About The DRIVE Blog

The DRIVE Blog -- small business blog

The DRIVE Blog, born in May 2012, is for driven small business owners.

We offer marketing tips, ecommerce advice, and bad*ss financial tutorials for small business owners of all levels. (And you’ll have fun reading our blog posts, we promise!)

Yep, blog posts can teach and entertain — and we do both! (We’re not cocky… we’re just self assured. There’s a difference, OK?)

Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop. 

In fact, in 2017, The DRIVE was a finalist in PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards alongside the likes of Microsoft, RetailMeNot, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

In December 2017, we were awarded an honorable mention in the ‘Blog’ category from PR Daily — and you can bet we celebrated with some very honorable champagne.

In 2016 and 2017, we were also named by Feedspot as one of the top 100 small business blogs on the web and as one of the top 40 small business marketing blogs in 2018.

From helping you choose a name for your ecommerce business to writing about new marketing tactics, we’ve got your back every step along the way.

Our Team 

Three times a week (Tuesday-Thursday) The DRIVE Blog is comin’ in hot with blog posts that tailor to small business owners’ questions, concerns, and professional development thanks to our team of experienced writers.

Our categories include:

  • Social Media
  • Marketing
  • Local Business Advice
  • Success Stories

Shannon Willoby: Editor in Chief/Senior Director of Content Marketing

Shannon Willoby The DRIVE Blog

Shannon is the senior director of content marketing for Scott’s Marketplace and editor in chief of The DRIVE Blog. Her work has been featured on many small business and marketing sites, including SEMrush, Social Media Today, Linkedin Pulse, MarketingProfs, Handmadeology, The Handmade Seller, Business2Community, and Small Business Bonfire, as well as Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, and more. When she’s not blogging, you can find her daydreaming that she’s Khaleesi from Game of Thrones.

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Matt Simpson: Freelance Writer for The DRIVE Blog 

Matt Simpson -- The DRIVE Blog

Matt is a freelance writer for The DRIVE blog with expertise in digital marketing, social media, and copywriting. He’s active in the #yesphx startup movement and has been recognized by AdWeek, Mashable, and more for digital innovation.

Visit Matt’s website or follow Matt on Twitter

Scott’s Marketplace 

The DRIVE Blog is powered by Scott’s Marketplace.

Scott’s Marketplace, an Arizona-based startup, is an e­commerce marketplace where local business owners sell their products online and consumers shop local stores for unique products.