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Finding Success with Steven Franco - Episode 7

Here's the newest episode of "Finding Success with Steven Franco"! In this episode, Steven interviews Sarah Noonan of The Good Life Destin. Sarah is an author, photographer, blogger, podcaster, and creator of the Destin travel site, TheGoodLifeDestin.com. After moving to Destin, she decided to start blogging all things related to Destin! She wanted to help those visiting, as well as locals, know everything there is to know about the area. She has captured Destin like nobody else! Be sure to grab her book "The Ultimate Destin Bucket List".

Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award - 2020 Finalist - MAG Aerospace

We are happy to announce that MAG Aerospace was also one of 10 manufacturing companies named as finalists for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Awards. These awards recognize the state’s high-performing manufacturers. Companies were judged in six categories of criteria, including leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce and operations. Learn more about them in this awesome video!

Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards - 2020 Bronze Winner - Ft Walton Machining

We are happy to recognize Fort Walton Machining, Inc., one of 10 manufacturing companies named as finalists and a 2020 Bronze Winner for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Awards. These awards recognize the state’s high-performing manufacturers. Companies were judged in six categories of criteria, including leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce and operations. Check out this great video!

10 Smart and Practical Ways to Cut Your Overhead Costs

Every small business knows it can be tricky to reduce expenses without sacrificing internal or external quality. If you need to cut your overhead costs, read on to learn what other small business owners' best tips for reducing expenses while maintaining employee and customer satisfaction.

Bootstrapping vs Raising Out of the Gate: The Six Questions to Ask Yourself

A lot of founders debate whether or not they should try to raise capital or get a product up and running—perhaps even get some customers. Well, I’m here to give you a definitive answer. It depends. There’s really no one size fits all answer, but here are a set of questions that can help you clarify a few things.

Angel Investor Firm Actively Seeking Entrepreneurs and Ventures

Airfoil Angels, a Gulf South-based angel investor firm, is actively searching for entrepreneurs and ventures that need seed, startup and growth capital. Airfoil Angels looks at all deals regardless of industry, deal size, or project phase, and is committed to a process-friendly connection between its affiliated investors and entrepreneurs. Learn more at https://www.airfoilangels.com/

I’m Ready to Get Creative With My Business. Now Where Do I Start?

Have you ever heard of design thinking as a process to solve your business's problems? This might be the very inspiration and organization you need to tackle your ideas. Here are 3 tips to get you started.

Small Business Marketing Guide: Everything New and Small Businesses Should Know About Marketing

"Marketing helps people discover the small business, identify the problem that they have and the solution that the business provides as being the solution for them, and don't feel pressured but instead relieved." Check out all the things your business should know about marketing.

"I had matched my 6-figure salary": 4 Moves That Helped This Entrepreneur Take Her Side Hustle Full Time

Vix Reitano just wanted to go to more cycling classes and buy more shoes! Check out her story and leave us a comment on Facebook about your side hustle dreams!

Why Investors Say No - Three Startup Pitch Mistakes That Are Easy To Fix

Speaking to investors can require a language of its own. Word choice is important and even the smallest detail can make or break your startup pitch. Adam Dakin, Managing Director of Dreamit Healthtech, sees founders make the same common pitch mistakes over and over.

5 Qualities to Look for in a Remote Employee

"The fate of your company depends on the wheels that turn it, which makes it imperative that you know how to identify the qualities of a strong REMOTE employee." Check out 5 qualities you should be looking in your next remote hire here!

How to Start a Successful, Minority Woman-Owned Small Business

Starting a small business is no walk in the park — no matter your age, race or gender. However, minority women-owned businesses tend to face additional uphill battles that non-minority business owners don’t. Read on for a list of sources, outside of traditional loans, that women and minorities can tap into to gain capital.