Listen Now!

Business Talk 24-7

Curated Collection Of The Best Interviews From Our Pensacola Studio

Pensacola Business Radio: Live Florida Gov Con Summit Coverage from Tampa Fl. w/ Solvability and Jenny Clark

Below are a collection of episodes from the live broadcast at the summit as well as what the summit was about with links on how you can get involved with the next one!!






John Marrow/Machine Intelligence, Jeffery Young / Marjau Systems, Robert Shantanoff,CPA


Dell Rabinowitz


Kristy Nevils / Federal Business Coach, Darreli Andre Deloatch / FHMLLC Acquisition Managment


Roderick Duke / Qualis, Dr. Sherilyne E.  Dougherty / DAI Solutions


Steve Natschke / PM Pundit, llc, Gary Lo Duca, CFR, CHFC / Thoughtful Tax Advisors


Wayne Leland nperspective


Samantha Weaver


Final Episode-Wrap Up – Keith Hoffert, Jenny Clark, Pete Blum








  • Host representatives from NASA, PEO-STRI, SOCOM and Prime Contractors, to discuss improving your readiness to become a prime contractor.
  • Close the gaps between subs and primes, and find ways to leverage technology trends such as  Machine Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Sensors, Manufacturing, Cyber-Security and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Address growth issues expert panels to discuss joint ventures, business valuation, pricing and compliance strategies, contracting and HR issues, and the cybersecurity elements that cross all areas.
  • Include a Veteran Connections session to improve collaboration among the veteran transition and entrepreneurship communities.
  • Engage leaders like Sid Fuchs of MacAulay-Brown to share his thoughts on building strategic relationships and Jeff Piersall of i4 Business and Space Coast magazines to discuss how collaboration and partnerships drive growth across Florida.

The Florida GovCon Summit provides the opportunity to bring all these topics together in a two-day event on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29-30, 2017 at the DoubleTree Westshore, Tampa.

The 2017 Florida GovCon Summit will be collaborative and interactive. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with peers, primes, and federal agencies at this premier teaming event!

We Have Jam Packed Days of
Current Topics and Amazing Presenters…


Wednesday, March 29

9:00am Panel: Technology Trends

We’re bringing together subject matter experts in machine intelligence, virtual reality, sensors, space, autonomous vehicles, manufacturing, and software to discuss opportunities and overlaps for federal and commercial markets, and how your company can participate. This panel will feature overview and breakout sessions with the speakers for a more intimate environment.

With John Morrow of Morrow Consultants, Sean Carey of HD Interactive, Michael Ferris of Abacode, John Lambert of Nexutech, Julio Morris of BRIDG, and Jeff Young of Marjau Systems

10:45am Panel: Taking Care of Your Team

With potential changes in the Affordable Care Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal regulations, you could have risks you don’t even know about related to your 401K plan, benefits packages and employment law.   It’s so hard to find qualified employees, and it can be even harder to keep them, and to achieve results for both employees and the organization.  Learn how it all begins with the recruiting and onboarding process, and continues with mentoring and other programs including veteran employment. This panel will feature overview sessions with the speakers for a more intimate environment.

With Michael Valdez of Synergy Wealth Alliance, Mike DeVaux of Keystone Benefits Group, Sheryl Hunter of Hunter Business Law, Carmen Scanlon of Insperity, and Marnice Miller of HCRC

12pm Keynote & Lunch with Jeff Piersall

Jeff Piersall, CEO of SCB Marketing, and author of Dogs Don’t Bark at Parked Cars, shares how to create partnerships and trust to develop a vibrant, collaborative entrepreneurial ecosystem.  SCB publishes i4Business Magazine and SpaceCoast Business Magazine.

1pm Panel: Target to Execute

Figuring out your strategy, determining what to go after and developing a process to manage your pipeline is critical to success in federal contracting.  This panel includes business development, capture and proposal management strategies to help you win more federal contracts.  Panel also includes experts in contract management and security clearance topics.

