Know Us Better.
My name is Gabrielle Chipeur and I’ve been a professional web developer and project manager for close to 10 years, working primarily with small businesses for the last 6 years.
I’ve owned and operated 12Strong – first as a sole proprietorship and then as a Corporation – for 8 of my years in this industry.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with all sorts of companies – from worldwide corporations, to mom & pop stores, to fledgling theatre companies.
I’ve been blessed with an enviable career in an industry where not many make it. Some don’t realize the business portion and others get lost in the demands of a constantly changing, intellectually demanding job.
Three years ago I had it made – career wise. And as life is wont to do – it soon turned upside down when we welcomed the newest edition to our family.
After having my first child I changed 12Strong’s, and my own, direction.
Rather than taking part time or full time contracts, I decided that I would gather a small team of professionals in similar situations and spread the prosperity around to other parents working from home.
Aside: If you read much of my posts and pages on this site you’ll notice I frequently flip between saying “I” and “We” – that’s because I feel that I am 12Strong, but I still have a team of people working with me. It’s a bit odd, but it works
The Transition From a Company to a Collective
So we made a transition to what you see today – we are a small group of professionals with myself as the face and heart of 12Strong – we’ve shifted our focus from just web development to offer services that all small businesses need when they are either just starting out or have decided to take things a bit more seriously.
As a small business owner – I’ve slowly learned my own lessons and have absorbed information from mentors, fellow entrepreneurs and my expansive thirst for knowledge. I want to share that knowledge and experience with my clients and help to make their businesses better.
My team members have incredible insights into the entrepreneurial spirit and the experience they’ve acquired making a work at home or small business fit into a regular life is an incredible resource for any business owner.
So if you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner and need help, advice or services to help your business succeed then please – feel free to visit our services page, take a browse through our articles or visit our 4 Pillars pages – Your Business, Your Market, Your Website or Your Brand – to get some free downloads to make your life a bit easier.