By Diana Garcia
Meet Bill Combes, founder and CEO of No Time for Social – a digital marketing agency that has been in business since 2014. Bill is originally from Long Island, New York and came to Texas via the Air National Guard after spending 4 years in Lawrence, KS. Bill attended K.U. for meteorology and was a weather forecaster in the Air Force at the 127th weather flight in Topeka, KS. In 1995, Bill started his first business, AnythingWeather, a private Austin-based weather company. Bill fell into digital marketing after he left his first start up and a lot of his roofing company clients were asking about running Facebook ads for their businesses, thus the start of No Time for Social. Bill lives in Round Rock and when he is away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ileana and two sons Billy and Alex.
Bill shares his experience as a volunteer of EGBI and how you can get involved too.
Hi Bill! To get started, would you mind telling us a fun fact about yourself?
With my background in weather, I love storm chasing and even ran a business taking people on storm chasing adventures across many states and thousands of miles over the years. I love anything and everything weather and if there is a weather event going on, I am most likely tracking it. The tornado that hit Round Rock was less than a mile from my house which was a little frightening!
How have you volunteered for EGBI?
I will be presenting at one of EGBI’s Digital Marketing workshops on June 23rd, 2022.
Why do you think it is important to volunteer?
I’ve been volunteering on many levels over the years and I love to give back – especially in learning spaces. The ability to take my wisdom and knowledge and pass it on to others to help them succeed is invaluable to me. In fact I usually get more out of it than the individuals I am working with. I really enjoy people and conversations so it just fits when I can speak to others and give back. I’ve volunteered over the years with the City of Round Rock, Round Rock ISD, United Way, the Round Rock Chamber, and a host of other organizations and I love it.
“Supporting EGBI means you are supporting others in their entrepreneurial journey. The more entrepreneurs succeed the better off we are as a society and community. Small businesses are the backbone of the community and just about all businesses start small so let’s help them become successful.” – Bill Combes, founder and CEO of No Time for SociaL
Why is it important to volunteer at EGBI?
Most entrepreneurs are out there on an island with all of the cards stacked against them so they need as much support as possible. They may have friends and family members questioning their path to success, so they need as many individuals on their team to provide guidance in the journey. If we can help develop these business owners and provide information for them to succeed, we have succeeded so it is a win win for all of us. I love seeing people succeed and that is what EGBI is all about!
What would you say to someone thinking of volunteering with EGBI?
If you are looking to give back and you have knowledge that will help others succeed then you should consider volunteering. As I have mentioned previously, I get a LOT out of the volunteering process so I love to do it.
Bill Combes will be sharing his knowledge about growing your business using social media in the upcoming Marketing series on June 23rd from 8:30 AM to 10 AM. To register be sure to register at this link.