With Kevin Lancaster of Winvale, Darrell DeLoatch of FHM LLC and David Touchton of Forensic Innovation Center

2pm Panel: Growing your Business Through Joint Ventures

Recent changes in federal regulations have made Joint Ventures and Mentor-Protégé programs more attractive for teammates, and this panel will discuss options and strategies. This panel will feature overview and breakout sessions with the speakers for a more intimate environment.

with Matt Stavish of Republic Capital Access, Donna Huneycutt of Wittenberg Weiner, Todd Overman of Bass, Berry & Sims, and Carolyn Dragseth of DC Contracting Group

3pm Panel: Cost, Pricing and Compliance for Federal Contractors

Every RFP that comes out has a more complicated spreadsheet for your pricing. You keep getting asked about DCAA approved accounting systems, and how you came up with your indirect rates, and where are your policies and procedures. You haven’t been able to find an accountant that understands federal contracting. You’ve got both federal and commercial work, plus a combination of software, training, services and OCONUS work, and the DCAA auditor keeps questioning how you’ve allocated your overhead costs. You’re worried about how to keep up with payroll and billing, you aren’t making the profit you should, and you aren’t sure where to get help with the DCAA issue.

This panel will provide answers with Juli Lopez of Streamline Defense, Jenny W Clark of Solvability, Traci Rowland Shepps of Cordia Partners, Wayne Leland of nPerspective, and Rich Wilkinson of Unanet.

4pm Panel: Business Growth Through Digital Media

How are you using social media for your corporate and social branding? How can you use LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to raise your profile. How are you positioning yourself against competitors with SEO strategies? How are you using contact management and automation tools like Salesforce, Contactually, HubSpot, and other CRM tools to communicate with partners to boost your marketing to clients. profiles, and prospective employees? This panel will feature overview and breakout sessions with the speakers for a more intimate environment.

with Keith Hoffert of Catalyst Group International, John Hamerlinck of Wescat, Pete Blum of Solvability, and Brook Borup of My Clone Solution.

5pm Speaker & Reception

What is the future of the federal community across Florida? How are we connecting our federal contracting organizations, our economic development groups, federal agencies, military bases, our military and veterans to create a strong and sustainable economic base?

with Tommy Simon of Technology Brokers & Advisors, Lisa Monnet of Tampa Bay Defense Alliance, and Beau Higgins of Amazon

VETERAN’S CONNECTIONS DAY (Wednesday, March 29th)

9am Veteran Connections Keynote: The Value of a Veteran

Paul Huszar, President and CEO of VetCor, Army Veteran, and Veteran advocate will kick off Veteran Connections with the story of The Value of a Veteran.

9:30am Veteran Connections: Getting in Touch with the Community

One of the main issues Veterans face is getting in touch with the companies looking to hire them. Find out what is going on in the community and where to find the movers and shakers!

10am Veteran Connections LinkedIn Workshop: How to Find Veterans

If you’re searching but can never find the right Veteran candidate that you’re looking for then you need to learn how to laser focus your searches. LinkedIn expert Pete Blum will show you how.

10:30 Veteran Connections: Veteran Entrepreneurship

Jeff Goble, Principal at JeffGobleSpeaks.Com and Veteran Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Tampa Bay WaVE will talk to us on the process and challenges of entrepreneurship. We will also learn about programs and opportunities in Tampa to get started.

11am Veteran Connections: Veteran Resources Panel

There are many resources in our community. Everyone knows about some of them. We want to establish the resource road map you need in order to succeed. This panel breaks down many of the resources Veterans are looking for and stands ready to support our Veterans. Stay tuned for even more on the Veteran Connections Network!

11:30 Lunch Break

1pm Veteran Connections Revolver

Have you come locked and loaded to network? This speed networking session will spin you through several tables of Veterans and businesses where you get  a chance to introduce yourself, tell everyone what you do and what you are there for! Bring your business cards!

2pm Veteran Connections LinkedIn Workshop: Building a Better Profile

LinkedIn expert Pete Blum takes you through building a profile that will attract attention and communicate what is really needed to gain an edge.

2:30pm Veteran Connections: Veteran Opportunities

This panel will talk about career opportunities for Veterans.

3:30pm Veteran Connections LinkedIn Workshop: Networking

LinkedIn expert Pete Blum takes you through networking essentials for success.

