Victoria Wise’s small business success story started on Facebook – and led to her being named one of the 400 most influential people in Fort Worth, Texas.
Wise’s publishing company, Madeworthy Media, began as a Facebook group called Tanglewood Moms for Fort Worth. Over the course of four years, the group blossomed into a blog and business directory, followed by Madeworthy Magazine.
With a team of freelance writers and three full-time employees, Madeworthy Media has become a staple in the Fort Worth community, covering subjects ranging from sustainability and technology to arts and entertainment.
From its inception, Madeworthy Media has relied on digital tools to keep business booming, from maintaining its Facebook roots to using products like Basecamp, G Suite, WordPress and MailChimp to help its team stay organized.
Wise says she sees technology as the hub of her business – and that the government must recognize small businesses’ reliance on accessible, affordable digital tools:
“Members of Congress should know the value Google unlocks for publishers like me and the journalism we are able to provide because of it.”
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