Welcome to

Southgate Small Business

Teaching entrepreneurs how to market like the pros.

Why do you need a marketing consultant?

Putting yourself out there is hard enough. Not only do you have to contend with the emotional part of sharing what you do, you can also feel like you have to become a master at marketing.  It’s a real challenge to build an audience, get engagement, create fans, and make a successful business for yourself. This is where I come in as a marketing consultant and coach. Let me help you achieve your dreams by teaching you how to get the most out of your marketing efforts through social media and digital marketing.

“Rob’s breadth of knowledge around marketing and using media to get out your message is outstanding. It’s not only that though, Rob is a great teacher. He speaks to you so you will listen and understand the knowledge he’s sharing. ”

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Michael Copeland



Individual sessions with marketing consultant Rob Southgate. One-on-One sessions are focused on your needs and desires as a creative and how to make the most of marketing your brand via digital and social media marketing techniques. We teach you how to achieve your goals rather than simply sell you a package that doesn't really work for you.


Private sessions for your entire team with a marketing consultant/coach. Team sessions are focused on the needs of your specific business. Topics covered are your social media engagement, digital marketing opportunities, growing your audience, taking your podcast to the next level, and more. Each session includes a pre-screening to make sure we are working on your team’s desired outcomes. Session include an AMA so we the whole team can get the answers they need.


Marketing skill development in a group setting with other entrepreneurs from various businesses or as a group of similar businesses. Each session is focused on a specific topic to improve your marketing skills. Group Sessions are are presented as a seminar or an AMA with podcast network head and digital marketing professor, Rob Southgate. Group sessions are a great way to get answers to questions you didn’t know you had.

Let me help you find the best option for your needs!

“Rob Southgate has transformed my amateur podcast into a high performance, expertly edited, and top-notch professional product.”

Eric Koll
Eric Koll


Why pay for a consultant when I find answers online?

Finding answers online is easy.  Finding the right answers, tailored to your specific needs is why you hire a consultant. If you feel you are ready to treat your business like something more than a hobby, hiring consultants can help you grow and attract customers much faster and greatly increase your chance to meet your dreams.  


What’s the difference between a coach and a consultant?

A consultant is a professional that is able to offer expert advice tailored to your business and needs. A coach helps an owner clarify their vision and goals. A coach’s goal is to help take a business from where it is now to where it wants to be.


Is there a guarantee if this doesn’t work?

Unfortunately, no. Results cannot be guaranteed because results are contingent on your efforts.  We can help you reach your goals but your success has a lot to do with variables that we cannot control.


What happens if I need something specific that Rob can’t help with?

Rob has assembled a network fo experts who share knowledge freely with each other.  Rob relies on this team to provide the best possible solutions specific to your needs.

How do payments work?

All sessions are prepaid.  Payment plans are available. Southgate Small Business accepts Zelle and/or PayPal.


Why can’t I simply hire you to do all the marketing for me?

Southgate Small Business is a consulting/coaching business. We teach you how to market for your specific goals which empowers you to market for yourself going forward. If you want a third party to do the work, you need to hire a marketing agency.


Why aren’t the prices online?

While we do have standard price guidelines, program and service pricing is based on individual needs and scope of work.


Can I buy this as an online program to do at my own pace?

Yes! Or more accurately we should say, “Yes, soon!”.  We are currently developing online courses and webinars to provide more ways to learn the skills entrepreneurs need in a way that works best for them.


Robert Southgate

Marketing Consultant/Coach

Rob Southgate is co-founder of Southgate Media Group (SMG). Rob has had various careers throughout his life, both in the creative world, education sector, and the business sector.


Rob loves sharing ideas, problem solving, and networking. He immerses himself in leadership and business marketing, and has a strong passion for empowering others.


Rob is an entrepreneur with two Bachelor’s degrees in business (the science of management and the science of marketing) and an MBA in Marketing. In his Master’s Thesis, he successfully argued that you don’t need to be a celebrity to be a successful podcaster.

Find him at:

LinkedIn @RobSouthgate

Or email him directly at rob@thepodcastprofs.com


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