2x Cancer Survivor, Digital Marketer, Yankees Fan, Blogging my entrepreneurial journey!
A Life Changing Experience
As I look back now to my time in the hospital during my stem cell transplant, which has only been about a month ago as of the time of this writing, the feeling that overwhelms me is helplessness. The fact that all I did was lay in my hospital bed and do nothing....
Stem Cell Collection Complete!
I’ve probably said this before but what’s harder than the physical effect of cancer is the mental ones, sure you struggle with all the side effects of chemo but your mental state controls everything after that. It’s been such a struggle to stay the course and not...
Here Comes the Stem Cell Transplant
We made it back from Atlanta, after spending a couple of days doing a few tests. When I say a few, here is a rundown. I had a PET SCAN early in the morning that essentially lasts about 2 hours. We had a small break for lunch then headed out to do labs. The labs...
Teacher, Consultant, Self-educator, Entrepreneur, Digital Marketer
My professional career started at a young age, 17 to be exact, I began my professional career as an Assistant Teacher for the Board of Education in New York city. I spent 5 years in this special program which really taught me to be the professional that I am today.
During this time, I embarked on my first side hustle which was a computer consulting business. I had learned to build and repair computers during an internship at a Queens computer store. This was in the early 90’s when no one really had computers in their homes or even in their offices. It was a great time to be in this industry.
As the years went by, I also began to get into graphic and web design which led me to working with several small businesses. I helped with advertising campaigns, post card mailers, website builds, and as technology shifted video and video editing and of course social media.
The key to surviving during this time of change was by learning how to always remain a student. I learned the power of self-education, places like Barnes and Nobles had become my friend and the Internet taught me that I could learn almost anything on my own without having to take hundreds of thousands of dollars in educational loans.
Business owners also played a part in my business growth. Many of them became mentors who taught me the truths and struggles of business that aren’t taught in business schools.
Over the last 10 years I have been in the digital marketing space working alongside many business owners in developing web strategies to help them shift their traditional marketing to more of an online marketing strategy. But, of course, like many of you I got hit with the pandemic and all the marketing shifts that we all are still adjusting to and on top of that I had my own personal battle with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
My journey now continues, as I continue to work towards helping businesses and professionals build a successful online presence and spend time developing programs that can help families that are in need and/or fighting cancer.
“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”
– Anthony Robbins
My Main Business
As an entreprenuer, I’m always looking at business opportunities to grow. Speyre Network is the foundation for all the companies I develop and the companies and professionals that I help develop.
Speyre Network is the focal point of all things digital marketing; branding, web, email, social and video. We’re also in the process of building both national professional networks and local networks through Live Like Locals.
If you’re a business professional, business owner, or manager I invite you to think differently and out of the box.
Our Local Reach
I love this local platform that we’re developing in Savannah and in Jacksonville. It’s becomeing first a marketplace for local business and marketed to locals and visitors.
It’s also going to focus on building a professional business network which will also include local artists that help make the city part of what it is.
It’s a platform to help share some of the local ongoings and events of the city.
It’s a platform to help raise money for different organizations by hosting events throughout the city.
And a platform to help raise money for families and individuals in financial need.
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Discover My Other Projects
My Design & Printing Site
It’s my online platform for design and printing for those who want custom design print service on items such as brochures, rack cards, banners, posters and much more. Let me know what your design and printing needs are and we’ll make it happen.
Caregiver's Guide to Cancer
We‘re sharing our journey as a cancer patient and a caregiver through a podcast. You‘ll hear how we navigated the process, what we wish we knew, what we learned and we‘re sharing stories and tips from other patients and caregivers.