Small Business Trends is proud to announce that Mike Guta has accepted a promotion to the position of assistant editor.
Guta’s promotion is part of Small Business Trends’ investment in the future and expansion of its editorial department. Guta has been working on the publication since June 2015 when he started writing articles for the website. Since then, he has been assisting with images and SEO, leading the Ethiopia team as he participates in the evergreen process.
“No one deserves this promotion and recognition more than Mike,” said Joshua Sophy, editor-in-chief of Small Business Trends. “He is the hardest working person I have ever met, in person or virtually. And he is an indispensable member of the leadership of our great editorial team.”
Before working at Small Business Trends, Guta obtained a degree in communications technology before joining several NGOs on infrastructure implementation in Ethiopia. He later worked as a writer and editor at a local English language newspaper, The Sub-Saharan Informer. Guta has also written content for several companies in the tech sector, as well as websites such as TMCNET, on communications and technology.
In his new role, Guta will indirectly assist the site editor while continuing to manage Small Business Trends’ international location in Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia. Guta says he looks forward to being part of the editorial team and process responsible for creating new content to serve the readers of Small Business Trends.
Guta says he plans to “continue to improve and learn new skills to further expand SBT’s reach to the millions of small business owners around the world.” He also looks forward to “introducing new solutions, technologies and financial opportunities that small business owners can leverage in a rapidly evolving ecosystem.”
New roles for two additional members of the Ethiopian team
In addition to Guta’s promotion, two additional members of the Ethiopian team have accepted new roles and titles.
Samson Haileyesus has been promoted to Senior Staff Writer. And Elias G/Michael has been promoted to the titles of Editorial Technician and SEO Specialist.
Both Samson and Elias are key members of the Small Business Trends editorial team and will become more involved in the editorial process with their promotions. With their future success, Small Business Trends will continue to grow.
“I am always impressed to see our team in Ethiopia in action,” said Sophy. “Like Mike, Samson and Elias deserve their promotions. Samson is the definition of a professional writer. And Elias’ ambition and motivation is unparalleled. Our growth is not possible without this fantastic team and I am delighted that they have taken on these new roles with more responsibilities.”
Guta also points to the positive growth of Small Business Trends in identifying the opportunities presented to him.
“I really appreciate the growth opportunities that SBT offers. They are on a continuous path of growth and learning. There is a system at SBT that both opens up new opportunities and encourages staff to learn and take full advantage of these opportunities,” he says.
About Small Business Trends
Small Business Trends is an award-winning online publication of advice, news and resources for small businesses up to 100 employees. Together with its sister site, BizSugar.com and various outlets, it reaches a highly targeted audience of more than 3,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders, and entrepreneurs each month.
Founded and started by noted small business expert Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends has been publishing continuously for 17 years and is one of the largest independent small business news sites. The site’s mission statement is “Small Business Success… Delivered Daily.” The site can be found at: https://smallbiztrends.com.
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