My name is Dave, and I own a freelance writing business called SolutionsDH that helps small and medium-sized companies generate professional content that gives their brand confidence.
My back story is that I come from a varied business background, almost into its 4th decade; I am very lucky to have been at this for a long time. My career got rolling when I got into the suburban and daily newspaper business in metro Denver (a million years ago). Back then, it seemed like every day was "the college of hard knocks" of being in a competitive sales and media fire-fight.
Some days you win, some days you lose, hopefully, you racked up more victories than losses. When I think about those times, I laugh about the crazy and varied characters I met along the way. It makes you tough as nails. I have some interesting stories with villains and heroes.
Anyway, I then parlayed those experiences into working as a road warrior traveling four days a week in 37 U.S. markets for a large newspaper group based out of Irvine, CA. I managed the digital real estate marketing-sales category for the entire group. After that, I worked with over 400 agents for Trulia, a Zillow Company, helping them attract more qualified lead action.
Soon after that, I joined Cars.com for almost five years helping local dealer franchises digitally market new and used vehicles. What an unbelievably great company; they are still around today.
Where am I going by telling you all of this? All of us are the net sum of all of our experiences whether you like it or not. My varied experiences got me into the freelance writing and marketing business as a boot-strapped start-up. I wouldn't have it any other way.