Running a business is complicated. Why reinvent the wheel when you can draw on what others know as a shortcut? The mission of BizSugar is to help owners and entrepreneurs enjoy greater business success through a community experience. BizSugar is grateful to Zoho for its underwriting support to build the best community possible.
BizSugar has been supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs for over a decade. The site was acquired by Anita Campbell in 2009. BizSugar would truly be nothing without the fantastic support of its dedicated and professional team. Meet just a few of the key staff members below.
Anita Campbell: Chief Executive Officer
Anita has been the CEO of BizSugar since 2009. She has been an entrepreneur at heart her entire life. A lawyer by training, she has a wide range of interests, as reflected in her varied background in banking, information technology, human resources, marketing and eCommerce.
She is a business speaker, analyst, publisher and writer. Widely regarded as an authoritative voice on small business issues, Anita publishes several successful online media properties reaching more than 2 million small business owners monthly. She also is an invited contributor at the SBA.gov Community site, among others.
Chief Operating Officer: Staci Wood
After 20 years in the "rat race", Staci traded in her office, opted out – and joined the virtual world and the Small Business Trends community. Staci is a graduate of the Bradford School of Business and currently resides and works in Pennsylvania. She was the first person to come on board at Small Business Trends, after the Founder, in 2006.
COO, Small Business Trends and BizSugar
Chief Technical Officer: Leland McFarland
He has been with the parent company since 2010. Leland is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Computer Science.
CTO, Small Business Trends and BizSugar
Shawn Hessinger: Executive Editor
He is a professional journalist with more than a decade of experience in the traditional newspaper business plus another 10+ years of experience in digital media for various online trade publications, news sites and as head moderator for several online communities.
Executive Editor, Small Business Trends and BizSugar
Gail Gardner: Community Manager
BizSugar is fortunate to be guided by an Advisory Board to help us meet our strategic vision. See the Advisory Board details here.