supporter

 
 
NaBeela Washington

 

Hi there! I'm NaBeela Washington, Founder of Prae.

In 2015, I decided to take a leap of faith, and bring Prae to life. I had spoken to a number of small business owners who helped me better understand larger issues local businesses were experiencing. Basically small business owners are overlooked,  priced out of help, and didn't have access to consistent, and people-focused marketing education. 

I knew my idea wasn't new; there are HUNDREDS of agencies that support the same mission, BUT there was still something missing. I didn't want to be another agency (I really hate that word). I didn't want to be acquired. I wanted to create solutions that met businesses in the middle, and give them an equal opportunity, and access to marketing education.

 

 

The compliment Prae receives the most from clients is that we're always willing.

We're willing to partner with businesses with lean budgets, create personalized brand experiences, go the extra mile, take a pay cut, and  really, and truly give back to the community. 

One of the most unique things about Prae is that we focus on people. It's kind of silly actually to think you can do anything as a brand without your customer. That would be a pretty awkward relationship when you think about.

 

 

In 2016 Prae took off helping businesses throughout New England, the South, West Coast, and even Canada.

In 2017, Prae went from 1 entrepreneur carrying the dream to 5. That was really exciting, (but also pretty scary too).

Even though we're growing, and constantly changing, to continue providing powerful solutions, our core values, and beliefs never will.

I'm so glad I didn't put off starting Prae, or give up along the way, and I look forward to touching many more businesses, and communities.

 

- NaBeela Washington, Founder / Head Strategist

 

meet the rest of the team

 
 
 
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caleb seaver

 

Max Vallas, Creative Designer / Illustrator

Max Vallas is a graduating senior at Kent State University, studying graphic design and photo illustration. Her passion for fun, loud colors and friendly design drives everything she does. There is nothing she loves more than illustration; she takes breaks from her illustration work by drawing even more! When she isn’t drawing, her other loves are Dungeons and Dragons, taking care of her pets rats, or trying her very best to learn how to cook. Find her on instagram at @yourpalmaxie.

 

 

Caleb Seaver, Digital Content Producer

Born and raised Massachusetts native, Caleb Seaver is entering his final year at Emmanuel College where he is studying English and writing as well as graphic design. He has contributed to the creation of the schools very own literary magazine as well as being a part of the school’s theatre program and acapella group. When he has some free time, you can find him enjoying a good book or film, being a part of the Nerdfighter community or working on his own creative efforts such as making music or making videos. With a drive for always wanting to learn more and a passion for reading and writing, Caleb hopes to someday be able to publish his own novel or even own a bookstore.

 
 
 
 
Kayla Chiara

 

Kayla Chiara, Former Contributor

As a Boston native, Kayla has always held a lifelong love for storytelling. She enjoys being heavily involved in the formative pre-production process of any project and is always looking for new ways to challenge herself through different mediums and storytelling methods. When she is not pursuing any creative projects or re-watching her favorite films, Kayla is a volunteer and foster parent for Last Hope K9 Rescue; a non-discriminatory dog rescue based in Boston. From her time spent volunteering, she hopes that more people will become aware of the mistreatment of animals and to choose to adopt from shelters when looking for a new addition to their family.

 
 
 

What Makes Prae Different

 
 

For starters, community is at the heart, and soul of everything we do. 

We're affordable, unlike our competitors, (go ahead, check them out on Google). We understand the importance of the local movement and that community is critical when marketing to your customers. We are flexible, hands-on, no auto bots or scattered team, and (best of all) we are truly affordable.

 

Bottom line: We're in this for you and our community.

In case you were wondering Prae is Latin for the step you take before so it makes sense you choose us first.

 

 

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Our Values

Our values, and beliefs shape the solutions we provide small businesses.

 

People > Profit

We help small businesses create a solid foundation before making big changes to the brand or when identifying new strategies. This means really digging deep into the core of why you do what you do so that we can help you grow. With profit-driven agencies, you might experience rush campaigns, or strategies that are based on fleeting insights, leaving you with no real clarity or progress.

With Prae you can expect to choose your budget, if one of our solutions doesn't quite fit your needs, and personalize a marketing plan that works for your business. Our strategies emphasize community and work towards the the preservation of local culture. 

 

Don't Be Afraid To Share

Small businesses (us too) struggle with juggling the many responsibilities that come with owning a business. Want to know what else is frustrating? Limited access to information.

Prae values the ability to share our experience, and insights with others. We don't believe in limiting access to information, because sharing is caring, and ultimately brings people together. 

Practice Patience

Success doesn't happen over night. There's a lot of work that goes into a successful marketing strategy so patience is crucial (or else you might go a little nuts).

Traditional marketing tactics may seem like a thing of the past, and with new trends manifesting everyday, it can be hard to be patient or trust the flow of things.

But whatever you do, we ask that you trust us. We work with you to really perfect your business strategy (or whatever you need help with at the moment) so that you can grow. When you succeed, we do too.  

 

Work With Us

Are you absolutely convinced that we are what you business needs right now?