Each year SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties recognizes owners and entrepreneurs that have demonstrated unique vision, innovation, and achievement in support of our local economy and small business community.
This year, congratulations went to the five 2022 Small Business Achievement Award winners honored June 16 at a celebratory luncheon at the Concord Country Club.
Click Canyon was founded by the husband-and-wife team of Deanna and Brent Doane. Both were employed in marketing and public affairs at the time, so they decided to join forces.
Wanting to create a name that people would remember, they were inspired on a trip to the Grand Canyon. The inspiration came from being reminded of why they would work hard – to be able to visit one of their favorite places again and again.
Thinking it over, they came up with Click – for the mouse click and Canyon – symbolizing the vast canyon of the World Wide Web and as mentioned, one of their favorite places on earth!
At the time, a large number of individuals “practicing” digital marketing and web design operated out of their basement. These cellar practitioners had a strong technical background, but often lacked business experience and would frequently just disappear or move on to something else.
The small businesses who worked with these firms were left in a challenging position, trying to navigate their digital footprint.
The Doanes realized there was a need for digital marketing services that combined both business experience and personalized customer service to help small businesses grow.
With strong foundations in many areas of business, the Doanes sought to approach digital marketing not only from a perspective of what can technology do, but also from the perspective of how technology can be used to solve a business challenge in sales and marketing.
SCORE mentors, John Davis and Larry Malcolm have worked with Click Canyon since 2017 to help them grow their business and address key issues, such as focusing on revenue, the hiring process and office space for the new firm.
The Doanes pride themselves on the relationships they have built with their employee, contractors, and clients, and the large number of referrals that come in for website design and development work.
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business experts, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.
Since 1964, it has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs nationwide.
SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties has been operating since 1985, with 100 dedicated volunteers today who provide confidential mentoring at no charge and offer business seminars, workshops and webinars to benefit the local community.
SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Here’s a video highlighting Deanna and Brent Doanes and Click Canyon.