For the past 16 years, I have been an entrepreneur, focused on starting and growing companies in several different competitive fields of work.
I have helped to found 4 different companies. I have served on the board of directors for 5 different for-profit companies along with 2 not-for-profit companies.
I'm a business owner and an employer. I co-own businesses that have had in excess of 25 employees. We have revenues of over $1,000,000.00 per year and have had individual contracts that totaled over $750,000.00.
I have 5 years of formal education with specialties in accounting and finance and hold degrees in both fields (University of Central Florida).
I hold a license as a State Certified Building Contractor, which required 14 hours of written testing.
I have co-owned a marketing business that had a strong focus on online marketing. We have handled digital strategies and design for businesses, not-for-profit entities and politicians.
I co-host a podcast (This Week in Internet Business) and previously co-hosted another podcast (Internet Business Questions), both of which deal with helping beginner and advanced internet marketers to grow their businesses.
I am a father. I'm constantly teaching anyway ;)
Why learn from me?
I am a life-long learner. I love learning new topics and techniques and then teaching those to others. I love to learn about anything and everything.
I like research. I spend hours each week researching and keeping up on the latest trends in all of the fields that I operate in.
I think like a student. When I teach something, I cover everything, step-by-step. I assume that the student doesn't know anything about a topic, not to offend them, but to be sure that the student has all the information they need to be able to apply whatever it is that we are going over.
I like structure. When you take a course from me, you can rest assured that I have researched a topic, created an outline and planned out a course. I try to keep all of my individual lectures short to help keep your attention and so that you can learn one particular topic or technique and then apply it. I also include written instructions that summarize what we've gone over so that you have yet another way to reinforce the information and apply it.
I like efficiency. I do my best to find the easiest, most practical way to accomplish a task to get maximum results. I focus on finding the most efficient way of doing something and then tech that way, avoiding having too much of a variety just for the sake of variety.
I like to be creative. Creativity is an important part of business. I strive to put creativity into my businesses and use both photography and videography as an outlet for my creative endeavors, both for business and for personal enjoyment.