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Elizabeth Ruth – Gem Webb Internet Marketing & Web Design Inc.

Elizabeth Ruth is an Elite Mompreneur member based out of Kitchener, Ontario. She is the Director of Social Marketing and Brand Communications at Gem Webb Internet Marketing & Web Design Inc., which was founded based on over twenty years of high-level professional experience ranging from website design companies in Toronto, visual effects for hit Disney kids TV shows, supervising teams on IMAX 3D movies, teaching digital media programs at various Ontario colleges, to most notably being the lead social media and internet marketing content creator for a government not-for-profit tourism organization (Bruce County Tourism). We are excited to be sharing Elizabeth’s Success Story!

Mompreneur Elizabeth Ruth with GemWebb

Tell Us More About Gem Webb

It’s a proven digital marketing agency that offers web design and internet marketing results for B2B and B2C businesses. When you work with our team, your business will be separated from the industry flock by extreme competitive advantage, leaving your competitors wondering why your business name is all over Google and theirs is not. In essence, we are your tactical internet marketing strategists, focused on increasing your business exposure. We stand firm on the idea that it’s all about measurable results. If your business is interested in increasing website target market exposure, our team of digital marketers will provide the tactics and strategies that Google approves of.

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
I remember being 10 years old and writing my first novel on a blue kid-sized typewriter. As the years and technology evolved, I started a blog in 2008 to continue my love of writing. The next natural progression was to write on social media platforms. When I write content that people connect and respond to, that absolutely makes me jump out of bed in the morning. When my current opportunity came up the timing was right so I actively pursued and haven’t looked back yet.
Mompreneur Elizabeth Ruth with GemWebbWhat is your “WHY” behind your business/being an entrepreneur?
I joined Gem Webb as director of social marketing and brand communications because I am passionate about storytelling and I really liked the way the business was serving their clients. I knew I just had to be a part of it. My role allows me the opportunity to meet amazing entrepreneurs and help them share their business and what is happening within it to the masses. Connecting people is also something I like to do, so through campaigns and targeted marketing ads I get to introduce people to the brands that mean something to them and can make a difference in their lives.
What’s the best part about owning your own business?
Although I am associated with Gem Webb, I have a big say in who we work with and I am currently re-developing the department and building my team. I like having a voice and using my prior business experience to make a change both for the company and our clients. So far we have had clients who are just as excited to work with us as we are to create for them. That is what makes me jump out of bed each morning, ready to start the day.
What impact did other people/experiences have on you, and how did they help you get to where you are in your business today?
My professional life has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. I began as a fundraising consultant responsible for multi-million dollar capital campaigns. When my children came along, I changed course and opened a home daycare. When I was ready to once again change course, having Gem mentor me and my husband’s complete support propelled me forward. These men were instrumental in helping me realize that I was ready to change the course of my business life. Now I’m able to embark on my new professional journey full-time as a result. Having others believe in you, boost you, and push you out of your comfort zone is one of the biggest gifts I could ever have received.
What values do you believe in and live by, and how do they shine through when it comes to your role as a business owner?
I value family, creativity, and lifelong learning. These shine through in my business role because, as a home-based mompreneur, I can be around for my family when they need me but also exercise my brain by learning social media technology and techniques, while creating new ways to uniquely represent business brands and their personality.
Mompreneur Elizabeth Ruth with GemWebb
What are you most proud of when it comes to your business/being an entrepreneur?
I am most proud of pursuing my dreams and not giving up. I pushed far outside of my comfort zone and am so thrilled with where it has and is still taking me.
What does the future look like for you and your business?
For me, the future looks incredible. It’s filled with lots of time for my family while giving me a refreshed and renewed creative outlet doing what I love to do. I literally see myself living my dream.
Any tips for women thinking of starting a business?
Before I started my business, I did a lot of soul-searching and planning. I also had a savings plan so that there was a safety net it if took longer to get off the ground than I anticipated. I believe that having thought out as many angles as I could, I felt mentally prepared to go forward with confidence.
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