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How did you get started?

As I look at the circuitous route I took to get where I am, I really appreciate all of the experiences that led to the skills and connection I have today with my clients.

Let me tell you my story.

I have always loved to learn – even as a quite tiny 4-year old Army brat stationed with my family in England in the middle of the academic year.  I told the intimidating headmaster at the local school that I wanted to start school– “tomorrow!” (much to my mother’s surprise!)

This love of learning (and later teaching) has re-appeared throughout my life.  After college, I did the corporate routine for a bit but also went to school in the evenings to earn my MBA.    After finishing the MBA,  I realized that I still wanted more – and got a PhD!   While I’m done with my own formal education, I never stop being engaged in learning, teaching and coaching.

I have been passionate about marketing since I started taking MBA level marketing classes in the early 90s.    I went on to earn a Master’s of Marketing and a PhD in marketing (both from the Wharton School of Business).       I brought my passion to both the MBA classroom (with gigs at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, The Wharton School’s San Francisco location and Mills College) and the world of small businesses beginning in the late 90s.

Small business owners have been my clients for over 10 years in my role as co-founder of PagePoint Web Solutions and now as founder of MarketingU.   I am thrilled when I can help a client clarify their marketing objectives and,  more importantly, achieve them.

As the owner of two small businesses,  I have had to learn a wide range of techniques, like you, to be more effective in my marketing.  This includes using the Internet including Google Adwords, CraigsList, and Social Media Marketing, but it also includes, referral marketing & networking from leaders like BNI (Business Network International).     All of these techniques are more effective if you have a strategy in mind that you are pursuing instead of trying out the flavor of the month.

MarketingU.com is based on the idea that small business owners can learn about marketing strategy and tactics and execute these efforts to grow their business with just a little extra help and nudge to get them to their goals faster and more effectively.

I invite you to “Learn it. Do It and Profit.” here at MarketingU.com & to never stop learning!

Who do you work with?

I work with passionate entrepreneurs who love what they’re doing but are running into marketing challenges or just want to kick it up to another level. My clients and students include but aren’t limited to:

Acupuncturists
Alexander Technique Teachers
Architects
Artists
Audio/Visual Design / Installation
Communication Trainers
Executive Coaches
Financial Planners
Graphic Designers
Management Consultants
Brand & Marketing Consultants
Insurance Agents
Massage Therapists
Singing & Voice Teachers
Non-Profit Executive Directors
Personal Trainers
Personal History & Memoir Writers
Pilates Instructors
Photographers
Professional Organizers
Sustainability Consultants
UX Designers
Web Developers

As you can see this is a wide range of professions. The concepts that I teach and help my clients apply are enduring and relevant to all.

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