Growing up working on his family's farm in Illinois, David developed a deep-down passion for small businesses. After graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he took a job working for a large international agricultural company. David always looked at the opportunity as a paid education.
He wanted to learn from the inside how big companies run. What works? What doesn't? What improvements should be made to make the company more efficient and profitable?
David now brings that real world (large company) education to the world of local small business. His mission for starting Beyond Local is to break small businesses out of their comfort zone. Show them how to think outside the box to grow both locally and beyond.
- Grew up working his family's farm in Illinois
- The oldest of 5 kids in his family
- Previously ran West Coast sales for a Global 2000 company