Startup Scout & Angel Investor2013 - Present • Detroit, Wayne
I’m a startup scout for equity crowdfunding platforms and angel investors looking for innovative and fast growing startups to invest in (and in some cases, advise on business development). I typically invest in startups that need at least $1 million in capital and can reach or exceed $5 million in annual sales within 3 years of receiving such capital and have aspirations of a sale or IPO within 10 years. If you are raising capital via the top equity crowdfunding platforms such as StartEngine, Microventures, Republic.co, WeFunder, or SeedInvest, please feel free to contact about investing. My Portfolio: —ShoppinPal (via Microventures) —EventCombo (via StartEngine) —PopCom (via StartEngine) —Backstage Capital (via Republic.co) —Upright (via Republic.co) Other Notable Early Stage Investments (Independent): —BomaLink —Small Business Brain —Quick Do Strips
Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer2020 - Present • Detroit, United States
Sr. SEO Content Strategist2019 - Present • Detroit, United States
My duties include: •Conduct research using organic search results, keyword rankings and page rankings to find information on where a buyer is in the customer journey. •Provide clients with insights on the where their site visitors are in the customer journey so website content can be created to suit site visitor needs based on where they are in the journey. •Train copywriters and editors on how to implement on-page SEO to increase the chances of page indexing and ranking in the top 10 search results. •Conduct keyword research to find relevant, non-competitive topics to create content around in relation to a client’s product, services and content marketing goals. •Devise a content strategy based on organic search (keyword opportunities) and topics discovered via social listening research.
Founder + SEO & Digital Strategist2017 - 2020 • Detroit, United States
Small Business Brain is an online magazine and media company. Our mission is to provide underserved entrepreneurs (i.e. Black American and African Immigrants in the U.S.) with actionable, practical, high-quality information and news to help them make better decisions in business so they'll increase their chances of success. Learn how to start businesses in different industries, get funding and promote your business. Visit www.SmallBusinessBrain.com.
Various Small Businesses
Freelance Consultant - Business Funding, SEO, Lead Generation, Blogging, and Business Writing2009 - 2019 • Detroit, United States
Contributed content to a Small Business Financing Blog as a guest writer. I wrote about topics such as personal and business credit, small business financing and loans, starting a small business and growing a small business, etc. Conducted keyword research (for SEO purposes) and created content around keywords and phrases that reflected the company's services and focus (i.e. credit, finance, loans, starting and financing small businesses, etc.). I've written hundreds of articles for the company blog and website which attracts a few thousand targeted visitors per month. I also conducted sites audits (using tools like Screaming Frog) to find and fix technical and content SEO issues. I helped a Technical Assistance Company get more exposure for its products and services using digital and traditional marketing strategies. This consisted of setting up advertising campaigns and writing copy for Facebook and Google Ads, creating email marketing campaigns in Infusionsoft (now known as Keap) and generating leads online via sites like www.SmallBusinessBrain.com. Also attended trade shows, conferences and events and setup vendor booths to attract attendees and generate leads for the company. I also wrote business plans, marketing plans, grant proposals and conducted industry and target market research for startup entrepreneurs and microenterprise companies in need of small business funding (for the company's clients). Clients used the business plans and grant proposals to apply for microloans, business lines of credit and grants (with our team's help).
SEO Specialist2018 - 2019 • Detroit, United States
As SEO Account Manager, I implemented various SEO strategies to help www.Benzinga.com get more website traffic and generate more leads for their affiliate marketing partners and SEO clients in the Investing and Fintech verticals. These strategies included conducting in-depth keyword research, content planning, creating infographics, building back links, conducting site audits and fixing technical and content SEO issues, etc. I also created a custom dashboard in Google Data Studio (using data obtained from Google Analytics and Google Search Console) to present the company’s affiliate marketing partners and SEO clients with critical website traffic and lead conversion information related to their lead generation and SEO campaigns. Used link building outreach tools to connect with potential link building partners and build back links for the site.
SEO Analyst II2018 - 2019 • Detroit, United States
I was responsible for developing and implementing on-page and off-page search engine optimization strategies for 27 automobile dealerships websites representing multiple brands across the country. This includes Chevrolet, Buick GMC, Nissan, Mazda, Cadillac and Lexus. Developing and implementing on-page and off-page SEO strategies consists of conducting keyword research to find unique search phrases that can be used to optimize dealer websites to contribute to an increase in page rankings and site visibility. It also consists of creating content for dealer websites (that contain keyword search phrases), build internal and external links, build and manage directory listings across the web, conduct website audits and fix technical website issues, conduct website analysis' and present the data to clients so they'll have a clear understanding of how their website is performing.
Consulting Analyst2007 - 2008 • Detroit, United States
While at Accenture, I worked on project for Dow Chemical where I was responsible for supporting business growth through data transformation and business process improvement. I utilized tools such as SAP, Oracle Database, and IBM DataStage to implement my work.
Central Michigan University
Masters in Entrepreneurial Ventures2018 - Present • Detroit, United States
University of Detroit Mercy
Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems2003 - 2007 • Detroit, United States
Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
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