Hello, and welcome back to TheGrowthWire.com.
My name is Ryan Derousseau. I’m a business owner that has also worked as a journalist for the last seven years, writing for a number of national publications, including Inc.com, FastCompany.com, Fortune, Money, Forbes and many others. Cumulus Media asked me to revamp their online space for business owners like yourself. And that’s why we’re re-launching TheGrowthWire.com today!
My goals for TheGrowthWire.com are to provide you with regular and reliable information about running your business. It will also serve as hub, so you can interact with your peers from across the country, who are all trying to do something similar: Create a successful and sustainable business. It’s a big goal, since I am – like all of you – extremely busy growing my own company. As the lead of RMD Media, I work with organizations to build content strategies and understand how to connect with journalists. It gives me the unique situation of having the experience of writing while also understanding the uphill battles I face while starting my own company. That said, I’m extremely excited to tackle this challenge.
So whether you run a company with one employee or 100, you’re welcome to come here, discuss issues facing your business and hear from others who have tackled similar challenges to you. Hopefully, I’ll offer up some information, lead a conversation or moderate an exchange that will help you to navigate the ever-changing business landscape of the 21st Century.
That’s why I’m here. Why is Cumulus here? That’s because they have listened to what their customers want. With 550 radio stations in 110 cities, nationwide, Cumulus has the opportunity to hear what their customers want like no other company. And at a time when marketing, social media, advertising, the way we run businesses and the way we launch businesses is changing faster than ever before, the need for a serious, welcoming, inquisitive and intelligent conversation on what impacts you is more vital than ever.
Here’s what you can expect from The Growth Wire blog moving forward. We will cover a range of issues, that touch on what’s impacting your company. These include:
- Social Media
- Raising Money
- Getting Started
- Tools to help you work more productively
- How news or changes in Washington impact your business
- And much, much more
But this isn’t a lecture. Conversation is a two-way street so I’ll be delving into issues that impact you every day and bringing you guest commentators to provide expert opinions. Let us know what you think. Give us your insight and share your experiences so we can all learn from each other.
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Finally, good luck growing your business! We hope you join The Growth Wire on our journey to grow as well.