CastleWave Surfs In for One of UVEF's Top 25 Under Five Awards 2009

In receiving one of the Top 25 Under Five Awards, CastleWave, LLC were recognized by the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) as one of the top small businesses in Utah for their growth and their contribution to the state economy.

Provo, UT – July 13, 2009 (RichContent) — What began in November 2007 as an entrepreneurial test case, CastleWave LLC is now an Internet marketing firm with serious online traction. For such clients as Franklin Covey, the New York Times, and ShopAtHome.com, CastleWave provides effective search engine optimization, mobile marketing strategies, and web design and PR services. Recently though, CastleWave has received the spotlight for its entrepreneurial success, being a recipient of UVEF’s Top 25 Under Five Award.

“There are a number of great things going on in the company right now and I am very positive on our future,” says Rich Christiansen, co-founder of CastleWave, the most recent of his 28 startups. “We have some fun and exciting opportunities right in front of us.”

CastleWave is riding a literal economic wave in the Internet marketing sector. Across all industries, advertising needs are high as supply and demand struggle against consumer circumspection and tight budgets. At the same time, these trends have converged with the dominating influence of search engines on Web-based business. Search engine optimization ( http://www.castlewave.com/search-engine-optimization.htm ), CastleWave’s bread and butter, is therefore not only a valuable service but a significant market. With openings into multiple aspects of marketing, search engine optimization firms that do their job right and well are experiencing great success.

Still, it takes more than just a good market and quality skills to make a difference in any market. CastleWave has demonstrated a consistent ability to maintain profitability, provide jobs, espouse and live ethics, and deliver valuable service. These tendencies – and its age of less than five years – sparked UVEF’s to award CastleWave the Top 25 Under Five award.

“For eighteen years, UVEF has attracted and celebrated the efforts of some of the brightest entrepreneurs and small business owners of our great state,” says Utah Governor John Huntsman, Jr., currently President Obama’s appointee for ambassador to China, in a webcast address to the UVEF Top 25 Under Five luncheon ( http://www.uvef.net/Portals/0/Media/Top25.wmv ). “As we [my wife, Mary Kay, and I] travel throughout Utah, I am privileged to associate with tremendous individuals who are making giant strides in the way we do business.”

UVEF, a nonprofit organization, connects entrepreneurs to money, markets, and mentors ( http://uvef.net/AboutUVEF/tabid/60/Default.aspx ). An important element in this work is acknowledging value-based, profitable businesses in the state of Utah with its Top 25 Under Five Awards. Businesses apply for this award and receive it based on increased profitability, job creation, and solid value propositions. CastleWave’s unique assets are in its organization. The company not only strives to provide effective service to its clients, it also makes a special effort to train up-and-coming entrepreneurs in its workforce, giving its employees hands-on experience in the many aspects of business. In its first year of business, CastleWave (capitalized with $5,000) made over one million dollars of top-line revenue at over fifty percent margin; it maintains that margin and has since grown from only two to nearly twenty employees, full- and part-time, all since November 2007 ( http://www.castlewave.com/aboutus.htm ).

“This is a tough economic climate for all businesses, right now, especially start-ups,” said UVEF 2009 chairman Roger Andrus. “These Top 25 winners overcame great odds by growing their revenues and creating jobs. They represent the spirit of entrepreneurship that will serve this state well.”

Adds Jon Huntsman, Jr., “These small business owners contribute meaningfully to their communities and bring new and innovative solutions to the marketplace.” From their positive contributions, CastleWave have now been officially recognized as such a small business by placing eighteenth in the Top 25 Under Five Awards.

About CastleWave:

CastleWave is an Internet marketing firm with expertise in search engine optimization and an understanding of local small business SEO. CastleWave provides services in software engineer outsource, affiliate marketing, web site design and development, link building, mobile marketing, and related fields. CastleWave is the choice in SEO for Warner Music Group, the New York Times, S&K Menswear, ShopAtHome.com, and other high- and low-profile clients. CastleWave is available at CastleWave.com and by phone at 801.375.7500.

© CastleWave, LLC, 2009.

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