Featured Speaker: Richard Martin

Richard Martin is an online entrepreneur. He created and manages a site that provides health services to clients and continuing education training for health professionals. Before going online he did product marketing in Silicon Valley with several companies including Apple, Cisco and Broadcom. Richard now lives in Ottawa.

Presentation: Building Your Business on WordPress

I will explain how WordPress should be the foundation of an online business. I will also cover (hard) lessons I have learned while building my online business.

This presentation is designed for companies, professionals (lawyers, physicians, etc), entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs who want a presence online.

What do you want people to learn from your presentation?

I want my audience to feel that they have learned at least one thing from my talk that will help them avoid time consuming and costly mistakes when building their online business.

What attracted you to WordPress in the first place?

  1. Great community of very smart and enthusiastic people who provide resources for individuals and companies who want an online presence.
  2. Solid platform to build an online business.

What are you most looking forward to at WordCamp Toronto?

I am looking forward to meeting other people as enthused about WordPress as I am.

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Toronto?

I felt that I had learned enough about building an online business to share my ideas with other people. WordCamp is a perfect forum to share ideas and get feedback.

What is your favourite theme or plugin, and why?

Favorite plugin: Akismet ( there is too much SPAM out there!)

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About Andy McIlwain

Andy is a front-end dev and community guy (GoDaddy, Toronto's WordPress meetups, and WordCamp). Find him on Twitter and his personal blog.
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