I believe in serving those who serve others.
Hi, I’m Deborah Ager, a marketing mentor and business coach. I help service-based small businesses use storytelling and marketing to sparkle in the Sea of Blah, so they increase reach and income.
One story, ten years–and the universities came calling.
In 2003, I founded a nonprofit called 32 Poems Magazine.
When Yale called to ask for my tax ID number, I thought it was a scam. I googled the caller’s name and saw that she really did work at Yale. They’d meant to ask for our **nonprofit’s** tax ID number.
Yale wanted to buy an annual subscription. Other universities followed: next Harvard, then Brown, then University of Wisconsin…
I’d built a brand and used my marketing and storytelling skills to do it.