What are the top 2-3 social media tools that actually drive business revenue? Hear from our 3 entrepreneur CEO’s their story and their tips on how they have grown their business with social media.
Judi Knight is a successful entrepreneur. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, was the CEO of a Medical Records Software Company, and designed and built award winning real estate projects in Atlanta’s historic districts. Over the last few years, Judi parlayed her valuable business, coaching, technology and design skills into the creation of New Tricks where she and her team work with small businesses and entrepreneurs to create an on online presence that reflects their business brand and converts visitors into sales. Not only does New Tricks set up creative, useable WordPress websites, they train their clients to use new technologies and social media tools to reach their business goals.
Judi is the co- coordinator of the WordPress Users Meetup Group with over 800 members, Co-organizer of WordCamp Atlanta 2012 and speaks and consults with organizations on topics such as web design and social media marketing. You can visit her website at http://newtricks.com, or find her on Twitter @judiknight.
Diane Willard Kaufman is Head Mermaid and founder of Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals on Historic Tybee Island, GA. Her collection of cozy cottages and historic home are mostly pet friendly , all include WiFi and were created and designed to offer her guests the best vacation experience ever! She has been in business for 6 1/2 years starting with one home and now managing 45 properties. She retired from her previous career with Marriott International after 26 years working in all phases of the hotel business. Her last 10 years included handling some of Marriott’s largest National Accounts as well training in destination sales and marketing with Marriott’s hotels around the world. She has literally traveled the globe with Marriott but her favorite place to be in Tybee Island! She is very active in her community including the Tybee Tourism Council, Historic Savannah Foundation’s Preservation Fest Month, SUGA (Savannah Urban Garden Alliance) and Sea Turtle Conservation thru the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. She graduated from the University of Maryland with BS in Business Administration and major in Marketing. She is a certified Business Coach , coached during her Marriott career and now working with vacation rental clients as a coach and consultant thru her new business, Island Dog Consulting. She has grown her brand to include Beach Bum Dog Biscuits with proceeds going to sponsoring service and guide dogs and Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee which proceeds going toward sea turtle preservation. She has bought, restored and sold 12 houses on Tybee Island and just purchased her first historic cottage built in 1889 in downtown Savannah. Diane is the proud mother to daughter Katie who lives and works in Brevard, NC, two labs, Danny a retired guide dog and Sophie a rescue lab.
Cynthia Rogers is CEO of Strategy+Innovation. Cynthia is a digital business and ecommerce strategist focused on growth and innovation. She’s applied her transformational skills to startups and turnarounds as both an executive and entrepreneur for Fortune 100 and venture-backed companies. Besides helping companies do business online, she’s expert at building collaborative partnership ecosystems and high energy, high functioning teams.
Cynthia’s leadership roles and projects in consumer and business categories range from healthcare, retail and media to hospitality, telecom and financial services. She’s worked with such brands as Verizon, Humana, JCPenney, Zagat, HP, Avon, P&G, General Mills, Turner Entertainment, NBC-TV, and the European Union.