Founder Sara Hand
Sara Hand has the ability to very quickly identify the unique value proposition a business, organization, or individual possesses – their ideal market, ways to optimize revenue models, how to refine their messaging to connect with prospects and how to broadcast that message creatively. Identified profit-opportunities are coupled with pragmatic planning and the systems and tools necessary to exploit those opportunities. For entrepreneurs and business owners at all stages of development this is information crucial to their success.
An accomplished public speaker, she has the ability to inspire her audience to believe in themselves, and to motivate them to action. She focuses on identifying organizational strengths and developing internal leadership skills. With more than 50 business development clients over the last 7 years, Sara Hand has been the secret weapon for individuals and corporations who desire an experienced business-development strategist to identify new profit opportunities and practical courses of action. Sara is known as a person who consistently gets things done, and does them well.
Founder of Consulting Firm S-Hand Group and Spark Growth LLC, iNBIA recognized entrepreneur Sara Hand is also known for co-founding the community enterprise ‘DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton.’ With her self-dubbed “cool people collections,” she facilitates collaborative efforts between community-based initiatives and traditional organizations using the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) protocol of Strategic Doing. Spark Growth is designated as PCRD’s representative in the state of Florida, and drives action-focused agendas with a variety of organizations statewide.
Sara is also the founder of the 3.0 Leaders Conference. This initiative has provided a worldwide platform for thought leaders to convene and develop calls-to-action for transformative change. Using her strengths to leverage unique value propositions and create synergistic partnerships among those “cool” connections” is what has enabled her to become a uniquely valuable visionary leader and asset to her community. Her motto is, “Think Big. Keep it Simple. Make it Happen.” With this philosophy, she has become widely recognized for consistently achieving her goals with grace and confident skill.
A diverse business development background across public and private sector enterprises, coupled with her experiences as President of the Sarasota Chapter of the Gulf Coast Venture Forum, the cowork to incubation project Station 2 Innovation, and a variety Strategic Doing projects have presented opportunities for involvement with the State Department’s Friends of GEW program, the United Nation’s launch of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, 2015 Harvard Innovation Summit: Enabling Future-Ready Economies, as well as spearheading a redefinition of soft landing programs within the worldwide incubator and accelerator networks.