About The Author – Chris Piepho

Chris PiephoI’m a marketing consultant based in Minneapolis, MN, and the primary author behind Small Business Shift (about this site).

How I Got Here

Back in 2004, I was working at my family’s business, and looking to market the company online. It was confusing, to say the least, but fascinating. As I learned, I started moving beyond advertising our company, and began running performance-based advertising campaigns for companies such as Amazon, eBay, Netflix, and Stamps.com (anyone can do this as an affiliate).

I did well, going on to drive millions of dollars in sales for these businesses. During that time, I left my family’s company to pursue an MBA at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School. While there, I became increasingly interested in how small companies were dealing with the web. This site was inspired by the challenges my family’s company, and others I had worked with, faced online.

I graduated in December 2010, and have worked full-time since then on this site and helping companies take advantage of the web, drawing on seven years of experience in online marketing.

If you would like to work with me or have me speak at an event, please get in touch. Otherwise, I suggest you join the email list, orĀ check out the blog.