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A Day in the Life of a Startup Publisher: John Olsa’s Best Practices

In 2016, John Olsa left his longtime job to pursue a dream. He’d spent 15 years selling advertising for several publications, but was ready to start his own publishing company. Olsa serves as the owner, CEO and publisher for SVK Multimedia & Publishing, and leads his small team in creating Great Lakes by Design and The Golf Explorer. Olsa brought along editor Rachel Weick and designer Christopher Pastotnik when he started SVK, and they remain integral members of the team.

Olsa took time out of his busy schedule to discuss best practices for launching a publication startup and company operations with Walsworth.

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A Day in the Life of a Startup Publisher: Meet John Olsa

In 2016, John Olsa left his career of 15 years to pursue a dream. He’d spent a decade and a half selling advertising for several publications, but was ready to start his own publishing company. Olsa now serves as the owner, CEO and publisher for SVK Multimedia & Publishing, and leads a small team in creating Great Lakes by Design and The Golf Explorer. Olsa brought along an editor, Rachel Weick, and designer, Christopher Pastotnik, when he started SVK, and they remain integral members of the team today.

Olsa took time out of his busy schedule to answer Walsworth’s questions about what it took to successfully launch a publication startup.

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A Day in the Life of an Association Exhibits Manager: Meet Kelli Wondra

The world of associations is vast and varied. It covers everything from organizations targeting a small, niche group of hobbyists to institutions that cater to widespread professions. It’s a unique space to occupy and everyone does it differently.

Kelli Wondra is Exhibits Manager for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in Chicago. She is currently preparing for their annual conference Oct. 7-11.

Walsworth interviewed her as part of our Day in the Life series. We want to shed insight into the day-to-day requirements of successful associations.

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A Day in the Life of an Association Publications Manager: Meet Tina Angley

The world of associations is vast and varied. It covers everything from groups targeting a small, niche group of hobbyists to organizations that cater to widespread professions. It’s a unique space to occupy and everyone does it differently.

Tina Angley is the Manager of Member Publications at the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Walsworth interviewed her as part of our Day in the Life series. We want to shed insight into the day-to-day requirements of successful associations.

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