I'm Bob Walker, owner of Rapidsuccess. I retired from the corporate world around ten years ago after more than 30 years in marketing communications, journalism and public relations.
I started Rapidsuccess to help small businesses and nonprofits in the Wisconsin Rapids area that need to improve their marketing capabilities but can't afford conventional marketing agencies. I've been able to pick and choose opportunities to help local small businesses and nonprofits with my expertise and experience in website development, printed materials, advertising, strategic planning, branding, etc.
Setting up as a business provides a means of properly documenting income and expenses for my work. That keeps the government happy while allowing me to help individuals, small businesses and nonprofits that I believe are the lifeblood of our community.
The work I'm doing has been rewarding. There's a bit of “age-defying” pride and satisfaction that comes from learning and applying new skills. But more than anything else, I'm happy to be able to help local businesses and nonprofits succeed. That's what Rapidsuccess is really all about.
When I'm not working on a Rapidsuccess project, I enjoy bicycling and travel, and if I can put those two things together, all the better. Here's a screenshot of a website I put together to tell the story of my cross-country bicycling adventure that was done in stages over a ten-year period. Click the image above to go to the site.
Note: The website for the bike ride has free hosting from Wix, as well as Wix's easy-to-use design tools. If you don't need a custom URL for your site, it's a very affordable way to go.