Shannon Belew Expertise: Digital marketing, Social media Education: University of Alabama, Huntsville Location: Huntsville, Alabama Highlights Author of two digital marketing booksResponsible for the online marketing and lead generation efforts for a global, open-source communications companyFounded and writes for the website, OnlineMarketingToGo. Experience Shanon Belew was a writer for The Source Small Business covering consulting and freelance businesses. She is a digital marketing advocate and is the author of two digital marketing books.Having worked with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies on traditional and online marketing strategies, Belew is currently responsible for the online marketing and lead generation efforts for Bentley Systems, a global, open source communications company. With more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and public relations she has worked in industries ranging from national franchises in the restaurant and retail industries to start-ups and mature companies in the high-tech and space and defense sectors. Education Belew earned a degree in communications and psychology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.Awards and PublicationsStarting an Online Business All-in-One for DummiesThe Art of Social Selling About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.