Barbara Findlay Schenck
Barbara is a marketing strategist and small business advocate. She was admissions director and a writing instructor at Hawaii Loa College (now part of Hawaii Pacific University) and an account executive at Hawaii's largest public relations firm before joining the Peace Corps with her husband, Peter, to manage a community development program in Malaysia. Upon return from Southeast Asia they founded and later sold a marketing agency in Oregon which they grew to one of the Northwest's Top 15. She now helps small businesses plan, brand, market and, when they're ready, sell to new owners. Her works include:

* Author, Small Business Marketing Kit For Dummies
* Co-Author, Business Plans Kit For Dummies
* Co-Author, Branding for Dummies
* Author, Selling Your Business for Dummies
* Author, the BizBuySell Guide to Selling Your Small Business
* Co-writer, Edgar Award-nominated memoir Portraits of Guilt
* Lesson developer, Microsoft Small Business Relationship program
* Marketing Specialist, presented by Visa and Microsoft
* Columnist and marketing anchor, presented by Sprint and Microsoft
* Contributor, American Express and a number of other business sites