Start or Scale Your Marketing Biz

Thinking about starting a side hustle or already doing freelance work?

Either way, this event series is for you! Led by BW DMC alumna and LaunchNET entrepreneur-in-residence, Kayla Starta, we'll discuss topics from landing your first 10 clients to writing contracts to pricing strategies and everything in between! 

Join us for workshops (attend in-person OR virtually) or sign up for office hours with Kayla.

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Who Should Attend?

Whether you have just thought about launching a side hustle or your own full-service marketing communications agency or are already up-and-running, this program is for you! 

This program is open to all BW students and alumni, regardless of major, minor, and business idea. 

The content will help those interested in starting or scaling a business that offers services such as:

Social Media & Email Marketing
Organic, Paid & Automation

Web & Graphic Design
Canva to Adobe, Sites to Webflow

Marketing Analytics
Data Viz & Performance Marketing

Marketing Strategy
Shaping What Success Looks Like

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Product Design  
Building the Next TikTok

Pencil sketch of a new product

Artificial Intelligence
From GenAI to Automation

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Search Engine Services
SEO, SEM & More

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Media Production
Videos, Podcasts, Livestreams & More

Two ladies on a podcast discussing.

Content Creation
Written, Visual & Video

Team meeting planning out marketing materials.

Meet Our Mentor, Kayla Starta

As a seasoned marketing and public relations strategist and small business advisor, Kayla is the CMO and Co-Founder at Refresh Digital Strategy

Before her role at Refresh, Kayla founded and ran her marketing agency Starta Strategies for nearly a decade, helping hundreds of small businesses achieve digital success through strategic marketing and PR campaigns.


With a passion for helping small businesses succeed, she is fully focused on delivering data-driven, creative strategies to small businesses, enabling them to thrive and grow in today's competitive digital landscape.


A Pittsburgh native, Kayla is a proud alumna of Baldwin Wallace University, currently living in Cleveland, OH. 

Sign up for a 1:1 advising session with Kayla.