Small Business Mavericks
Chief Engagement Officer
I'm the founder and CEO (Chief Engagement Officer) of Small Business Mavericks, a full-service Marketing Company based in Wayzata, Minnesota. We specialize in Web Design & Development Services, Search Engine Optimization, Social Networking and Social Media Strategy, Implementation and Training. We make online marketing simple for business owners. I believe that marketing is not communication, it's a conversation. I speak frequently about social media and the social web and have been told I have a talent for demystifying online marketing concepts and explaining them in down-to-earth terms.
March 28, 2015
We’ve all seen how the relentless march to mobile is changing the way we do business. People are using mobile devices to search for what they want, whether it’s information to win an argument or running shoes to train for a local marathon. They also probably found out about that marathon online and often used their phone to see where to run. After that, the miles they ran may have been boasted about on social media.
March 21, 2015
Internet marketing and social media are intertwined because the technology is overlapping. It is amazing when you think about it: we can connect on an individual basis to people scattered all over the world. The message we want to communicate can be individualized down to the greeting on an email and we are accustomed to this fact.
March 16, 2015
The cybersecurity transition deadline arrives on October 15, 2015. It changes the scenario for financial transactions and those who aren’t prepared for the switch will be liable for credit card fraud if their technology isn’t up to the new standard. The change to EMV technology will eliminate the ability of identity thieves to harvest data from the old magnetic strip because it doesn’t use a strip — it uses microchips, and more.
March 15, 2015
When someone decides to contact a company, they generally will figure that the contact page will be their best bet. Unfortunately, some contact pages are not so great at actually letting the user contact a real person in the company. Bizjournals just took a look at the contact challenge in Brandon Bruce’s post on 6 must-have elements for your website contact page.
March 07, 2015
I recently spoke to someone who is very excited about her new job — and part of that job is carefully monitoring the local directory listings of various clients. Some folks would not be excited about sifting through all the places a business is listed on the Internet. It’s a painstaking task and not one that I’d be excited about. But she sees the value in what she is doing.