Tickets on sale now for the Business Symposium – pick them up at www.tbbo.org/symposium and take advantage of getting your brand in front of over 400 people by becoming an event sponsor, opportunities for that can be found here Tickets are $39 for TBBO members and $59 for non-members and includes lunch. Event is held October 28th from 9am to 3pm at the Hilton Hotel in St. Petersburg on Lake Carillon Drive.
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- A fun experience that you will remember!
Opening up the program today was Patrick Leask. Patrick is a Business and Personal Performance coach who works with entrepreneurs, business leaders and owners to achieve breakthrough performance. Patrick leverages the tools, templates and collective business building know-how of the world’s # 1 business coaching firm – ActionCOACH. Having worked in virtually every major functional area of a business from marketing and customer service to engineering, operations and strategic planning, Patrick helps orchestrate a holistic approach to business and personal success. Patrick welcomes the opportunity to sit down with a business leader anytime to discuss business, opportunity and success. In addition to helping business leaders Win at business, Patrick enjoys taking adventure vacations with his two children. As a former engineer and having worked in many areas of business throughout his career, Patrick brings a direct, no fluff engagement to those he instructs. He differentiates himself from a consultant which many people liken to the term coach and shares with the audience today some tips on how to energize their marketing and improve their sales effectiveness. “Eighty percent of marketing fails” states Patrick in this segment, “You have to test and sample, test and sample” Many professionals adopt a marketing technique but never test its results, oftentimes just assuming it is working for them. Through ActionCOACH, Patrick is able to help guide his clients through a structured program with an online portal for task management. Patrick also shares with us tips on how to build a stronger team and improve profitability, all concerns for the typical entrepreneur. Patrick specializes in coaching Contractors but does work with business professionals from all areas – get in touch with him today at 813-675-7722 or online at www.actioncoach.com/patrickleask
Our next segment featured Jim Yeager, Owner of Yeager and Company, alongside Charlie the Plumber. Both have been Regular Contributors to the program since the show’s inception in February 2015 and Charlie is always a live wire in studio. Opening up the segment with his thoughts on the recent Presidential debate, Charlie shares with the audience his disdain for Hillary Clinton and his strong commitment to traditional conservative values. After Charlie settles in place, Jim talks about some resources available to Veterans through the University of South Florida and also his involvement in groups that assists Veterans returning to the workforce. Jim and Charlie both are Marines and actively support and promote Veterans returning to the workforce. Charlie is also a former professional wrestler and touches on a few wrestling memories during the final segment. A third generation flooring and remodeling company based in Odessa, Florida – Yeager and Company is your resource for all things construction! They have an amazing showroom located at 2310 Success Dr in Odessa and can be found online at www.yeagerflooring.com!
Our 8am segment saw the return of Jessica Rivelli to #WorkingWomenWednesay with a recap of the Working Women State Conference which saw around 300 in attendance and also gave 3 professionals seed money for their companies. One of which was featured on the program in the second half of the show. Our next guests were Cindi Crisci and Jennifer Howe with the American Cancer Society to discuss the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness walks as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk began in 1993 and has become the largest and most powerful network of breast cancer events in the nation. In its first year, the program rallied 5,000 walkers in two cities to raise $660,000. To date, Making Strides events have raised $594 million for breast cancer programs. In 2015 alone, more than one million walkers across the country raised more than $60 million to help us save more lives from breast cancer. There are nearly 300 Making Strides events in the U.S. This year, the majority of the Making Strides walks will occur in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These events help the American Cancer Society invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research, help women diagnosed with breast cancer, and ensure access to screenings and treatment for women who need them. Walks are scheduled for October 15th at Vinoy Park in Pinellas County at 9am and on October 22nd at the Amalie Arena in Hillsborough at 9am and The Shops at Wiregrass in Pasco at 8:30am on October 22nd. Register and learn more via the links provided and more on the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org!
In our closing segment, we welcomed one of the recipients of the seed money at the Working Women Conference, Sarina Correa. She is the Founder of Pixie Dust Paint Company, an all-natural and eco-friendly paint additive and wax that creates amazing finishes and gives life to old furniture and fixtures. Sarina loves inspiring people to “Restore, Reuse, & Recycle” their home furnishings instead of tossing them to the curb. Pixie Dust is manufactured in Ruskin, Florida and distributed to shops all over the US. Sarina has had a passion for painting and restoring furniture for over 30 years and loves having a creative outlet outside of her personal finance career. She was inspired by painting at a young age and shares the story of how her father, a woodworker, did not like her painting wood products, saying that wood needed a natural look. Painting was her passion though and she developed that into a product line with Pixie Dust. The finish after application gives the product a rustic, aged look that is unique and attractive. Since 2014, she alongside her mother, have continued to grow the business and now have a production facility in Ruskin and are found in several boutique storefronts. The product is usable on wood, metal, and cabinetry work too. She hopes to get the product in front of a major paint distributor in the future too. Check out their product line and some images of painted products at www.pixiedustpaintcompany.com!