4:00pm Veteran Connections: A Healthy Mind and Body Panel

Taking care of our Veterans and making them part of the community is about more than just helping them find a job. This panel talks about programs that are about healing, health, and fitness. Getting Veterans active and engaged with community after returning home is something we all need to be a part of.

Thursday, March 30

9am Panel: Success Strategies

What are your strategies for success in federal contracting? How do you leverage GSA schedules? Should you put all your energy into becoming a prime contractor using 8A, Hubzone, SDVOSB, VOSB, WOSB and other small business credentials? How can you use Cost Plus Contracting to expand your business?

with Billy Hogan of AC4S,  Sherilyne Dougherty of DAI SolutionsBrian Butler of VISTRA, and Rod Duke of Qualis Corporation.

10am Panel: Cyber 360

Everything we do has a cyber risk, with new regulations and standards coming out from all areas. Panel includes Cybersecurity, Cyber Law, HIPPA and FISMA requirements, DFARs 252.204.7012 Compliance, and network security practices. This panel will feature overview and breakout sessions with the speakers for a more intimate environment.

with Lisa Shasteen of Shasteen & Percy PA, Jonathan Hard of H2L Solutions, Michael Whitcomb of Loricca, Rick Roman of Gulf Coast Underwriters, Michael Ferris of Abacode, Angel Rojas of DataCorps

11:30am Keynote & Lunch with Sid Fuchs 

Sid Fuchs, President and CEO of MacAulay-Brown, and author of Get Off the Bench discusses how to create value through relationships. 

12:30pm Panel: Maximizing Your Value for Exit

When asked about their exit strategy, most small business CEOs say they’re planning to be acquired by a large prime contractor, and that their backup plan is to do an ESOP.  What’s your plan?  How do you find a buyer when you really can’t announce your intention?  What steps do you need to take NOW so that your company valuation will match the number you have in your head?
This panel will feature quick overviews from each panelist and then breakout sessions so you can discuss in smaller groups.
Subject matter experts include Brendon Dibella of StreetShares, Susan Gabay of Bluestone Capital Partners, Dorothy Tucker of Warren Averett, John M. Leitch of Winquest Engineering, Jason Northcutt of Bass, Berry & Sims, and Edward Spenceley of Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch.


1:30pm Co-opetition Strategy Session

Success in federal contracting requires creating a team of partners watching the market for opportunities. This collaborative session provides discussion of how to create a peer alliance focused on growth.

  • Partnering with commercial organizations (in a role as Sub or as JV partners)
  • Business Model Innovations
  • Better leverage the SBIR program
  • Changing Industry/Company Cultures

Hosted by Mark Swanson of Lane Five Ventures

2:30pm Panel: Are You Ready to Prime?

You’ve got the past performance, the teams, GWACs, GSA Schedules and are working on Mentor-Protégé and Joint Ventures.  It’s frustrating not to hear back from prime contractors as you are trying to develop relationships and teams.  Is it you?  Are you begging for work, or are you finding the need and the agency’s budget and determining how to carve out a new program and revenue?  Discover what agency and prime contractor representatives expect from you, before you can be considered “Ready to Prime.” This panel will feature overview and breakout sessions with the speakers for a more intimate environment.

 With Tara Wagner of PEO STRI, Chris Harrington of SOCOM, Joyce McDowell of NASA-KSC, Carolyn Fries of Doolittle Institute/Eglin, Garth Arevalo of Lukos, Rob Watson of Northrop Grumman, Pete Davis of MacAulay-Brown, Tony Land of Ironclad Technology Services, Bob Yuill of Yuill Strategic Solutions, and Terry Meier of Raytheon. 

Vendor Marketplace All Day Includes 1:1 time with our event partners listed below.

Let’s make it Fun, Interactive and Productive:

No one can set aside all day for both days. Attend the sessions you can. Set up meetings with your own partners during the event – there is pleanty of room to host your own small groups.

