Meet the Team

Email Steve@SmallSmallBusiness.com to find out more about joining the team!

Preferred Providers

Steve Fredlund, MBA, FSA, SWP
Executive Director – North Branch, Minnesota

Although a life-long resident of rural Minnesota, I spent 30 years bringing clarity and innovative solutions to large corporations (Allianz, Medtronic, Thrivent, 3M) in functions such as actuarial, capital markets hedging, and workforce analytics. I have earned an MBA, a degree in mathematics, fellowship with the Society of Actuaries (FSA), and certification in Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP). I have an overlapping 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience including service on six boards and 11 years as volunteer Executive Director doing humanitarian work in Rwanda. I have spent the past two years focused on helping owners of small businesses optimize their results by guiding them toward the clear vision, aligned strategies, and effective execution.

Phone: +1 651 587 5435
Email: steve@stevefredlund.com
Personal website: stevefredlund.com

Mark Praschan
Websites / Ecommerce – Caro, MI

I help small businesses succeed on the internet.

I’ve been building websites professionally for 20 years and I specialize in WordPress, Ecommerce, and membership/subscription websites. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Fortune 500 companies, main-street solo-preneurs, and everybody in between.

As an owner of a small small business myself, I know how to work through the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities that small businesses and entrepreneurs encounter. I’d love to talk about your next website project.

WebsiteAMP.com

Stev Stegner, MBA
Business Leader – Forest Lake, Minnesota

I ran a small business for over 30 years, during that time I expanded to three locations and ultimately sold the business in 2019. I have extensive experience in marketing, time management for owners, maximizing profits, and getting your business ready to sell. The most important lesson I learned in the first 15 years of business was how to reduce my work hours from 45 to 20 hours per week while increasing sales.

My business coach changed my life. The one thing that matters is that you find success in this journey we call life. Success is always defined by you. Along our journey, I will keep you focused and grounded as your business evolves and grows.

Phone: +1 651 503 1337
Email: Stevstegner@aol.com

Contributors

Alex Bulmer – Bookkeeping – Forest Lake, Minnesota

My aim to be that trusted partner and consultant (CFO if you will) to aid in the financial, payroll and human resources part of the business so you can focus on why you got into business for yourself in the first place – enjoyment.

763-464-6408 – 3pillarsbookkeeping@gmail.com

Amor Traceski – Human Resources Consultant – California

I am a Human Resources Consultant, motivational speaker, life coach and author of “Been There, Done That: Practical Tips & Wisdom from Cancer Survivors for Cancer Patients.”

https://www.amortraceski.com/

Bob Shurtleff – Website – Forest Lake, Minnesota

I provide small business website design solutions that are customized, optimized, and strategized as the cornerstone of your complete online presence.

http://www.bobthewebsitebuilder.net/

Brandon Turner – Efficiency Specialist – Oklahoma

We help people delegate, automate, and outsource what they do while keeping their team on the same page and tracking what happens in their business.

http://www.RecipesforBusiness.com

Gloria Russell – Strategic Copywriting – Minnesota

I help small businesses achieve extraordinary success by creating exceptional website content that sends the right message to the right audience.

651-485-8826 or gloria@russellresourcesllc.com

Heather Doering – President, Ace Strategies – Canton, Michigan

Heather founded ACE in 2013, when small businesses were struggling to integrate digital marketing and social media into traditional marketing models. She also owns IN3 Network, which provides education and support to women entrepreneurs.

734-620-1194 – Heather@KickAceStrategies.com

Jay Rasmussen, MBA – Execution Specialist – St. Paul, Minnesota

I am a writer and speaker focused on the fundamentals of business execution.

www.rasmussenconsultants.com

 Jennifer Espinosa-Goswami – Human Potential Expert – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Human potential expert and holistic coach at Weightless LLC. A long-time member of the 100 pound club, she is also a marathon runner who has been featured on Women’s Health, Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Spry Living and many national media.

www.weightlesschronicles.com

Kendra Cumberland, EdD – Social Media & Advertising – Reidsville, North Carolina

I help small businesses connect with their ideal customers and clients through social media advertising and to help them build sustainable growth.

kendracumberland@visualoom.com or 336-517-7083.

 Laura Hendrickson– Marketing strategist – San Diego, California

Marketing strategist, dedicated to obtaining a strong and engaging brand while nurturing prospects along a well-defined customer journey – I specialize in building successful online offers that convert.

619-888-6743 – Laura@EmpowerMeMarketing.com

Roger Scherping –  Fractional Integrator/GM – ST. Paul, Minnesota

Roger’s expertise is in financial management, business planning, managing and fixing small businesses, and financial modeling. As CFO, COO, general manager, or president, he has successfully grown companies of up to $20 million in sales.

651-247-1993 – roger@projectionsmart.com

Stacey Brown – Award-Winning Author/ Speaker/ Podcast Host – Charlotte, North Carolina

Multiple award-winning author of Generating Business Referrals Without Asking, host of the Roadmap to Grow Your Business podcast and national speaker. Stacey’s programs are uniquely tailored to help small business owners and solopreneurs take control of their referrals, their client experience and their business.

 stacey@staceybrandall.comwww.StaceyBrownRandall.com

Stephani LaMantia – Marketing Communications Specialist – Rosemount, Minnesota

Stephani’s banking career started in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she was a communications consultant in Wealth Management. She received her degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Madison (Go Badgers!).

stephanilamantia@gmail.com