As part of Women in History month, the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is highlighting women who are business owners and members of the chamber.
Marcie Wolf of Abuzz Creative was featured in the member newsletter on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The full feature is shown below.
What is the highlight of managing your business?
“I set out to be a band director, but realized that music education was not right for me. Years later, I was working in the CMU School of Music and was asked to take on the department website. Ding ding – I found my calling! I took web and design classes at CMU, and started building websites on the side.
Fast forward to 2002 when I became the partner of AlphaGeek Web Design. I am now the sole owner of Abuzz Creative, an award-winning marketing agency offering website design and social media marketing.”
What inspires you?
“The desire to help small business owners get found online and discovered by potential customers is what inspires me.
Web design is not easy. Social media marketing is time-consuming. Small business owners need help they can afford. They need marketing services that fit their budget.
That’s what drives me – to help local business owners find online success without breaking their bank. I love being a sole owner and will only take on what I can handle by myself.”
Do you have advice for young women in business today?
“Always be approachable. If you provide technology that intimidates people, explain your services in a language that anyone can understand. Always welcome questions that might be hard for people to ask (not everyone knows what you know).
As a female web developer, I work in an industry that is dominated by men, many who like to mansplain my job to me. If you find yourself in this situation, be strong and assertive, and always respond with grace and patience.”
Marcie Wolf is the owner of Abuzz Creative offering website design and social media marketing services. Marcie has been an active member of HSACC since 2003 and is a two-time recipient of the chamber’s Spirit Award.
Thank you to the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce for including Marcie in a group of incredibly talented business owners!