Janine Popick writes and speaks on topics related to marketing, small business, and entrepreneurship and is an active adviser and investor. She is a co-founder, investor, and CMO of Dasheroo, maker of business dashboards. She also founded VerticalResponse in 2001 and was the CEO until it was acquired by Deluxe in 2013. An Inc. contributor since 2007, Popick has been featured in USA Today, Time, Forbes, Businessweek, TechCrunch, and Social Media Today. The SBA named her 2010 Small Business Person of the Year in San Francisco. From 2006 to 2009, she was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.