Head Editor and Social Media Manager
January 2013 — August 2013
MeetAdvisors is a free resource aimed at helping entrepreneurs minimize start-up mistakes. Within the site is a platform that allows for users to ask for free business advice from vetted entrepreneurs, a community blog that gives tips on effectively increasing business and showcases start-ups and a public forum open to all users. MeetAdvisors has been coined the "Yelp for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes since its December 1 launch.
My job was to monitor and publish MeetAdvisors web content, interview entrepreneurs for feature articles about their start-up companies and plan and manage all social media efforts. In my time with MeetAdvisors I wrote and edited over 100 articles. Since taking on the social media accounts, I have successfully increased the company's reach by over 40 percent.
Other day-to-day duties included writing press releases about company milestones and co-writing articles that appear on NBC Chicago's business blog, Inc. Well. While at MeetAdvisors, I also wrote articles for the The Huffington Post, Business Insider and Chicago Now.