All too often small business owners underestimate the role of family in their own success. Both my parents had their own small businesses. My Mum a bakery and tea shop and my Dad a camera repair business. I think that is where I got my desire to own my own business. It also gave me a great understanding of exactly what it takes to make your business work and how many different hats you need to wear.
I started back before Facebook, before Google, before high speed internet and cut my marketing teeth on BedandBreakfast.com an online digital directory that listed bed and breakfasts in the US and around the world. Years later it was sold to Expedia and has become just part of their offerings. At the time though it was pretty cutting edge and helped a lot of innkeepers find guests that wanted a different experience than a hotel.
Fast forward to 2001. After the dot com boom and crash I started Maia Internet Consulting. I had seen enough websites during my time at BedandBreakfast.com that were just so poorly built they never ranked in the search engines. I went from marketing into development and started to learn everything I could about WordPress. Since that time, I have found that my skills, from the many years of working with small properties for various business needs for both marketing, design and business management have come full circle and today our company specializes in marketing independent lodging properties with 50 rooms or less.
Maia Internet Consulting is a full-service digital agency offering digital marketing, business consulting, website design, hosting and maintenance to a select group of business.
“I love working with independent business owners to help them make their dreams come true.”
Our other team members include a copywriter, developers, ppc and marketing experts, and office assistants. We are small team of people that love what we do.