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Dave Carlson: Content Developer & Digital Marketer

For the last 16 years I’ve been creating websites and doing digital marketing through my company, Green Chair Internet Marketing. Before Green Chair I concentrated on content development for a large non-profit and am now looking for a full-time position as a content developer or digital marketer.

Overlapping in Hungary

A beach in Hungary is different than you and I normally expect. The beaches are actually grass and you use steps to walk into the water on Lake Balaton, one of the largest lakes in Central Europe. In the summer of 1987 I spent the......

A Wedding Party Surprise

A wedding album. Pretty innocuous thing. I was thumbing my way through it on a rainy afternoon when I saw a surprise. My wife and I were spending a weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, with her best friend, Carrie. Carrie pulled out their wedding album......

Are Your Allergic to Strawberries?

My home office could feel stifling so every so often I would go work at Panera when I needed to be around humans. The closest Panera was on the edge of a mall, but I normally didn’t go into the mall because I wanted to......

The Best Lawn Boy Ever

It was the summer of 1978. My brother and I printed out a bunch of flyers and put them in the mailboxes throughout our neighborhood. We got several customers for doing lawn cutting and yard work. I did a bunch of work for Bill that......

Beginner’s Guide to Getting Google Reviews

Customer reviews are the lifeblood of many local businesses, no matter what industry you’re in. This can be especially important for local service professionals. Most businesses don’t know how to ask for reviews. This article will give you simple step-by-step instructions on how to do......

Things to Do in 2018 for Your Digital Marketing

Should, should, should. We need to quit shoulding on ourselves. Small business owners face an overwhelming number of things they should be doing. It’s 2018. Time for a fresh start. Rather than heap guilt on you about the million things you aren’t doing, let’s pick......

Coffee Shop Connection

Casey worked at a digital marketing agency and spoke at a conference I attended. Because I was in the same industry I chatted with him afterwards. I expressed an interest about position openings at his company. He said he’d look into it. Casey introduced me......

Some Guy at a Campground in Wyoming

During the summer of 1989 I was driving with a couple friends to California. We’d started the day in Lincoln, Neb., where I was living at the time. We’d driven about nine hours and were staying overnight in a campground in western Wyoming. I was......

Grumpy Cinnamon Roll Guy

A regular customer went into the local Starbucks and wanted a cinnamon roll. He was in luck–there was one left. The guy made a point of starting his day at Starbucks with a coffee and cinnamon roll. Charlie was carrying the hallowed last cinnamon roll......