at an affordable price.
WE HELP CEOs GROW BEYOND THEIR EXPECTATIONS.
WHO WE ARE
We are a family of creators, artists, and innovators. Our ultimate goal is to ensure you build a brand that is not only unique to you, but true to who you are. We are passionate about understanding your mission and vision, so your message is clear to your audience and customer.
We understand that the big brand and marketing agencies are expensive, but smaller businesses deserve the same treatment and results at an affordable price. Let us be your partner in helping you build a powerful brand, bigger business, and happy customer base.
You’ve made it! Welcome to Forte + Family. For almost a decade, our team has brought a new look to brands across the country (but mostly, New York 😉 - it's our home). We are extremely passionate about what we do and have always put our clients first. From the initial meet to the finish line, our team’s uniquely personal attention will keep you in the loop as your creative experience unfolds. We are also not your typical brand geniuses, our team of dope innovators and entrepreneurs are also creatives, who know how to build a business from the bootstraps. We genuinely look forward to the opportunity to work with you and welcome you to the family.
To much success,
Lawrence Forte III
Founder of Forte + Family Technologies
"If you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs."
Founder of Reliance Industries
Lawrence Forte III is the Founder & CEO at Forte + Family, the #1 black-owned branding and marketing agency in New York. Lawrence oversees all executive leadership with a focus on total company growth, including strategic capabilities, enriching client relationships, and championing a diverse and inclusive culture. His strong belief in treating clients as family has fostered a team built on empathy, trust, collaboration, hustle, and genuine passion behind every project.
Awarded and crowned as the winner of several startup pitch competitions and having one of his startups acquired, Lawrence has earned his reputation as a trusted voice and coach in helping startups and small businesses succeed. He has been featured in publications such as The Rochester Business Journal and has been a mentor to hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs over the course of a decade.
Before becoming a leader in the business development and startup space, Lawrence was a non-profit executive and school teacher. Since then, he has been a gifted web developer and designer, certified master motivational speaker, and a recipient of multiple digital design awards. Mr. Forte also sits on the board of two (2) EdTech startups serving public schools and districts across the country.
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“I do not have the creative skills at all to build a website nor did I have a huge budget to pay for someone to do it. Forte + Family was not only extremely affordable, but my website makes my business look like a Fortune 500 company. Customers find me all over the region and they're eager to receive my services! My sales have grown profoundly. I couldn't be happier with their professionalism, service, and ability to perform and adapt to my needs."
Robert Boillat / America Upholstery / CEO
I don't understand social media by any means. I know even less about how to market to my target demographic. I was referred to Forte + Family by a dear friend, and upon meeting them, I immediately knew why my friend made the referral. They were knowledgeable and through diligent research they helped me find my ideal customers. I now have two impactful social media accounts that have attracted thousands of new customers, across the country, to my essential oil candle brand. Thank you so much, Forte + Family! We are a legit national brand!
Monique Adebayo / Nyati Candle / CEO