In today's economy, we receive more and more inquiries about speakers who can discuss business growth. More importantly, speakers who have owned businesses or held very prominent roles in large companies and have been instrumental in building and growing their organizations. Here are a few of the best:

Howard Behar ---- Howard is the former president of Starbucks where he grew the retail business from 28 stores to more than 400 by the time he was named president. In his book, It's Not About the Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks, Howard outlines and presents examples of exactly what to do on a daily basis.

Jay Goltz ---- Jay has owned and operated business in the Chicago area sine the late 70's. Jay's dedication to maintaining the highest level of service, customer attention and respect. Jay is the author of the insightful book The Street-Smart Entrepreneur: 133 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way. He and his company, Artists Frame Service, are one of 14 featured companies in Bo Burlingham's book, Small Giants: Companies That Choose to be Great Instead of Big.

Daymond John ---- As a dynamic business speaker with over twenty years of hands-on proven business experience, Daymond shares the strategies that continue to bring him financial success. As Founder and CEO, Daymond steered FUBU from a mere concept to a global fashion powerhouse with annual retail sales exceeding $350 million at its peak. Utilizing many of the same tactics commonly used today, Daymond John pioneered the art of integrating fashion, culture, and music nearly twenty years ago. From his then unprecedented guerrilla marketing and branding techniques to the continuously innovative ways in which he uses social media, brand integration, and his expertise on pop culture, Daymond remains a cutting edge business strategist. Today, Daymond is the star of ABC's business reality TV show, "Shark Tank."

Gene Marks ---- Gene owns and operates the Marks Group PC, a highly successful ten-person firm that provides technology and consulting services to small and medium sized businesses. The Marks Group PC, launched in 1994, has grown to help more than 600 companies and thousands of individuals throughout the country. Prior to starting the Marks Group PC Gene, a Certified Public Accountant, spent nine years in the entrepreneurial services arm of the international consulting firm KPMG in Philadelphia where he was a Senior Manager. Gene has written five books on business management, specifically geared towards small and medium sized companies. His most recent is In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash - Simple Lessons from Smart Business People. Nationally, Gene frequently appears on FOX Business, FOX News and CNBC discussing matters affecting the business community. Gene also appears quarterly on MSNBC's "Your Business" program and monthly on various TV outlets in the Philadelphia area.

Barry Moltz ---- Barry Moltz has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 15 years. After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry has branched out into a number of entrepreneurship-related activities. He founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business, describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. It is in its fifth reprint and has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean and Thai. Barry is a nationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has also taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

These individuals know first-hand all the goods and bads of business. Bring their experience to your group.

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