Hello, my name is Brad Barton.
In 1996 I pioneered online software sales when I started Speedy Software (speedysoftware.com), which was basically an early version of an e-commerce web site. This online software portal grew to include computer hardware and local on-site service, as well as early versions of online technical certification training. With a bit of an expanded business plan, Speedy Software became My Tech Guru (mytechguru.com) in August of 2001.
Somewhere around the middle of 2002, My Tech Guru began to specialize in office printers, in addition to networks, servers, and data center equipment. I eventually sold SpeedySoftware.com in 2004. As I continued to expand our service offerings I saw a need for affordable, high quality technical services, so I created and implemented my own set of standards, and developed cutting-edge technical training that allowed for rapid learning and technical proficiency. In 2004 I packaged our training developments and began providing cost effective technical training to businesses, educational institutions, government facilities, and individual technicians.
My Tech Guru has provided outsourced technical services for a variety of clients such as Verizon, Sprint, Siemens, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Quest, Kohl's, Grainger, The Social Security Administration, Office Depot, and global service providers such as Logical Maintenance Solutions, and Image One. In 2005 I opened Printer Coach (printercoach.com) to train technicians to work on office printers. I also created a DVD training program that year for Printer Coach and a couple years later a digital downloadable version. This DVD and digital version training turned out to be an incredibly successful format. Feel free to visit the Printer Coach web site to get a feel for a handful of the customers I have been able to help with their training.
This site, mytechguru.net, has been a reliable framework for our online sales portal.
So, I am basically a small business hardware guy...
I created another business named Site Steering in 2007. My original concept for the name was to create services that helped customers "steer" traffic to their "site." We have managed to stay true to that goal. Originally, this site was created to offer assorted SEO (search engine optimization) services, but soon morphed into a local search video advertising portal to capture local search leads. We used a partner to deliver the video advertising services generated at SiteSteering.com at that time. Shortly after, I created SiteSteering.net to host the email autoresponders that I had originally set up for the local search clients and the My Tech Guru and Printer Coach businesses. I opened it up for retail clients a couple years later. Our mail server is and has been blacklist free, and we stomp out potential spammers.
As of January 2016, the original email only autoresponder business has been shut down and those clients moved over to the new Prospect Power Pro platform that you can see at SiteSteering.com.
During the 1980's and early 90's I primarily worked in sales management, and provided sales training to corporate America. During that time, I trained thousands of sales people from coast to coast.
...With an interest in marketing.