  • BUSINESS RADIO-X: Keith Hoffert of Business Radio-X will be in attendance again this year.  We’ll be adding a link so you can join the show. Get more exposure for your company by being on the air with Keith, and sending links to the show out afterwards.
  • Teaming Talks – your target areas, your socio-economic statuses, your past performance – and let’s share that information so you can have some teaming discussions.
  • Shared Capabilities PDF – will provide a downloadable document with your company profile for Small Business VIP registrations.
  • This is NOT the same old conference – we’re looking for your ideas how to make the best use of your time. Contact Listing in excel format – will be provided to all attendees after the event.

You Can’t Miss This

Focused exclusively on small business strategies for the federal marketplace, Florida GovCon Summit will broaden your thinking and provide actionable insights. Just as important as discussions with the thought leaders in attendance will be the opportunity to pursue these and other issues with your peers—fellow defense and aerospace contractors from companies with $500K to to $30 million in Revenue.

You’re NOT A STARTUP, and you don’t want to hear the same old stuff:

You’ve got active subcontracts, you’ve set up teaming agreements and even part of the way through Joint Ventures, Mentor-Protege and GSA Schedules.  You’ve got great past performance and you’re building your pipeline.  You’ve got most of your infrastructure in place.  But every time you get past one obstacle, you find out about another one!  You’re especially worried about being locked out of the market because you can’t get on the right contract vehicle!  And all this is costing so much time and money.  We’re determined to help you find the answers you need so you can walk away with an action plan and a broader range of teammates and opportunities.

Don’t miss out – space is limited.


To see what happened last year go to

BRX Studios Pensacola – Contact  or visit

Get in on the discussion -Click to join the Florida GovCon Community on LinkedIn.

Sponsor your own Radio In My Booth with BRX- Pensacola  — See what it looks like here  contact Keith @ 8502889959 or


Pensacola Business Radio: Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Series-Guests: Hong Tran/Baptist Health Care

Hong Tran is the Operations Services Director for the Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute of Baptist Health Care. She is involved in the development and implementation of growth and operational strategies for the cardiovascular service line. She has been in the health care industry for over 12 years. In addition, she is a co-lead of the Team Member Engagement culture team, who focuses on efforts to retain top talent in the organization.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Hong is an active member of the community. She has a passion for mentorship and community advocacy. Hong serves on numerous boards, most recently as President of the Pensacola Young Professionals, a dynamic and driving force in the area. During her tenure, Mentor Pensacola, a mentorship program dedicated to connecting young professionals and community leaders, was implemented. In addition, she is a volunteer and Chair-Elect of the Northwest Florida Big Brothers Big Sisters Board. Hong is a graduate of Leadership Pensacola and Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida Class VI. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of Connect Florida’s Institute Program and on the Connect Florida Board of Directors.

Hong holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and dual Masters (MBA and MA) from the University of West Florida. Hong is a foodie and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Kolleen Edwards Chesley has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and spent the majority of her career as a financial advisor. In that role, Kolleen was responsible for finding her own clients and quickly learned the value of networking, networking, and even more networking. It was in 2004 and during her sales career that she, along with two other professional business women met for lunch with the purpose of helping to motivate each other after Hurricane Ivan had blown through our area and changed not only the physical landscape of the area, but also impacted the business landscape as well. Out of that lunch was born what is now a thriving not-for-profit organization for business women.


Kolleen currently serves full-time as the Founding Director of what was originally called Women’s Business Lunch and is now known as Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast. The organization advocates a culture of confidence building, lifelong learning, collaboration, empowering others and a spirit of charitable giving. The mission of Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is to promote, advance and improve women in business and the organization accomplishes these in a number of different ways.

–             Monthly networking meetings in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze. These are open to all women and free to attend. We run a structured meeting with open networking, an educational segment, a sponsor presentation, an opportunity to hear about the businesses of all attendees, and a whole lot of fun. We frequently hear from attendees that these meeting are chock full of value and a great way to build new relationships to help support their businesses.

–             Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Magazine. We are in our third year of production of the magazine and our goal is for this to be a quarterly publication. Each edition features interviewees of local successful leaders in business who share their honest thoughts on leadership, success, obstacles, and inspiration as it relates to women in business. We also include other articles on leadership, networking, and other skill development. It is geared for anyone in business or looking for business motivation and tips.

