Who We Are    --    Giving Back    --    Ethics

Who We Are:

We’ve been supporting our clients for over 15 years by providing highly customized, top-notch administrative / marketing / web presence support for the creatively inclined and their businesses. Fine artists, entrepreneurs, coaches and small businesses worldwide have benefited from our contributions to smoother daily operations and foundations for growth. Our solutions are customized just for you and are very cost-effective. 

What can we do to help you? A lot! Our style is to be very involved in learning how you work and learning what you need. We want to support you in a way that not only gives youthe best value, but supports your long-term growth as well. We'll ask questions and listen carefully to your answers. (Check out the client testimonials here and scattered throughout the website to see how they feel about it all.)

 

About Robin Sagara

  • Loves to support creative people in becoming very successful
  • Passionate seeker of cost-effective, creative solutions
  • Apple enthusiast (seriously) 
  • Avid Experimental Cook

Robin is known as a quirky gal who provides stellar administrative, marketing and web presence support for her clients by capitalizing on her relentless passion to find the very best cost-effective solution for any problem related to business and marketing. She also has a knack for coming up with innovative ways to capture opportunities quickly, which goes a long way towards her clients' success and happiness.

Their roster of happy clients includes fine artists, photographers, engineers, lawyers, accountants, teachers, coaches, web designers, SEO specialists, PR firms, copywriters, psychologists, therapists, business consultants, real estate appraisers, doctors, dentists, and online news publications.

When not working she can be found traveling with Harry, dallying in Photoshop, in the kitchen playing in the food, or at her computer feeding her ever-curious brain. 

About Harry Sagara

  • Retired aerospace engineer/project manager
  • Loves helping artists with websites 
  • Apple enthusiast
  • Hardware geek

After retiring from the aerospace industry, Harry met Robin and found romance and a second career working with her to support clients.  His love of art, and his great computer and technical skills, are a critical part of Sagara Development LLC.

When not working Harry can be found traveling with Robin, following professional football, indulging his love of photography, working on home improvement projects, volunteering at the local community center, and keeping up on the latest hardware and software solutions.

Robin and Harry live in Los Angeles, California.  

 

Running a business today requires so many skills, it is nearly impossible to possess them all. With Robin Sagara on my team, I can concentrate on what I do best...and let her worry about the technical aspects.
— Roger Freeman, President, Infectious Awareabales

Giving Back

Making a profit and a difference. Social Entrepreneurship.

We believe that even the smallest action can be a powerful tool for change.

Social entrepreneurs are people with innovative solutions to  society's most presssing social problems. It's a concept that dates back  to the 1960s, and more and more individuals and companies are making a big impact on the world through even small efforts.

There are many ways you and your company can become social  entrepreneurs. It doesn't have to be a big to-do, and it will help your company's image.

Our program is pretty simple: We use 2% of gross revenue to support programs designed to provide  women in crisis and poverty with tools and resources to move to a place  of stability and self-sufficiency (Women for Women) and to help fund arts programs in public schools (DonorsChoose.org).   We also use an amount equal to 3% of our gross revenue to help people like fine artists and small business owners who need, but  cannot yet afford, the business support we provide. As much as  possible, we buy from companies who have social entrepreneurship programs in place (TOMS shoes, BeadForLife.org)

Here are some tips you can use in your business, as featured in Inc. Magazine (and the article Social Entrepreneurship for a Better World by Bilal Kaiser):

  • Know your issue. Be clear on what you’re passionate about and how you want to improve others’ lives.
  • Build the brand. Like the TOMS “One-for-One” model, it’s  important to differentiate your platform from other organizations and  help build trust with consumers and donors.
  • Think of it as a business. Even though your ultimate goal may  be social change rather than pure profit, thinking of and running your  organization like a business will help further your cause.
  • Develop smart partnerships. It’s important to align your  cause with the appropriate brands to not only support your mission but  also to carry out operations and distribute goods.
  • Make an emotional connection. Focus on your core mission and  share it with customers by building an emotional connection such as  showcasing how your organization’s efforts have made an impact.

Whatever you do, big or small, it does make a difference.

 

Ethics

Robin and Harry Sagara are dedicated to providing quality services based in a foundation of integrity and high standards of conduct. Robin has earned the EthicsChecked™ Trustmark and has agreed to comply with the EthicsCheck™ Code of Ethics. We also respect your privacy and will never sell or rent your personal or contact information.

Code of Ethics for EthicsCheck™ 

I shall always exercise integrity, honesty and diligence in carrying out my professional duties and responsibilities.

I shall safeguard the interests of my colleagues and clients, and shall not knowingly be a party to any illegal or unethical activity.

I shall enter into no agreement nor undertake any activity which may be in conflict or give the appearance of conflict with the legitimate interest of my client, or that would prejudice my capacity to perform my professional duties.

I shall protect any confidential information obtained in the performance of my duties, and shall not use such information for personal gain nor in a manner that would be detrimental to my client or any other party.

I shall continually ensure the currency of the knowledge, skills and technical competencies required to perform my professional activities.

I shall be mindful at all times of my responsibilities as a professional to the community at large.

Robin - thanks for your assistance - I feel very professionally supported and it’s fun to work with you. You are a salve to my entrepreneurial brain!
— Aletta de Wal, Artist Advisor and Art Marketing Mentor, Artist Career Training