I started my business from my kitchen table in 2012, a year after being awarded Top Mom in Business by StartUp Nation and Discover Card. I received a lot of media attention for that accomplishment and had entrepreneurs reach out to ask how I grew my business. At that time, I didn’t quite have a business. What I had was a passion to help others launch and grow their businesses online.
As an early adopter of using social media for business growth, I understood the importance of having a strong presence. “Having a website is like having a billboard in the desert. Sure, you have it, but driving traffic there is what makes a difference”.
I began teaching others what was needed to find success in a growing and noisy online world.
I have a degree in psychology, but didn’t see the connection. What I learned was it was that background and training that set me apart from most marketers. I understand the psychology behind words, colors, and emotions, and I use this skill to listen and connect with people.
I have continued to be at the forefront of digital marketing, growing my boutique marketing agency, CarbonSilk and being invited to speak at marketing conferences nationwide.
I work with a variety of businesses, from small startups to national chains.
My passion for helping businesses reach their full potential continues. My success is only as good as my clients’.
“To help business owners cut chaos out of their digital marketing and create systems that allow them to find the freedom they desire. “
Some Fun Stuff About Me
I left my 9 to 5 to be an entrepreneur
I’ve walked in your shoes. I know what it’s like to take a chance on something more. I made the leap from employee to a small business owner when I was a single mom with young boys.
I Grew up in Ohio
I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, a small town right between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. I moved to beautiful Montana until life led us to DeLand, Florida. Guess you can say that I’ve always been a small-town girl!.
My biggest Fear was Public Speaking
It’s true! I was terrified of it. When I went to college, I was torn between Psychology and Business- I chose my degree because it didn’t require public speaking. Today, I speak at conferences across the US!
Advice from Sharon Osbourne
I had the opportunity to ask Sharon Osbourne, “What is one piece of advice you would give to a small business owner?” Her answer- “Know your brand.”
Bad Advice I Received
When I first started out-, when social media wasn’t as common for small business owners- I had a well-established marketing company tell me that no one would take me seriously if I continued to market on social media.
Whew! Glad I didn’t listen to that!
I love what I do
I feel honored to get to do what I love. My clients aren’t just clients- I care about them and their businesses. When they experience success, I celebrate with them like it’s my own.