–             Annual Pursue Your Passion Women’s conference. To help celebrate National Business Women’s Week, we hold a full day conference during the third week of October along with several other events leading up to the conference. We feature a national keynote speaker, several local successful leaders in business, along with Speed Networking, an Experience Hall, structured and unstructured networking exercises and plenty of laughter, relationship building and excitement. Our attendees are not only motivated by the conference but they leave with tangible tips they can take back and implement in their businesses to lead them to success.

–             Power Up Challenge is a 12 week educational series where we hold classes once a week for an hour and a half focused around four main areas of business: Networking, Marketing, Business Efficiency, and Sales Skills. Open to men and women and all classmates (whether they attend in person or not) receive the full audio recording of each class along with class notes, expanded notes, and extra resources. Classes are affordable and attendees are elated with the amount and quality of the information that is shared.

–             Women in Leadership radio podcast show – sponsored by Pensacola Business Radio X. We hold shows twice a month and bring in mostly women but some men for in-depth interviews. Interviewees share their advice on topics such as mentoring, keys to success, time management tools, personal mantras and favorite inspirations, and what men can do to help support women in business.

Membership in Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is also available. Contact for more information or visit our website at or Facebook at Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast.







Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode: Giffney Nagel, Community Builder / cowork@nnex

Giffney Nagel, Community Builder / Cowork@nnex
13 Palafox Place, 32502

First things first. This ain’t my first marketing rodeo.

I’ve pretty much done it all—sales, marketing, content, social, digital, managing creative teams and delivering results for start-ups and Fortune 50 companies alike.

A veteran of the field and office, I’ve got plenty of lessons-learned,
successes, and failures under my belt.


 Join cowork@nnex and become part of a community of tech-savvy, innovative, entrepreneurial people buzzing with creative collaboration.



Karen McLouth

Community Manager



17 S. Palafox Place

Suite 300, 3rd floor of the Brent building

E-mail for a visit to our space!




Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode: Guest- Kenneth Hudson / 2 4 6 Meals To Go



2 4 6 Meals To Go is an alternative food concept for busy families to be able to eat a delicious home-cooked meal in the comfort of their homes. Come pick up our fresh pre-cooked meals and spend time with your family tonight!
Welcome to 2 4 6 Meals To Go! After 25 years of working for various restaurant chains, I decided to take the risk to becoming a small business owner. As a dedicated husband and a father to three beautiful children, I know how busy the average household is.
Read More…

Kenneth Hudson



About us

Marketing for the modern age. At Xceptional U, we pride ourselves on being able to develop innovative marketing tactics and solutions for our clients. But Xceptional U is more than just a typical advertising agency. It’s because we have so much more to offer than a typical agency. YES! We have nationwide and regional media-buying specialists. YES! We conduct primary and secondary market research. YES! We offer total web development and hosting capabilities. YES! We offer complete audio and video production studios near you and on site. …And…………………………….. YES! We are the leading Google™ certified agency based in Central Florida. Our approach is simple. We monitor consumer trends and the marketplace in great detail to ensure the recommendations we make are well-researched, expertly planned, economically feasible and perfectly executed. We are not afraid to try something new, but are cautious to make sure it is in the right direction. Which is really the ultimate goal of everything we do: help our clients find the right direction.


Search Engine Optimization, Web Design, 3D Printing, Print Services, Direct Mail, and Brand Management

Today’s market provides ample challenges for businesses in reaching consumers: increasing competition, commoditization, disloyalty, and government oversight. We are here to create an ever-changing landscape when it comes to generating consumer traffic, leads, and proving ROI making consumer marketing an uncertainty.  So many companies have more than new consumers to win over — they have to reach existing customers and past clients while maintaining a referral base as well. The pressure is not on companies to perform — it’s on the brands to drive traffic. Gulf Coast Media is your single destination to be that force driving your sales through your brand. Gulf Coast Media is here for all of your print, design and web services needs.


