More than one way…

In August of 2011, I invited friend and BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton co-founder and scary smart guy Tracy Ingram to speak at our lunch and learn on SEO. At that time we both worked in a co-working space together and as co-founders would have fun together with some of...

When do they decide?

Recently I began to ask audiences, “When does a fireman decide to run into a burning building?” The variety of answers is surprising: When the alarm goes off. When he sees it burning.  When someone inside calls for help. Good answers…yet not quite accurate. Firemen...

Investing in your people

Equals Investing in yourself Better tools utilized by workers with greater skills produce improved results. How much do the results have to improve to make the investment worthwhile? How quickly would the improvements need to take effect before the investment made...

Raving Fans

Your first market is your people! As a business owner, a manager or a corporate executive, it is so easy to get lost in trying to get your message “out”. It is easy to get so caught up in how to connect to prospects and customers, be more profitable, increase margins,...

Thinking of Forming a Business? 10 Start-Up Tips

Contributed by Jo Ann M. Koontz, Esq., CPA Thinking of starting a business or formalizing your business entity? Have you been afraid or not quite ready to take the risk? Fear not! America thrives on the contributions of small businesses. Follow the legal and...

Personal Leadership…The Secret to Success

You have taken inventory of yourself and of your business. You have fearlessly examined the facts and know what you have to work with, what you need to eliminate and the tools you will need to truly move toward your goals and objectives. You know where you are and...