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Growing a Business With Digital Privacy as a Priority with Paul Jarvis

Growing a Business With Digital Privacy as a Priority with Paul Jarvis

Update: 2021-02-021
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Last summer, I started really thinking about values. What values do I have that I want to make sure I'm building into the DNA of my business? When it came right down to it, I realized that my core value—the one I wanted to make sure lived in every essence of my business—was safety.  

The work I do with clients requires trust and vulnerability. It’s intimate. Money is a touchy, uncomfortable subject for most of us, especially when we're talking in specific numbers. There's SO much shame and guilt and inadequacy for most of us when it comes to handling our finances. Talking about what's not working behind the scenes in your business requires you to admit that everything isn't perfect. 

And that can’t happen if people don’t feel safe—both in the real, physical world and psychologically. So, I asked myself: if I want to build a company with the core value of safety, how do I actually go about doing that?

In the last seven months or so, I embarked on this experiment in privacy-focused marketing and data security. It’s been a big part of every marketing and operational decision I’ve made. 

All this month, we’re talking about privacy and security on the podcast. It'll be part behind-the-scenes with me sharing some of the actual steps I've taken and how I thought through these decisions for myself. I’ll also be interviewing some of the experts that helped me educate myself along the way. 

One of the first things I did was remove Google Analytics from my website and replaced it with a tool called Fathom. It’s a really simple, lightweight privacy-first alternative to Google Analytics. 

My guest today is one of the founders of Fathom, Paul Jarvis. Paul and his cofounder, Jack Ellis, are two of my go-to experts on both digital privacy AND on the logistics of how to build that ethos into the DNA of your company. It's a core value for them as well, so they have to navigate the balance of promoting, marketing, and growing a company while still staying true to keeping data secure and while being respectful of individual's data AND transparent about what they're doing. 

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • Why we should care about data privacy—even when we have nothing to hide

  • Balancing privacy with marketing and promoting needs of a growing company while still keeping everyone’s data private

  • Why I decided to swap Google Analytics for Fathom

  • My background in Security Forces for the Air Force and how that informs my approach to safety and security in my business


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Growing a Business With Digital Privacy as a Priority with Paul Jarvis

Growing a Business With Digital Privacy as a Priority with Paul Jarvis

Susan Boles