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About Us

Welcome to Backing America’s Backbone

About Us

Backing America’s Backbone is an independent editorial online resource for small business owners hoping to help their company grow. From finding capital to boosting productivity, Backing America’s Backbone provides integral information from seasoned small business owners who are experts in their field to those entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Editorial Team

Group Editor

Cheryl Lock is a former magazine, newspaper and website editor turned full-time freelance writer and editor. She has worked on staff at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, More and Parents magazines, as well as for Learnvest, the leading women's financial website. Her work has also appeared in Newsweek, Forbes, Ladies' Home Journal and The Huffington Post, among others.

Managing Editors

Lotus Abrams, Studio One editor, is a New York City-based writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience working with content about small businesses and technology for such publications as American Salon, Macworld and Potentials.

Mitchell Hall, originally from New Zealand, is a senior editor at Studio One. Covering business and technology since 2006, he has worked at Minyanville, Emerging Money and PCMag.com since moving to New York, writing for many more publications both online and in print.

U.S. Contributors:

Craig Mellow is a freelance journalist in New York City, specializing in financial markets and energy.

Jaimy Ford is a professional business writer with nearly a decade's worth of experience developing newsletters, blogs, e-letters, training tools and webinars for business professionals. She contributes to both The Intuit Small Business Blog and Docstoc.com. She also serves as editor-in-chief of Sales Mastery, a digital magazine written specifically for sales professionals.

SooJi Min is a freelance writer and nonprofit executive based in Ann Arbor, MI. She has written on small business topics for Crain’s, Imagination Publishing and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Nicole Altavilla is a freelance writer with more than seven years of experience writing for B2B publications, including American Spa and American Salon. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and son.

Nicholas Pell is a freelance small business and personal finance writer based in Southern California. His work has appeared on MainStreet, Business Insider, WiseBread and Fox Business, amongst others.

Amy Beth Miller is a writer and editor helping people succeed in business for more than a decade. She has written news articles, features, blogs, newsletters, e-letters, white papers and training manuals.

Dana Lindahl is a writer who specializes in content marketing for start-ups. His writing helps companies not only reach their customers but also drive sales.

Editorial Policy

The information published on this program is produced independently by Studio One Networks or has been approved by the program’s managing editor after review. Content is written and edited by leading experts to ensure that only the most accurate information is published.

Studio One Networks follows accepted journalistic quality standards and principles in source selection and fact verification, and endorses ASME’s “ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers,” including “Best Practices for Digital Media.”


Studio One Networks does not mention the name or specific products of a given sponsor, although that sponsor’s product categories may be mentioned if they are relevant within editorial context.

Unless indicated, content contributors are not employed by or on retainer by the program’s sponsor. If a contributor is employed by or on retainer by the program’s sponsor, we agree to disclose this relationship in the biographical note on the page where that contributor appears.

In a Studio One program, you will see that some of our content, tools and links are labeled “From Our Sponsor.” This non-editorial content has not been reviewed by our editorial staff and is not subject to this editorial policy.

In such cases that content be used on a sponsor’s website, it is done so with Studio One Networks permission.

About Studio One Networks

Studio One Networks is a privately owned media company that works with nationally known subject matter experts and top editors to create high-quality independent editorial content supported by corporate sponsors and syndicated across a variety of leading multimedia platforms.

For more information, visit Studio One Networks.

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