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Ben Seidel

CEO & Founder at Igniting Business

Ben Seidel’s Background

Ben Seidel is the CEO and Founder of Igniting Business which provides web design, marketing, and SEO (search engine optimization) services specifically tailored for small businesses. Ben started in technology and marketing very early on, developing his first websites and technology solutions for commercial clients at the young age of 13. While still a teenager in high school, Ben did freelance web development for corporate clients, as well as co-founded an online community-based startup.

Ben Seidel attended the University of Missouri – Columbia where he graduated magna cum laude from the Trulaske Sr. College of Business with a BS in Business Administration with a dual focus in marketing and economics. He was actively involved in student organizations including the Cornell Leadership Program (CLP), Entrepreneurship Alliance, and PROclaim.

In 2012, Ben Seidel founded Igniting Business and grew the company over the next decade to serve hundreds of clients across the nation with affordable and effective web design, SEO, and marketing solutions.

Ben's passion is utilizing powerful online technologies to make small business owners’ lives both more successful and a bit less stressful.

Recognition and Awards

Over the years, Ben Seidel has been recognized on a local and national level, including entrepreneurship awards from both the NFIB and NASE and being featured in publications such as CNBC Universal, Yahoo News, Intuit Small Business,, Mizzou Magazine, and Fox Business.

Active Certifications

Ben Seidel holds Google Ads certifications from Google, and his company is an official Google Partner, Shopify Partner, MailChimp Expert, Joomla Service Provider, and YOOtheme Expert.

  • Shopify Business Fundamentals Certification
  • Shopify Product Fundamentals Certification
  • Google Ads Search Certification - Credential ID 234755113


Community Leadership

  • Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member on the Lee's Summit Chamber Board of Directors - 2016-2018
    • Vice Chair of Business and Economic Development - 2018
    • Chair of the Technology Task Force - 2016
    • Chair of the Business Development Council - 2015
    • Member of the Business Development Council - 2014-2018
    • Active Member 2014 – Present
  • PROclaim – Professionals Claiming Biblical Principles
    • President and Co-Founder 2011 – 2013
  • NASE (National Association for the Self-Employed)
    • Member Council 2012 – 2013
    • Active Member 2011 - Present

Latest Articles Written by Ben Seidel

Fast Google Business Profile (GBP) Website Creator Alternatives

February 28, 2024
For many years, Google Business Profiles included a convenient feature to automatically create a free Google Website. This free Google site used the data already populated into your Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business) to build out a very basic website. Due to this service being free and fully integrated...

What Is Apple Business Connect and How Can It Benefit Your Small Business

February 16, 2024
Technology continues to evolve, and new tools emerge daily with the increased use of mobile devices and applications. Apple is one company that continues to develop tools to help its users access products and services they require from different businesses in their local area. The revamped Apple Business Connect, launched in...

What Is Dynamic Number Insertion (DNI) and Why It’s Essential for Your Marketing Campaigns

February 14, 2024
In today’s digital marketing landscape, understanding the nuances of how your audience interacts, both positively and negatively, with your campaigns is crucial for success. As CEO of Igniting Business, a company dedicated to helping small businesses thrive through digital marketing services, I've seen firsthand the transformative impact of using the right...

Speaking Engagements

Ben is a sought-after speaker on various SEO and digital marketing topics. A few examples of past speaking engagements include:

  • University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business – Guest Lecturer for Multiple Courses

  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) – National Conference

  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV)

  • Enterprise University

  • SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) Kansas City

  • SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) Wichita

  • SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) Missouri Valley Regional Conference

  • Entrepreneurship Alliance

  • Missouri Chamber of Commerce

  • American Business Women’s Association

  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce

  • Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce

  • Central Exchange

  • Kansas City Women’s Advisory Network

  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) – Mizzou Chapter

  • Missouri Women’s Business Center

  • Missouri Small Business Development Center

  • Larta Institute

  • Mid-Continent Public Library

  • Entrepreneurial Scholars and Interns Program (ESIP)

  • 1 Million Cups

  • Abundant Living

ben seidel presenting in-person seo seminar
In-Person Seminars
ben seidel presenting online webinar on digital marketing and seo
Interactive Webinars

Interested in Having Ben Seidel Speak at Your Event?

Ben is available for a limited number of speaking events on various web design, SEO, and digital marketing topics. If you're interested in having Ben speak at an upcoming event or webinar, reach out to us today for availability.

Connect with Ben Seidel on Social Media

If you're small business owner or fascinated with the latest web design, SEO, and marketing trends, Ben would love to hear from you. Feel free to connect with him on social media today!

Looking for Recommended Tools and Resources?

If you're looking for recommended web design, SEO, marketing, and business operations tools, feel free to check out our recommended tools page or our Blog for various tips and tricks.