Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) February 8, 2008
The Canisius College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) program hosted a lecture, entitled "Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Business Owners," on Thursday, January 24 in the renowned Montante Cultural Center. Keynote speakers, Michael Hardy and Stefano Grossi, both successful business owners and entrepreneurs delivered an empowering and passionate presentation discussing goal setting, accountability, technology, marketing, branding and financial planning.
"There is something very empowering about seeing a couple of young guys in the same age category as myself involved with successful businesses. It is very much appreciated that they are willing to share their experiences and tools rather than keeping everything to themselves. They are two truly inspirational people with a genuine interest, and understanding, of the role community, support, and encouragement plays in building a successful business. These gentlemen integrate a style of thinking and practice not readily found in the business world," said Melis Goff, a Buffalo resident and business owner.
A 2000 graduate of Canisius College, Michael Hardy is a certified financial planner and partner at Alan R. Mollot Associates Ltd. He works with small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them create financial leverage, which can lead to stability, wealth and personal freedom.
"What i have learned over my short years in business is that entrepreneurship comes from a deep place within each one of us, and it is aroused by living our purpose full out. The meeting at Canisius was an attempt to inspire the audience to link their passion in life to their purpose and practice their unique abilities confidently throughout life. It is within this rhythm that one can experience true freedom."
Stefano Grossi is also a 2000 graduate of Canisius College, and founder and director of Grossi Web. The Atlanta-based search marketing company helps market U.S.-based companies in emerging and international markets. Grossi discussed the importance and key principles to effective branding as well as how to consistently rank on the first page of the major search engines and drive qualified traffic to a company's Web site all while maximizing the dollar.
"It was a really great opportunity to share a taste of my passion for business building and marketing in an incredible venue and an inspiring crowd. Witnessing the sharpness and acuity of the today's students really excites me about the future of our country founded on creative vision and entrepreneurial sacrifice."
Dr. Patricia Hutton, Canisius professor and faculty advisor of SIFE commented on the evening's presentation. "The presentation was a big success but more than anything this accents the hunger for this type of knowledge and education in the community. Individuals want more, particularly more about technology, and financial planning!!"
The Canisius SIFE team is one of more than 1,800 teams on college campuses in 40 countries. It is a non-profit organization that creates economic opportunities in their respective communities through the organization of outreach projects that teach market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills and business ethics.
About Grossi Web Consulting
Grossi Web Consulting is a full service Global Internet Marketing agency. By delivering sound business processes merged with technological creativity, Grossi Web Consulting helps clients develop and implement profitable online strategies. Grossi Web Consulting's global internet marketing services range from complete full service marketing agency support to individual projects such as Web Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click Management (PPC), Interactive TV Advertisements, eCommerce Development, Custom Application Development and more.
For more information on Grossi Web Consulting, visit http://www.GrossiWeb.com or call 1.888.Grossi1.
About Michael Hardy
Michael J Hardy, CFP is a partner of the firm Alan R. Mollot Associates, Ltd. He is a certified financial planner who works with Business owners and entrepreneurs in helping them achieve financial freedom in their lives. For more information visit http://www.mollot.com
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