The Helpful Marketer Blog

Abby at home

Photo of Abby Lehman Buzon, owner of The Helpful Marketer

Hello!

I'm Abby and this is my blog.  Aptly named "Abby at Home" because I quit my day job and (I'm sure you guessed) I get to work from home!

Funny fact, I hated the word "blog" for a long time. It's just such an ugly sounding word!  A mix of "blob" and "log" - blog... yuck. But, it is what it is! Even if you hate the word "moist", you can't call a good cake "damp"!

These days though, I just have too much to offer and too much to share to be without a "blog".

I wear many hats in this crazy life - I'm a mom (son in preschool), a wife, a small business owner, a marketer, website designer, artist, aspiring stand-up comedian (in my head), autodidact, philomath (don't feel bad looking it up!)... I'm also the go-to girlfriend for advice on everything from cooking, gardening, fashion and beauty, to careers and relationships.

I'm pretty eclectic, so my blog is too. I hope it'll provide you with some entertainment as well as some tips on marketing your small business.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

 

— Abby Buzon, "The Helpful Marketer"

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