Starting My Own Business: Little Ads, LLC

Finally, after 30 years of working for the Navy, I decided to move home to West Virginia. I had many reasons for moving back, the weather, the hills and mountains, wildlife, family and to start my own business.

I wanted to move back for many years, but it wasn’t until a year ago I made the decision to take a leap of faith and do it on the 30th year of joining the Navy. Joining the Navy in September 1987, I had many jobs, starting out as a Hospital Corpsman, Store Keeper, Boatswain’s Mate, and a few others, finally settling in on the job of a Journalist (now called Mass Communications Specialist, MC). While I was working as a Journalist, I learned to write, take better photos, layout and design and editing. I found out I was pretty good while working as the editor of Shift Colors, The Navy Retiree Magazine, and I began to get a lot of feedback from many of the 260,000 readers who received it.

When my enlistment ended, I applied for a government contractor job that opened at Navy Recruiting Command as a Public Affairs Specialist and was hired. After six years the job was converted to a Government Service position as a Public Affairs Specialist.

While I was working there, I decided to help out some local WV folks with their election campaigns. Living in Tennessee I was able to build ads, and run their social media campaigns from 700 miles away. It was then that I felt that I could make a business out of that type of service. In October, 2016, I decided that I would make the move.

Fast forward to June of 2017, I made the move. Once getting back to WV, I applied and received my business license through the state of WV and came up with the name “Little Ads, LLC.” 




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