Indianapolis, IN – Ayokay CEO and Founder, Jack Shepler, was recognized by Forbes and included on their Next 1000 list. The Forbes Next 1000 recognizes 1000 small business leaders across the US every year. The list showcases ambitious, self-funded sole proprietors across all business industries by shining a light on American ingenuity.
“I feel very grateful to be recognized by such a highly respected publication in the business world. I’m so proud of this individual recognition, but I also know that an accolade like this wouldn’t be possible without my awesome team at Ayokay,” said Shepler.
Ayokay started 10 years ago, initially as a one-man operation. Shepler’s background in web development and digital marketing allowed him to take his business to the next level and grow his team at Ayokay. Since its humble origins in 2011, Ayokay has taken on several full-time staffers, growing every year, and allowing the company to take on over 45 active clients. This professional growth has led to several awards for Ayokay and Shepler, including the Forbes Next 1000.
“This is only the beginning for Ayokay and I,” said Shepler. “This recognition from Forbes is exciting and drives me to work towards even bigger and better things for myself and Ayokay.”
Recognition by Forbes is important for any entrepreneur, but especially for a small business owner. Forbes is a champion of small business, and the Next 1000 list helps shine a light on businesses under $10 million in revenue.
Ayokay is a full-service marketing and design agency based in Indianapolis. Ayokay serves clients across many fields, including healthcare, nonprofit, retail and more. Ayokay serves a broad spectrum of client needs, including web design, custom development, search engine optimization (SEO), digital and social media marketing and more. Ayokay applies a collaborative, result-focused approach to marketing and web design.
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