The Experts

We are a collection of experts in a variety of small business topics, industries and interests.  At Small Business Daily we share our insights into small business in today’s world, giving you everything you need to start and successfully run your business.

Jennifer Fortney, President, Cascade Communications, Founder of Small Business Daily

Jennifer Fortney is owner of Cascade Communications a boutique public relations firm specializing in small business and not-for-profits. She spent years working for an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies, including Jim Bean Brands, Motorola, Maytag, Milk – Got Milk?, and Kraft, radio and sports marketing. With over 15 years in marketing, Jennifer opened her business in 2001 with the goal to show small businesses how they can achieve the same kind of quality PR as the big boys do, but more affordably and efficiently. As a journalist, she enjoys the ability to tell the truly great stories of small businesses across the country, and creating the awareness they need to blossom into highly successful businesses. She has achieved media placements in The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, LA Times, Shape, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Fast Company, CNN, MarketWatch, “Today”, “Good Morning America”, and Food Network amongst hundreds of placements in newspapers, TV, radio, blogs and websites across the country. Jennifer is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.,,

Chris Nastav, Owner, KC Web Specialists, LLC., Regular Contributor

Chris Nastav is the owner of KC Web Specialists. They are experts in how small business gets done on the Internet. His company helps small business owners with all their Web site needs Chris Nastav has established his expertise over the last 14 years as a Web development and small business applications instructor for Johnson County Community College. He has been nominated twice for the Lieberman Teaching Excellence award. This award recognizes outstanding teaching skills combined with real world experience His company specializes in helping small businesses who want inexpensive but professional Web sites services in the following areas:

  • Understanding how the Web can help a small business
  • Explanation of the costs associated with doing business on the Internet New Web site development
  • Maintenance on existing Web sites
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Effective sales messaging for Web sites
  • Web page content development

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