Cumulus Business Development is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and exists to support small business owners and managers with effective and cost-efficient customer acquisition, service, and retention resources and strategies. Whether you're in the startup, growth, or plateau phase, we have solutions for you.
I grew up on the south side of the tracks in a small, rural Illinois town surrounded by corn fields and coal mines. An average childhood in an average family, an average graduate from an average small high school with no real plan for life beyond commencement.
Like a small boat caught up in meandering ocean currents, life carried me from place to place all around the United States, from the Midwest, to the bitter north, to the deep south, to the majestic Inland Northwest, to the rough and gritty Detroit Metro area.
Somehow, with minimal college education and no degree, I always managed to do well in the workplace, first in retail management followed by 24 years in the print and digital media industry in which I finished the final nine years of my career as a senior business development executive for most of the nation's largest media companies.
Those I have worked with, and those who worked for me over the years described me as a self-assured, assertive, visionary, and curious problem solver who enjoys challenges and is capable of innovative thinking that surprises others with unusual yet effective solutions. I found myself in the unlikely position of being considered a thought leader, coach, consultant, and enjoyed many occasions of standing on stage teaching and inspiring others at conferences around the country.
Today I am the owner of three businesses, a rental car company, a travel agency, and business development firm.
At Cumulus I am bringing together a team of coaches, content creators, and marketing experts to provide business development solutions that work to small businesses whether they are in startup phase, or are ready to grow to the next level.
Bill Huffhine; Executive Director