Inspiration through Empowerment
Educate & Activate Your Brand Relationships
Maria Elena Duron is Buzz to Bucks’ brand relationship and small business marketing coach and a premier partner presenter with Appreciation at Work. Duron is also an authorized expert with Constant Contact and national ambassador and brand marketing expert for Alignable, Nurph and Brand Yourself. Maria Elena has over 18 years experience supporting small business with a background in marketing, advertising, non-profit marketing as well as first-hand knowledge of owning her own business. She has earned the Texas Governor’s Excellence in Small Business Award, Texas Person of Vision Award, Best of Texas Team Building and Training Award and Business Women of the Year.
Maria Elena draws from her experience to be a valuable resource to small businesses, companies, non-profits and associations and to move, touch and inspire others to action. She has presented for organizations including the Search Marketing Expo – Social Media Marketing International Conference, Massachusetts Conference for Women, Texas Conference for Women, InnoTech International Conference, National Society for Hispanic MBAs, Association of Energy Service Companies National Conference, SBA, SBDC, CBS-TV and many chambers of commerce and associations.
Duron created and moderates one of the top six twitter chats in the world for business, Brandchat. Maria Elena is also Editor-in-Chief of a blog that Forbes lists as the number one career blog, the Personal Branding Blog. She is a columnist for US News & World Report, Yahoo Small Business Advisor, AllBusiness, Small Business Trends and a few dozen other publications and is also a special guest columnist with Fox Business.
Prior to owning her own business Maria Elena worked in the training and development field providing time management and goal setting seminars and in the non-profit field in leadership, workforce and donor development
Maria Elena lives in Texas with her husband and children. She is the proud mom of three boys.