Pensacola Business Radio: Guests-ROCKdotVOSS, Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss Talk B.S. Incorporated

View image on Twitter

“Michael and Jennifer have been responsible for all press releases and company communication, and serve as my ongoing editing team. There is a reason they have provided communication support for some of the most recognized CEOs in the U.S. – I wouldn’t trade them for the world.” Johnnie Hernandez, entrepreneur and former Fortune 50 executive

Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss have a shared, lifelong passion for storytelling. They have had the good fortune to work for and with companies that span industries and impact, where they have spearheaded global communication strategy and execution for more than 20 years. In 2013, they struck out on their own to form the communications agency ROCKdotVOSS, and to finish their debut novel – “B.S., Incorporated.” The novel has been called “a rich combination of comedy, ingenuity and sass” and was named one of the 10 Best Business Books of 2016 by The book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and via /

We are storytellers.

Our shared passion for captivating audiences goes back – way back – to when Jennifer published haikus in her first-grade newsletter, and Mike entertained other kids on the school bus with his creative fiction.

Not surprisingly, our jones for storytelling fueled our individual career paths, where we held roles in journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing and corporate communications. Along the way, we had the good fortune to work for and with companies that spanned industries and impact – from privately held start-ups to Fortune 50 powerhouses.

Our paths crossed at Best Buy, where – for more than a decade, we led the Internal Communications function and spearheaded all communications strategy and execution for the company’s 170,000 employees. We counseled and collaborated with senior executives, managed a network of global communication vehicles and events, and developed strategies to ensure the success of complex initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, international expansion and corporate re-organizations. Somewhere in the midst of it all, we found time to effectively communicate four CEO transitions and build a groundbreaking internal social media program.

Then we struck out on our own, using our combined 40+ years of experience as strategists and communicators to form ROCKdotVOSS – an agency dedicated to helping tell your company’s story.

Because whether you’re looking to boost employee engagement, increase your close rate or entertain the other kids on the bus, it always starts with a great story.

See our Services page for more about what we do and how we can help. Or contact us directly at or

Pensacola Business Radio: Guests-Duke Runyan, Feasible Concepts, Inc.

Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor

Duke Runyan

Mission Statement
Building a “Super Business Accelerator”To Enable and Empower Entrepreneurs

Vision Statement
Building a Million Businesses over the next Century, through
harnessing the emerging technologies of: 1)Leadership Development,
2)Crowdfunding, and
3)Internet Marketing,
to automate the Startup Process(as nearly
as humanly possible).

The Product
Our product is the Strategic Development of Enterprises, from Startup to Exit Strategy.

We are building a Better Business Accelerator, harnessing the huge untapped power of human potential with Transformational Personal Leadership Development.

The Market
Startups | High Growth | Turnarounds

The Competition
Our competitors are the highly successful Accelerators in the
high-tech corridors. Our strategy is to join them not compete with
Our executives are thought leaders in their fields with decades
of experience to bring to bear on any situation, problem or potential.
We can help the players break out from the pack with our “Afterburner Effect”.

A high performance aircraft must put out 110% power on take off. Once
at altitude, the pilot can throttle back to cruise speed, about 75% power.
So it is
with a Startup, max throttle at take off but in it for the long haul! You makeover a company by
making over the people. We mine the untapped potential of people.

Company History

Feasible Concepts, Inc. (FCI) is in the business of:
1)creating businesses &
2) strategically developing businesses.
FCI was founded by W Ron Tucker, PhD.

Since 1989, FCI’s services have been:

1) performing feasibility studies,
2) writing business plans,
3) management consulting &
4) adverse financial consulting.

Over the last five decades, Feasible Concepts, Inc. has turned around
over 5,000 ailing businesses through re-financing and/or
re-structuring them. “Doctor Ron” has never lost a patient, including
over 200 personally-owned Startup companies, created and managed to a
successful conclusion.

Dr Tucker has been in business since 1962, a period of 52 years,
originally operating under Enterprise Consultants, Inc. later changing
to Feasible Concepts, Inc. in 1989. He has operated primarily under
that name in many different kinds of businesses.

F.C.I. also developed land for residential and housing projects as well
as constructing those facilities.

Past projects have included:
*10,000 homes for “Ticos” in Costa Rica and funding for 286 factories in

*Initial funding for Disney World

*financial consultant to the Astronauts

The plan for FCI is to become more of a formal Business Accelerator, now offering our in-house services to the
general public.
FCI is researching, and intends to develop, the latest
Internet technology for marketing and crowd-funding.
FCI Consults on
the complete Strategic Development of the Enterprise.

