by TNM Staff
Website also announced the hiring of Crystalynn Shelton, Christy Hopkins, and Chris Bacon to respectively head coverage of Accounting, HR, and Retailing
New York, NY – September 16, 2016 – Fit Small Business, a website that provides “how-to” articles for small businesses, announced today the promotion of Priyanka Prakash to Managing Editor. This position was created to support the growth of the editorial team. Concurrently, the company announced that it had hired Crystalynn Shelton, Christy Hopkins, and Chris Bacon to respectively head coverage of Accounting, HR, and Retailing.
David Waring, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fit Small Business stated, “Priyanka had done an outstanding job leading our financial and legal coverage over the last year. We are proud that the growth of Fit Small Business has allowed us to expand our writing team and create new opportunities for advancement.”
Priyanka Prakash will be working with a team of 7 staff writers. Prior to Fit Small Business, she served as general counsel at a Silicon Valley technology startup. Priyanka has a law degree from the University of Washington and graduated from UC Berkeley with a dual degree in Communications and Political Science.
Priyanka Prakash, managing editor, said, “I am honored to be leading our efforts to create helpful, informative, easy to read articles for small business owners. Adding professionals with deep industry experience in their fields and strong professional credentials, such as a CPA, will make the quality of our articles even better.”
Crystalynn Shelton, who has joined Fit Small Business as the lead writer for accounting and bookkeeping, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has taught accounting and bookkeeping on behalf of multiple organizations, including as an adjunct professor for UCLA Extension. She is part of a trio of new writers with unique experience that have become part of the Fit Small Business team. Both Christy Hopkins and Chris Bacon have “big” corporate experience in their fields, as well as have launched their own entrepreneurial ventures.
Christy Hopkins is an experienced HR professional, with a Professional In Human Resources (PHR) certification. She has consulted for dozens of small businesses around the country. She is also a yoga instructor and ran her own yoga center with two studio locations.
Chris Bacon worked for the largest retailer in the world, Walmart, in a variety of management roles. Following his successful career at Walmart, he noticed that many of his former colleagues from South Asia and the Middle East who had relocated to Arkansas were having trouble finding quality goat meat. In response, he started his own business raising goats and selling steaks.
David Waring, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fit Small Business, “We have a diverse group of employees that bring a wide range of hands-on and industry experience to the readers of Fit Small Business.”