Sprout for Business


The seeds for Sprout were planted in 2008 by founder Neil Burtt. Under the name “You Promote LLC,” Neil created websites and designed a variety of printed promotional materials for area businesses, drawing upon 20 years of experience as global product manager in the equipment manufacturing industry. Neil quickly developed a reputation for his outstanding creativity, technical know-how, and customer service. His portfolio of work rapidly grew to include a variety of clients and industries.

By 2015, Neil knew it was time to take the next step to grow the business. He teamed up with Joanne Randall and a small staff of writers and digital marketing professionals to form Sprout for Business. Together, Neil and Joanne continued to grow the business, bringing in new clients, and hiring additional staff to keep up with projects. In 2018, Joanne decided to follow another career path, stepping down from her role as a Sprout partner to further her education. That same year, Neil partnered with Peter Jennings. Peter, who has developed many successful companies from the ground up, brings a wealth of business experience to Sprout. In his role as CEO, he has helped our company develop the infrastructure needed to experience continued growth and success. Later that year, Vice President of Sales Rebecca Ackerly became a partner with Sprout. Rebecca, who has years of sales and strategic marketing experience, continues to help shape and grow the company.

Although our industry has changed through the years with ever-evolving platforms and user-friendly technology, businesses will always need help with quality content, technical support, and data tracking and reporting. Sprout’s team of digital marketing consultants, writers, designers, and technical gurus has helped over 400 small to midsize companies develop their brand, increase their online presence, and grow their business.