FCI has multiple projects in the planning stages and is gearing up for the launch of it’s new venture, “Victory Garden Villas”, a
trend-setting conceptual residential community.

The coming post-petrodollar economic environment will be turbulent
and challenging but, by cooperating in a community effort, we intend
for our clients to actually prosper.

Company Goals and Objectives
We will create value by automating the process and creating a Million
Businesses over the next Hundred Years.
“Every Man A Millionaire”
The first year FCI intends to raise $100M to fund the first hundred Startups for 2016. WE are seeking 100 partners @$1M each to fund the first phase.

Company Ownership Structure
FCI is a privately held company with fewer than 10 shareholders.

The Product
Our products are ideas, money, knowledge, training and experience (over
a hundred years of experience) and the ability to put them all
together to make money, create jobs, and fulfill dreams.

Future Projects
To build a chain of fly-in sub-divisions ranging from Florida, to
Canada, To California and back to Florida.

*Regional Charter/Freight airline in the Caribbean

*an Uber type service for boat owners

*crypto-currencies:hedging the dollar

*gold as an alternative emergency currency

*Alkaline water stores

*film & tv production- currently representing Posse Films, LLC (

Marketing Plan

The Target Market
Entrepreneurs in need of funding, guidance, or a solution to a problem.

Location Analysis
We are global. Our Franchise leadership development company has 400 locations throughout the world.

Established Customers
In fifty-two years, over 5,000 satisfied companies which were saved
from going out of business.

Price under the market but deliver greater quality. Under-promise and

Advertising- Social Media Marketing to the 325M members of Linkedin

Competitor Analysis

The Competitors
Most competitors are known as Incubators and are run by government or
non-profit basis.
FCI is more of an Accelerator, a for-profit venture
with top level expertise in Corporate Leadership, Business, Finance
and technology bringing a dynamic startup atmosphere to the table.

Competitor Strategies
Most incubators advertise and wait for the client to come to them. FCI
will pro-actively create businesses and recruit, train, and develop
Entrepreneurs. Being an entrepreneur is not easy but nothing
worthwhile is easy. It is not complex. Anybody can do it.

The Three Cs of a Startup:
We help with all three.
All we need is people who just want to
better their position in life. Our programs are like the combination to the vault where you have your potential stored. You cannot access
your full potential without the combination to the vault.

Pensacola Business Radio: Guests – Mike D. Snell: Gentlemen vs Swag, LLC

Michael Snell / GVS

At Michael Snell Clothiers, we utilize the best materials and offer superior workmanship and quality. We specialize in providing bespoke tailored menswear to include overcoats, vests, waistcoats, tuxedos, dress shirts, trousers, and footwear. Our highly rated customer service will ensure satisfaction to the gentleman with the most discerning taste.
 Michael Snell Clothiers and Michael Snell Bespoke is a veteran-owned business based in Seoul, Korea. Our family of master tailors and cobblers have over 50 years of experience creating luxury goods. We offer a wide variety of seasonal fabrics that will accommodate all of your custom garment needs. All of our products are offered in standard size and beposke tailored and we back every product with a Perfect Fit Guarantee. Why not let Michael Snell Clothiers handle all of your clothing needs?

Pensacola Business Radio: Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Series-Guest: Dr. Kennedy / Assistant Vice President and Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of West Florida

Dr. Kennedy
Assistant Vice President and Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of West Florida.
She provides leadership and oversight to Counseling and Psychological Services, Recreation and Sports Services, Student Health Services, Wellness Services, and holds the status of Chief Mental Health Officer at the University.  She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at George Mason University.  She received her license as a Psychologist in 2000.  She has taught both at UWF and Niagara University and presented continuing education workshops on issues such as Work-life Balance and Treatment of Trauma.  Inspired by the book
Lean In she began a women’s professional development and support meeting for staff, faculty and graduate student employees at UWF in 2014.  

Kolleen Chesley

Founding Director/Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast

Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is an organic networking and professional development not-for-profit started in 2004. Our mission is to promote, advance and improve women in business.

