Let me start out by saying that I have asked myself some serious questions several times over the years wondering if I was doing the right thing for me and my family….
Why am I a business owner? What benefits do I get from being a small business owner and are they enough to justify what I do and the RIDICULOUSLY high expense of self-employed health insurance?
My answers are always the same – because I enjoy the flexibility, the responsibility, and the freedom that it affords me. When I figure it out and then can do everything to the best of my ability, I make a great living! However, being a small business owner is one of the most difficult things that anyone could ever do. Don’t you agree?
The challenges are immense, and if you are a business owner I am quite positive you can relate, so I don’t want to ‘bore’ you with the gory details! But… I do want to tell you a little about my story.
Here it is..
Although I was always interested in being my own boss and operating my own business as a kid (I come from a long line of business owners in my family), I got serious about it in 1982 when at the age of 21 I took over a pizza business with my father’s financial help. For 23 years I ran that pizza business – and learned about the trials and the tribulations, and the rewards, of owning a business.
In 2005 I sold the business and went full time into the computer repair business, which I had been doing on the side for about 8 years up until then. Time went on… and, with the Great Recession upon us in 2007, I sold what was left of the computer business and went to work for a large cable company doing tech support. I really enjoyed making all new friends and learning about the corporate environment. I am still in contact with many of the friends I made from that experience!
In 2010, however, I decided I was done with Corporate America 🙂 I had no job and no business, so I decided that the fastest way to grow a business was to learn how to market a business online. It was a huge risk and with a family to support, I had to make it – I did not have a choice!
In April 2010, after leaving my cushy but rather low-paying job (health insurance WAS a great benefit, though!), I started my computer business from scratch (again) in the Phoenix area. I got my domain name and hosting and created my website, which was really nothing special, but I learned and followed best SEO practices. Because of that, I was able to get my home page ranked on Google in less than 3 months with my new domain. I took my brand new computer business literally from zero to a full-fledged business in about 6 months. It was amazing – I happily discovered that this Internet Marketing stuff REALLY worked!
Since then I have helped countless other small business owners with their websites, SEO, Social Media Management, and Reputation Management as a part of my computer business, helping them take their business to new levels due to the techniques I use and processes that I put in place for them.
In 2017 I decided that I could make a much bigger impact and a bigger difference for small business owners by helping them with their Internet marketing and websites than I ever could in the computer repair and IT business. So…. I decided it was time to again change careers. Although I kept the computer repair business for quite some time, the Internet Marketing business was really where I wanted to go. And – here I am.
What makes me different than other SEO and Digital Marketing companies? For one thing, I won’t take on your project unless I am very confident I can help. I don’t want to waste my time or your money if it doesn’t even have a chance to work. Next, I do things in a certain order because I know that doing things out of order will not work. There is a right way, and a wrong way. Big companies many times don’t get this – they will do things in a haphazard way because they don’t get it. However, I do.
Also, because of my deep 36+ year background as a small business owner, I KNOW what it takes to do what we do. I KNOW what you go through every single day to keep your business running! I perceive these things and I can understand them, and because of that you will feel COMFORTABLE talking to me about your business. We will spend HOURS together coming up with strategies and figuring out the best things that will work for your business.
If the possibility of taking your business to the next level with me excites you, then call me personally at 602-899-5223. I will speak with you on the phone for no charge and come up with ideas that will work for you and your business. That is my personal guarantee and I can give you references that will stand behind every word that I stated here. I do look forward to hearing from you!