I have been building and managing businesses since I was 19. In the last three decades I have managed restaurants, owned a comic book store, owned an architectural design company, published magazines, been a teacher, marketer, and web developer, just to name a few. Some people would say that I might suffer from shiny object syndrome, I prefer to think of myself as ‘diverse’.
Currently, I own Steam Driven Media, an internet services company. We focus in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Paid Traffic (PPC) with the occasional web development project thrown in. We do take on larger clients, but I find I enjoy working with smaller companies more. I get to work more closely with the owner of the company help them develop a plan to become even more successful than they had hoped.
One of my biggest successes recently was helping a company overhaul their website after years of neglect, rebuild their traffic funnels, and eventually helped them sell the company for more than 7 figures. But we have also had a host of smaller successes along that way that helps keep me focused on finding the winning solution for each person and company.
Recently I have taken on the role of mentor for a few people and find that very fulfilling. I still visit forums to offer help from time to time and also spend a fair amount of time in small marketing groups helping and learning. I’m looking forward to seeing where Mentors on Tap takes us.