Welcome! My name is Beth Schillaci, and I’m so glad you are here. Allow me to share a bit about myself.
After graduating from West Virginia University with a Marketing degree, I joined a tech startup that developed video conferencing. Yes, video conferencing. Decades before Zoom became a household name. From there, I moved to California to join Netscape. Yes, the company that created the Internet that we now know today thanks to their web browser. Longing to get back to the east coast, I signed on with a startup specializing in learning management systems again before online learning was a mainstream thing.
Then it was my time. I wanted to take what I learned from all these great companies and help small businesses leverage the Internet, so I started VillageWorks over 22 years ago. During the past 22 years, I’ve helped companies of all shapes and sizes use digital marketing to grow their businesses. My favorite work has always been working with small business owners and creative entrepreneurs, like you, doing something that you are passionate about. I like taking the intimidation factor out of technology and teaching you how to use it to share that passion with the world.
I’ve won awards for my work, been named a CEO to watch, and wrote a book on social media. Why does this matter to you? I’ve seen things: the good and the bad, and I use this knowledge and experience to help my clients navigate how to leverage the correct tools, strategies, and techniques to grow their businesses.
In addition to VillageWorks, I also owned a small candle business that has since closed. This experience provided me with a much better understanding of what you are going through on a daily basis. Te intense process of juggling all the moving parts and pieces of running a creative business while also trying to grow it. This understanding is the whole reason I have created the Brass Tacks Marketing Collective. To provide support, training, and networking to creative entrepreneurs.
Besides being a business owner, I am a wife, a mom to a teen, and a rescue dog mom. In addition to being a tech and marketing geek, I am also a Disney Parks geek. I love to bake, cook and can often be found supporting a craft brewer.
I look forward to getting to know you better as we work together in the Collective or through coaching or project work.