Military Town Advisor is a company that is dedicated to making things easier for military families when it comes time to move to a new town. We saw down for an with CEO Cameron Allison, during which we learned a bit about her background, as well as how she overcame the frustrations that come with running a business.
Let’s start with your bio. Please tell us about your background, education and work history.
Cameron Allison: I graduated from Texas AandM University with a Bachelors degree in Finance. My first job was working at a bank as a commercial loan analyst, then I married my husband who was in the U.S. Navy and I got my teaching certificate and taught fifth grade math for a year. At this time my husband was transferred in the Navy and we moved to a new city so I sought after a new career. I have been a pharmaceutical sales rep for the past eight years. I created and have run the website MilitaryTownAdvisor.com for a year and half.
How did those experiences prepare you for this latest endeavor?
Cameron Allison: After working for two large corporations, I acquired a lot of marketing and organizational skills. I used that knowledge to form my business and formulate a plan. Since the website is online, I have acquired internet marketing, social media, and content marketing skills by taking online classes and observing well established online companies.
Has there ever been a time when you wanted to give up?
Cameron Allison: I have never wanted to give up, but I get frustrated trying to balance a part time sales job, being a mom of a two and four year old, and being a military spouse. There aren’t enough hours in a day to complete my to do list. I have overcome this by creating a schedule and sticking to it.
What has been the biggest challenge for you so far?
Cameron Allison: The hardest part has been getting people to leave reviews on the site. Everyone who finds out about the site thinks it’s a great idea and says there is a need for it, however they would rather read the reviews than leave them. It’s a ‘pay it forward’ method so I assumed more people would take the time to leave reviews to help out fellow military families.
Finally, how do you market Military Town Advisor?
Cameron Allison: The majority of my marketing is through social media. Since the military community is so tight knit, it’s important that my business is spread through word of mouth and people trust the reviews on the site and know that a military spouse created the site.
Cameron Allison has been the CEO of Military Town Advisor for over a year and a half. Those interested in learning more about this company and how it supports military families are encouraged to visit online at www.MilitaryTownAdvisor.com More on this topic. Read more here. Find more on this here.