Donna Gunter, Amazon #1 best-selling author of Make Them Choose You, Brand Yourself as the Trusted Local Celebrity, and Biz Smart Quick Guide: 10 Strategies to Online Visibility for More Traffic, Clicks and Profit!, helps seasoned business owners who are stuck in a marketing rut brainstorm new marketing strategies and ideas to reignite their business growth.

Donna opened her first online business as an online business manager/virtual assistant in 1999 and successfully built this virtual company from her small, rural, East Texas hometown using only connections made online and authority positioning marketing strategies.

From 2000-2004 she trained women to create businesses as Virtual Assistants for a VA training company while also running her own business. After coaching and training virtual assistants for several years, she made the leap into professional business coaching and unveiled her internet marketing coaching company in 2003, and then founded, the premier online marketing strategy and training membership community for service business owners, which closed in 2014.

Donna holds a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Lamar University and a M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services (Higher Education Administration) from the University of South Carolina. She is also a Certified Internet Marketing Specialist and a member of the Best Selling Authors Association.

Just the Facts, Ma'am

Diplomas on The Wall: B.S. in Speech Pathology/Audiology from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX and M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services/Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Husband: Eric Carver (biggest Donna Gunter cheerleader in the world! Also known as Mr. Gunter <g>

Favorite Past-Times: cooking, reading, watching movies

Biggest Accomplishment: Winning election as Student Government President in junior year of college when no one thought I could, since I was an introvert and up against 3 guys, 2 of whom belonged to a very poplular social fraternity

Favorite Food: Indian and Greek

Favorite Movie: While You Were Sleeping and Hope Floats (can you tell I love Sandra Bullock?)

Biggest Fear: Heights

Biggest Source of Inspiration: my mom

Best Advice: "If you're not going to toot your own horn, then no one will do it for you."

Childhood Superhero: InvisiWoman (not sure she existed except in my own mind)

Biggest Surprise: When my husband took me out to a meal at a local Indian restaurant - I was floored and overjoyed to discover that one had opened in our podunk little town!

Nicknames: D and DG, and my childhood nicknames of "Sister Bossy" (my dad) and "Dooneraid" (my next-door-neighbor, Mike)

Biggest Secret: If I told wouldn't be a secret anymore!

Little Known Fact: I was almost arrested my freshman year of college when my Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity pledge class decided to prank the actives by stealing and trying to ransom the 700lb fiberglass cardinal that we would run up and down the field when the football team scored a touchdown (a rare event!) One active got really angry and called the University Police on us. We were caught by the cops as we were trying to return it. Fortunately, our pledge class President talked us out of any trouble, and the University Police let us return it without a problem. 

Favorite Book: A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich

My 15 Seconds of Fame: When I appeared on the front page of the North Adams Transcript almost every day for a week or so (in 1997) when the Youth Center Inc. (where I was Executive Director) was embroiled in feud with the Massachusetts National Guard over our location in the National Guard Armory (We lost the battle and had to move out).

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