Business Consulting Projects

The best businesses online realize that good web development needs to be inspired by a solid business strategy.

Buink’s founder, Ben Buie, has always had a passion for finding opportunities. This passion led him to study entrepreneurship at BYU where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

He went on to building business systems for Payless Shoesorce and then get an MBA from CU-Boulder where he again focused on entrepreneurship.

Recently, as Managing Director of VOLTAGE, Ben implemented a business system that helped the company achieve 30% profitability.

To-date, he has founded or co-founded 5 companies, the most notable being MyNiceTie, the most watched necktie channel on YouTube with over 34 million views, and Spark Boulder, the first space for student startups at CU.

Ben’s vision for Buink is not only to provide its clients cutting edge technology, but also make sure the technology makes business sense.

The following posts are business projects that make up Ben's portfolio (listed in reverse cronological order):

Voltage Managing Director

Ben Buie | 2/7/15

About 4 months ago, the owner and CEO of Voltage (Eric Fowels) asked me to go to lunch. At the time, our current Managing Director had moved to Idaho for personal reasons and could not longer fulfill some of his management duties. Eric asked me to pick up some of these responsibilities and also use Read More >>

HappyFreebie Founder

Ben Buie | 5/29/13

The idea for HappyFreebie came when I featured my neckties (MyNiceTie) on a niche giveaway blog and found it to be very effective but difficult for both the user and business. I decided to make giveaways easier online. I built the business from nothing to 3,300 subscribers through an innovative and low-cost marketing strategy.

MyNiceTie Founder

Ben Buie | 5/16/13

MyNiceTie started after a friend gave me $7,000 so I could fly to Korea and buy 1,000 ties. I ended up getting them for half off and bought 2,000. I landed several wholesaling partnerships and built a website. I learned a ton about digital marketing and designed a marketing strategy that has resulted in 18 Read More >>

Analyst And Planner

Ben Buie | 5/16/13

Skills: Analysis, Planning, Big Data, Team Dynamics I worked in the Kids Athletics Department on a team which achieved over $236 million in sales from the time I started till I was promoted. I helped drive $93 million of that revenue and was directly responsible for allocating $88 million dollars of inventory to minimize markdowns Read More >>