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A different kind of flower shop

We focus on organic gardening principles.

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Barefoot Botany started with the belief that making gardening easy, will make more gardeners.  A family owned and operated business.


Nelson Bates (45)— Advisor

Before running The Barefoot Conservatory, Nelson was the Founder of The Bonsaiii Company. A business that sold world-class, gallery-quality bonsai.

It was at The Bonsaiii Company where his fascination with plants, soils, and natural fertilizers began.

Before The Bonsaiii Company, Nelson worked as the lead Web Master for Walt Disney World.  Where he ushered in the digital-era at the most magical-place-on-Earth.

Nelson has also written two #1 Bestsellers about entrepreneurship.¹

– Best Website: Simple Steps to Successful Websites 2008

Nelson also Founded The Entrepreneurs Studio, LLC a creative advertising company that created imaginative marketing campaigns for clients. (Acquired, 2016.)

His business before that was GoPublish.Me™, LLC — a unique, high-end boutique publishing business (GoPublishMe was acquired in 2014.)

In 2002 he Founded BuySellWebsite.com, LLC and built it into the #1 Ranked Website For-Sale Marketplace Worldwide.³

In 2003 he invented the Web’s most used Website Appraisal system to value Internet companies.

In 2006 he started BestWebsite.com® LLC and ran it for 5 years.  It taught others how to build successful Web businesses of their own (Acquired, 2012).

In 1995 Nelson pioneered the Web Marketing industry with the original Internet Marketing Center™ website.

He’s best known for his sagacious marketing strategies to build businesses. He is an expert Marketer, and Web Designer.

He is also enthralled with beautiful design, and elegant marketing.

Nelson lives in sunny Orlando, Florida with his Fiancée and their beaming-with-happiness five-year-old daughter.

He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Marketing.


¹ Best Website: Simple Steps to Successful Websites (2008, book by Nelson Bates) Hit Number #1 on Amazon, December 15th 2009.

² Web Fluent: The Faster Easier Way to Build Your Web Business (2011, book by Nelson Bates) Hit Number #1 on Amazon Popular List for Web Marketing, Jan 1st. 2012.

³ BuySellWebsite.com ranked #1 Website For Sale Marketplace by Alexa.com during 2003-2006. It had both more Unique Visitors and paid business listings for-sale than any other Marketplace.