Over her 15 year career in hospitality and business management, Anna-Vija McClain has become an expert in small business efficiency and growth. Starting in restaurants at the age of 16, she worked her way up in the Private Club industry, before leaving to start her own marketing services company, Piccolo Marketing.
Working with small business and entrepreneurs, she and her team provide an “outsourced Marketing Director” model, executing strategic marketing campaigns to build a successful brand at an affordable budget.
Capitalizing on her strong community connections, Anna-Vija founded Nashville Locals in 2015.
Currently, she is growing her online coaching program for small business owners and entrepreneurs called Build Your Damn Business. This lifeline offers training webinars, systems improvement, a resource library, and online forum to help members keep their momentum going and create strong company culture.
Anna-Vija is connected in the Nashville community through numerous charities, Boards, and volunteer efforts. She currently serves as the President of the Nashville chapter of Women in Digital, and serves as the youngest member of SCORE Nashville, mentoring entrepreneurs. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, chairing the Marketing Committee.
She frequently speaks at events and colleges, including the Middle Tennessee State University Jones College of Business, Belmont, and Volunteer State Community College.