When you live in a tropical environment its always nice to have a slight break from the humidity and heat. These mornings of late I have been waking up to temperatures in the low 70’s and very little humidity, which is a welcome reprieve, as it has been a long hot summer with lots of humidity.
Looking forward to the Fall here on the Sun-coast there are festivals to attend, concerts to go to, and of course comfortable walks on our beautiful beaches complemented by the best sunsets. Below is a list of just a few things coming up
Wednesday Oct 19th Sarasota Orchestra Presents Breaking Bad – 5:30 pm | $38-$80 Holley Hall 709 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 Every villain has a backstory, and even storybook heroes find themselves Breaking Bad. Join the Orchestra for an evening illuminating the tragic tales of misunderstood monsters and good guys gone bad. Selections include music from Wizard of Oz to Frankenstein to Phantom of the Opera as well as the theme to the popular television series of the same name.
Friday October 21st Sun Fiesta in Venice “Celebrate America” – 5:00 pm | Free Centennial Park 200 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34289 Sun Fiesta in downtown Venice, Florida is a 44 year tradition. Theme this year is ‘Celebrate America’…a salute to active duty troops and veterans. True family event with everything from Bed Races, parade, free entertainment, Kids Korner, Arts and Crafts vendors, food, beer tent, Miss Sun Fiesta Pageant, Auction and Raffle. Admission is free.
Saturday October 22nd Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – 7:30 am | Sign up and make a donation of any monetary amount. Sarasota Polo Club 8201 Polo Club Lane Sarasota, FL 34240 Registration begins at 7:30 am, walk begins sharply at Noon. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society for research, prevention, detection, resources and services for breast cancer. www.MakingStridesWalk.org/SarasotaManatee visit us and sign up a team today! Contact us to volunteer at
One of the community’s favorites Hunsaders Pumpkin Festival is October 15 & 16, 22 & 23 and 29 & 30 , 2016 9 am – 5 pm http://www.hunsaderfarms.com/pumpkin-festival
To see more of whats going on in October here is a great resource
An Opportunity To Purchase The Assets Of A Four Year Old Salon On An Urban Main Street in Southwest Florida. This Opportunity Has 6 Stylist Stations, 4 Sinks and is in a leased 1350 sq ft in line location. Owner Is Retiring And This Is For Location Lease, Leasehold Improvements And Equipment Only. Great Opportunity For An Existing Salon To Relocate To.
Under $120,000 And Owner Will Finance With 50% Down
If Interested Email Me [email protected] And I Will Gladly Send You An NDA .
As the long hot summer begins it’s always nice to have a business that helps folks cool off. Ice cream shops and yogurt shops have all been effective options but several years ago the self-service yogurt shop came on the scene and their funky flavor combinations and ease of customization have allowed the segment to soar in popularity. If you have been looking at one of these concepts as an option and have questions on availability of opportunities in the category, please reach out to me at [email protected]
With this sector being so popular there are also many different ways to structure the financing end of the purchase. From SBA to Self-Funding through a ROBS Program I can assist in the entire process.
[Infographic] Industry Report: Frozen Yogurt Shops
June 28, 2016 by Guidant Financial
An important set of questions to ponder…
The Business Plan:
This is a compilation of documents that support your long term (5 year) plans. It is comprised of the following bulletpointed items*, each of which we will discuss in length over the next several posts.
1) The Executive Summary
2) Detailed Company Description
3) Market Analysis
4) Explanation of Services or Products Offered
5) Marketing and Sales
6) Financial Projections/ Proforma
* I am using information sources from my many years of working in business but am including very good information from the SBA, which should be a primary resource for any startup entrepreneur.
As I’m growing my business I am overcome with frustration, concern, fear, and even doubt at times. Through this I must remain engaged and plugged into my “vision” for the business.
There are so many distractions and they come in the form of news, propaganda, rumor, etc. We as entrepreneurs must stay committed to the vision or the “why” of our plan. I have found that having a group of like minded people surrounding me is of great help. Surround yourself with like minded mentors, men and woman who have been through the startup and know what obstacles can be thrown in your path, and the solutions and tools for navigating these obstacles. They can be called many things; think tanks, mastermind groups, accountability partners. Whatever you want to call this group doesn’t matter, what matters is that you have them on your side.
Now get out there and get to work putting together this team of wise counselors and if there’s anything I can do to help, send me a message.