Our Secret Sauce

What sets us apart.

Most business consultants meet to offer their expertise, work with you to create a plan, and then send you off to find the contractors who can help you realize your dream. If you're a new business, that will be a full branding package from logo to website, taglines, mission statements, and social media.
If you're looking to scale up, you may need a rebranding, or you may need to write a book that will help you get onto bigger and better stages as a speaker, and you may need a coach to help you improve your speeches and presentations.
At LongBar Creative Solutions, we will work with you to discover what you need, and then our staff will deliver the goods.
First, we need to know where you want to go in the short term and for the long game. Once we have a plan, we help you implement that plan and work with you till you get there.

We make great things happen.

Our team

Cyndi Long and Lil Barcaski each owned two thriving companies when they realized that they were stronger as a team. So, they combined their four businesses and staff members and created LongBar Creative Solutions, a full-service business consultancy that can offer clients everything they need to be successful.

Cyndi Long

Cyndi Long


Cyndi Long has 30 plus years of professional technology, marketing, and management experience with an extensive background in computer hardware, networking, software, network management, end-user training, purchasing, inventory management, and call center management. She is an expert graphic artist and brand strategist with a keen sense of design and brand vision. She is the creator of one of the top networking groups in central Florida, TNG, and is a true connector of people. Ms. Long's work with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, as well as with small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and start-up companies affords her the unique ability to understand the needs of both entrepreneurs and corporate clients. Her passion is taking business owners to the next level, separating them from the pack, and helping them shine. Cyndi has owned and operated GFAD Design for over 15 years. GFAD is the branding and design arm of LBCS, and Ms. Long is LBCS Art Director. She manages all aspects of our brand and design team and staff of junior designers, overseeing all aspects of our design and brand development department.

Lil Barcaski


Lil Barcaski has been a self-starting entrepreneur for her entire 30 plus year career. She has a diverse background, having owned and operated successful restaurants and catering companies, and working in food and beverage management in major hotels as well as being a highly trained performer. Lil ran one of the most successful trade shows in Central Florida for many years and has 20 plus years of experience in event planning, conference creation, and logistics. Lil has also trained speakers using acting techniques and skills to help speakers hone their stage presentations. For the last 15 years, Lil has been the CEO and project manager of a web technology company based out of the Tampa Bay area and a much sought-after ghostwriter. She has ghostwritten dozens of books in the business, memoir, and even fiction genres. She is a professional blogger and web content writer and heads up our staff of ghostwriters, editors, and publishing experts.

Katelyn M. Stewart

Katelyn M.Stewart

Social Media Manager – The Analytics Grump
If you are ever looking to find Katelyn M. Stewart, the chances are she will be out in the bad-lands of Illinois writing new music with her band, The Randys, developing stories about atypical heroes in the early morning, or researching the vastness of human communication in relation to modern-day social media trends in her self proclaimed laboratory.
From a shining star on stage to a rising star in the business development field, Katelyn M. Stewart possesses a plethora of problem-solving gumption and an eye for connections.

Becky Melton

WordPress Specialist
Becky Melton has been a website developer since 2002. She has skills in website development, social media integration, and web presence consulting, specializing in WordPress and PHP. She is also Fluent in Adobe Graphics programs – PhotoShop, Illustrator, and once upon a time did Flash and ActionScript programming. Becky teaches WordPress training, computer programming language training for adults or children.

Chris Girardi

Staff Writer and Sales
Chris has been trained in the Historian’s Craft, research, and Political Science. He also has 10 years of experience in customer relations management and advocacy. A little known fact about Chris is that he actually loves discussing hot button issues with people, and believes research is everything when you are making a statement. In his past time, he enjoys writing political blogs and is currently in the process of writing a historical fiction novel.

Kristina Conaster

Graphics Lead
Kristina Conatser is a passionate and driven artist who thrives on bringing her clients visions to life through graphic design. After spending a decade working freelance designing a vast array of product design types, including promotional marketing material, Kristina has developed an eye for designing visuals that capture attention and help clients to grow their business. With a background in customer service, she also understands the importance of quality communication and customer satisfaction. When she is not lost in the world of Adobe design programs, Kristina can be found at her home in North Carolina wearing her super mom cape as an ever-ready and on-the-go mom of multiples.

Our process is transparent

You're part of the process every step of the way. No surprises, just results!

We listen to our clients carefully

You know your business, we know marketing. Together, we can take you to the next level.

We provide custom solutions

Every business is different. Once we know your mission, your culture, we will work to make a plan that uniquely suits you.

Our Missons

We help your business grow.

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We tell your story right... Brand and Marketing Strategies; Creative Solutions: Graphics, Web and Print; Business Strategies and Comprehensive Solutions; Writing, Editing and Publishing; Team Building; Project Management

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