He’s the founder and president of B2b Interactive Marketing Inc., an award winning marketing consulting and production company in Aurora Illinois.
B2b helps companies and non-profits, market their products and services through the effective use of on-line tools including; websites, blogs, eMail, social networking, Google, S.E.O., YouTube, and more.
Interestingly Weird Fact?
I was a heart beat away from being the Pillsbury doughboy.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
It started when I was 18 years old in my dads basement, went to college learned how to do electric engineering.
Hired by AT&T.
Learned how to shoot, edit and produce.
Did award winning video for AT&T.
Sold company, did audio for them and got into web development.
Then worked for an ad agency and worked on digital advertising.
Then 15 years ago built this company, doing business card cd’s which evolved into social media and interaction marketing.
My passion is helping other people make money.
Big Reason Why?
I want to be remembered for somebody who left an impact on the world.
Biggest Temporary Defeat?
Got into the hosting business and gave my church a free website, server got hacked and 50 customers screamed at me for months trying to figure this out.
Lost $10K on that, a lot of sleep and a lot of hair.
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience?
Focus on the things I do best and not the things that weren’t a core competency of mine.
What’s the Vision of Brian Basillico look like for the future?
Grow my brand and get into working with larger companies as a speaker/presenter and strategist.
I wanna trade knowledge for dollars and be one of those speakers that go to the best conferences of the world and get free rounds of golf.
Top Recommended Book?
The Go Giver – by Bob Burg
Best Entrepreneurial Advice?
This is a revolving world, learn to reinvent yourself, evolve and learn.
Favorite Success Quote?
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchhill
If all you had to your name was $1k and a laptop computer how would you jump start your business?
Use that to go to as many network meetings as I possibly could to meet people face to face.
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