Lessons and anecdotes to prepare the average small business owner for the inevitable pitfalls of running a business.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
Intelligent Office San Francisco, the leading virtual office provider for mobile executives and small businesses, today announced a new partnership with radio personality and best-selling author Tony Wilkins. Intelligent Office will host a series of workshops by Wilkins based on his critically acclaimed book: Surviving the Economy – Practical tips from small business owners from around the world. Wilkins will walk participants through a step-by-step guide to help them grow their businesses.
Wilkins will leverage his 30-year business development experience and small business expertise to provide valuable insights on topics ranging from “Coming out of survival mode – Ten tips for making money in any economy” to “Ten steps for effectively promoting yourself as an expert,” and to offer crucial tips for cold calling, sales, and networking. His coaching, business development workshops and books have enabled countless small business owners to prosper regardless of economic conditions. His Surviving the Economy book examines his and other small business owners’ journeys from near collapse to recovery – with lessons and anecdotes to prepare the average small business owner for the inevitable pitfalls of running a business.
“Many of my colleagues recently found themselves struggling just to pay the rent and in a state of ‘constant whitewater.’ My goal with these workshops is to empower small business owners with an opportunity for making money outside of their normal target audience, and to thrive instead of just survive,” explains Wilkins.
“This partnership is perfectly aligned with Intelligent Office San Francisco’s mission of supporting the local business community,” says Wilson Tandiono, President and CEO Intelligent Office San Francisco. “We want small business owners and independent professionals to succeed. Our virtual office services help them save on overhead costs, work smarter, and project a professional image. We look for every opportunity to deliver more value to our clients and the business community.”
Workshop participants will gain usable knowledge and actionable strategies to help them gain an edge in this competitive business climate. The workshops can be attended via teleconference or in person at Intelligent Office’s new facility at 100 Pine Street in the Financial District of San Francisco. The downtown location is easily accessible to people across the Bay Area.
For more information or to sign up for the workshops, please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4886903861
About Intelligent Office:
Intelligent Office (IO) is the leading virtual office service provider for mobile executives and small businesses in North America. The company is headquartered in Boulder, Colo., and has over 50 locations in North America. IO helps clients grow their businesses and work smarter by combining professional staffing with the physical and technological infrastructure of a virtual office. IO’s executive office suite, virtual office, conference room rental, and virtual receptionist solutions provide support for entrepreneurs, mobile executives, professional services firms, independent contractors, satellite offices, non-profits, and small and home-based businesses. Virtual office services help businesses save on overhead costs and gain flexibility while projecting a professional presence. IO’s à la carte services can scale with a business’s needs and budget, and its cost-effective plans are great for any phase of business – whether starting out, growing, running an established business, downsizing, or branching out to a new territory. For more information on services, go to: http://www.intelligentoffice.com/locations/california/san-francisco/san-francisco.aspx or call 415-745-3300.
About Tony Wilkins:
Tony Wilkins is the author of Telemarketing Success for Small and Mid-sized Firms, The Single Person’s Cookbook, and Surviving the economy – Practical tips from small business owners from around the world.
Tony was a widely read columnist for Allbusiness.com before writing his current column for Examiner.com. He has been featured in the media on Channel 7's (ABC) The View from the Bay, Progressive Pulse Magazine, B.A.R (Bay Area Reporter) and the 10% Show.
Tony is a much sought after lecturer and speaker for The Learning Annex, CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies), and The Academy of Art College -SF. He is the host of the Internet sensation Small Business Forum Radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins), which airs Fridays at 3:30pm and offers tips from small business experts from around the globe. The show made its debut on July 15th, 2011, and boasted an impressive 25,000+ listeners in its first year. In addition, the show (which has a 6-month waiting list for bookings) is consistently ranked in the top 10% of business shows on the network. His guests have included famed singer/songwriter
Julia Fordham, and San Francisco Mayoral Candidates Dennis Herrera, Bevan Dufty and Phil Ting.
Mr. Wilkins is also a noted filmmaker of such films as the critically acclaimed The Mo Diaries, Zelma’s Spirit, Lonesome Town and the upcoming feature length Letters from Lonesome Town. Tony will be launching SBFM (Small Business Forum Magazine-Online) in Spring 2013 to further assist small business owners with low cost advertising options, referrals, and resources.
Finally, for the last 30 years he has been a small business advocate and the owner of TCS Inc., specializing in business development (cold calling, sales, marketing, and promotion), consulting and training (http://www.businessdevelopmentsolutionsintl.com), working with such clientele as Farmers Insurance, SF Soup Co and USI Insurance. Mr. Wilkins was also recently nominated for a Small Business Advocate Award by The San Francisco Small Business Network. Tony recently moderated the District 5 debate sponsored by Nopa+ and the Divisadero Merchants Association http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins/2012/09/27/san-francisco-district-5-debate-live-broadcast.