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About Me, The launch of NiftyMarketing.com

Well, chances of this post getting read by anyone other than myself are slim, but I am a huge believer in the saying “By small and simple things, great things are brought to pass.”

Who am I?

My name is Mike Ramsey. I was born and raised in Burley, Idaho. Now that might not mean anything to you other than potatoes, but I love my small town. Burley, pop. 10,000 is the small town in the movies that never changes. We still have barber shops on our main street. I just went to our county fair, and watched people ride a mechanical bull.

Now that sounds funny for a person to write about where they came from as part of a “who am I” section. But, this town is a big reason I do what I do. I learned to work hard here because that is the only type of work there was. I learned that reputation is everything and a good name is built on good deeds and a smile. And, most importantly I learned that success in life is based on the circle of people you can influence for the better.

What is my purpose?

When I went to college to learn business, it became quite apparent that if I was going to excel in the business world, I would never be able to live in a small town. That bothered me so much, because I simply wanted to raise my family where I was raised. To give them that country experience that I had. So, I got creative. I talked around, I thought of business models that could bring income in from an outside area and benefit a struggling town. That is when the idea for Nifty Marketing was born. I wanted to help small businesses in small and large towns to find a way to stay open, to provide for their family’s, and to keep up with the ever confusing world of technology.

My Vision

Now I haven’t seen angels, nor have I dreamed of a giant empire, but when I decided to go ahead with Nifty Marketing, things fell into place. Though my business is young, I have helped business owners make the leap to the online world and I have loved every minute of it.

My goal is to become a leading expert on local search. Local is who I am, what I do, where I live, and what keeps places like Burley, Idaho alive.

So, I present to you…Nifty marketing, the nifty way to get online.

Mike Ramsey

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  • AvatarLacey Story says:

    This is a very interesting idea. What a smart way to open up marketing. Although, I guess that I dont understand what type of business are you helping. For example my husband and I have started doing a new business called Primerica. We hope to open an office in Burley next year. What kinds of things would you beable to make available for us. We would like to find an easier way to contact are employees then email and text. Please let me know.


  • Mike,

    I love your “about” section. I wish more businesses would let people into the heartbeat of their focus. Appreciate your “hometown” approach.