Welcome! The below timeline contains important milestones from when UGH! Media was only a concept to the present.
Side note: If you fast forward to 2019 (on the timeline), you’ll notice that we’re in the midst of a (business model) pivot!
A Brief Company History
First, our original concept (and timeline) was based around helping small businesses overcome common online/internet marketing roadblocks and misconceptions. We fused guidance, services, and advice with (suggested) digital tools/apps and a B2B business model. Ultimately, we wanted to be able to offer white-glove services to small businesses nationwide. However, as time progressed, we realized that our plan was not scaleable. (Darn!)
As UGH! Media evolved, we learned a thing or two (or a hundred-ish) and switched things up a bit. In 2019 we will be focused on pivoting to a new/hybrid business model to better serve our visitors and supporters!
Why are we making the change?
The business model pivot will allow us NOT to need subscription or membership fees (yay!), while at the same time giving us more resources to better focus on creating new and relevant content. Not only that but since we’ll no longer have individual clients, we’ll invest more effort into better research (and tool testing) focused on small business online marketing trends!
Anyway, we created this interactive timeline (for the sake of nostalgia) and to help visualize how we continue to change, grow, and evolve.
Lastly, we’ll be adding more timeline announcements shortly along with additional options for each milestone. To add, each (company history) announcement will include a link with more detail. One step at a time though! In the meantime, head over to our Blog page or head back to the About Us section.
UGH! Media LLC Timeline
A Small Business Idea is Born: UGH! Media LLC
The idea behind UGH! Media The concept of UGH! Media started when both co-founders freelanced at separate small businesses and noticed a few growing trends: The advice clients need (when it comes to the digital stuff) is always complicated Small business technology, in general, will be a roadblock when trying…Read more
Small Business Website Launch!
Small Business Website After 3 months of brainstorming, market research, and website design, our small business website has launched! At first, the website was like any new site. It was minimalistic and had about five pages. [UPDATED 01/01/2019] Fast forward to 2019, and now there are over 100 (and growing)!…Read more
Small Business Blog Launch for Digital Solutions
Small Business Blog Launch! It’s official, on 4/14/17 we launched our small business blog focused on digital business solutions! The 1st post is titled – “Small Business Owner Question: What is SEO?” Above all, we decided to start with an SEO related post because its a priority for many small…Read more
Our Business Model Pivot Begins!
Our Business Model Pivot Begins! At first, UGH! Media was initially a service-based business for individual clients. Plus, we focus on digital solutions and providing client services it made us a cross between the Nickel-and-dime (à la carte) and Freemium B2B business models. Ultimately, as we’ve evolved (see timeline page…Read more
Business Pivot Continues in 2019
The Business Pivot Continues in 2019! Update: we are in full pivot mode! Since June 2018 we’ve taken a leave from social media that’ll last until May 2019. Good news though, that’s a month earlier than expected! Woot! We’ll also (along with the rest of the world) be closing our…Read more