Working with small business and marketing development is something that I have been building up to over the past 10 years. I enjoy being able to focus my creative abilities to help with digital marketing and media. With a background in technology and retail point of sale systems I can also understand the technology systems that business use on a daily basis. With over 10 years of customer service experience in both the food services industry and consumer retail business, understanding the digital needs of retail and food industry business is what drives me. Working for small business bar owners as well as larger chain restaurants gave me a better understanding of how to allocate resources to the needs and size of a company.
While I have spent many years in sales and the consumer side of the food industry I have also worked for over 4 years at a telecommunications company working for businesses such as Rite Aid, Petco and Wal-Mart. Through this journey and experience in life I have found that I am well suited to work with small businesses with big ideas in a multitude of areas. Striving to provide outstanding client services has always been my top priority in every aspect of my professional career. Communication is always the key in building relationships with clients and I have spent years cultivating my ability to understand and listen to people and understand their needs.
Continue to stay updated with knowledge in a multitude of fields affecting business in today’s market is also a top priority. The ability to use digital images and photography to help small business reach customers is a basis for my marketing mix. In addition to my own personal search for knowledge I achieved a certificate in digital photography form the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg in 2011. After graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from Lincoln University in Missouri, I found it important to keep up to date on all things marketing and business related. I have spent the last 6 years growing my knowledge and business experience on a national company in the Chicagoland area. I also work with Rooted Growth Consulting in marketing, technology and retail business concept development and training.