We execute our mission in three ways:
1. Monthly FREE networking meetings for women in both Pensacola and Gulf Breeze.
2. Annual Pursue Your Passion conference featuring nationally recognized keynote speaker along with presentations by several local community leaders, an exciting experience hall, speed learning, and other interactive activities. (sponsor opportunities available).
3. Quarterly printed full-color magazine with in-depth interview articles of successful Gulf Coast women, educational content articles and membership spotlights.

See our website and our Facebook pages for more information.

Email to connect!

Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode: Erik Hansen, Hansen Real Estate Team and Golfing for a Cause

I am a true Pensacola native, and have lived only one other place in my entire life. In 2001, my wife (Angie) and I moved to Orlando to start college and life as a married couple. I jumped into real estate while I was still in college at the University of Central Florida in Orlando back in 2003. After a year learning the real estate business and finishing up at UCF, I joined up with Keller Williams Realty in East Orlando and began really building my business. I partnered up with a Team Leader which catapulted me to the top in a very short time period. In the summer of 2013, after being back in Pensacola since 2009, I jumped back into real estate. In January 2016, I rejoined Keller Williams Realty with my entire team. Since that summer of 2013, I have built a successful real estate team that consistently produces in the TOP 10 of real estate teams in Pensacola. We currently have a Buyer Team Manager (Brent Scott), Buyer Specialist (Renee Decker, Stephanie Oliver, Jordan Simmons), a full time Transaction Coordinator (Bethany Christian), Listing Team Manager (Angie Hansen), Listing/Marketing Assistant (Mikayla Holmes), and an Inside Sales Agent (Courtney Zamudio). The team approach gives a level of service unmatched by the average single agent. Our staff and Buyer Specialists have the skills and experience to handle all your real estate needs! In 2016, our team closed 120 transactions and are on track for 180 transactions in 2017.

Looking to purchase your first home or downsizing into a smaller home? We can help. Thinking about investing in real estate to build wealth and a retirement? We have the plan for you. Seeking an experienced team to sell your home using a proven marketing approach? We offer a full service listing and marketing plan to get your home sold quickly, with the fewest problems and for the highest possible price. Selling real estate is a science and we have the system in place to get you the most money for your home!

In addition to being passionate about real estate, I love giving back to my community, traveling with the family to explore new destinations, watching football with friends in the fall, relaxing on Pensacola Beach in the summer, and occasionally playing (attempting to play) golf! My wife, son Peyton and I attend Cokesbury United Methodist Church here in Pensacola. I am the current Golf Tournament Committee Chariman and we recently raised over $10,000 for three local charities. My wife, Angie, is on the Board at Cokesbury Children’s Center, where our son attends pre-school. I am also a member of the Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club, which raises over $50,000 for local charities every year at events such as HogFest in the Spring and Dragon Boat Festival in the summer. We have a ton of fun giving back to our community and want to teach our son the importance of faith, family and community involvement.

Contact The Hansen Team today to learn more about how we can best serve your Pensacola area real estate needs! (850) 377-2201 or send email to We guarantee to provide you with a professional level of service no matter what your needs, and we look forward to meeting with you soon!

Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode: UWF talks Archeology Month and Pensacola’s Discovery of De Luna Settlement.

Michael Thomin

Mike Thomin is the manager of the Destination Archaeology Resource Center. He is also a regular writer for the Unearthing Florida radio program broadcast on NPR member stations across the state of Florida. Mike received his B.A. in history from the University of West Florida and is currently seeking a Masters degree in the UWF Public History graduate program with a museum studies specialization. Mike has spent nearly a decade in the museum field, is a Certified Guide with the National Association of Interpretation, and has worked with several organizations on heritage interpretative projects and programs across the state including the Florida Anthropological Society, Florida Division of Historical Resources, Florida State Parks, U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service. He has curated a number of museum exhibits on a range of diverse topics from piracy in the Gulf of Mexico to the roles women played in Northwest Florida during the Great Depression. He currently serves on FPAN’s Archaeological Tourism Task Force and on the Trail of Florida Indian Heritage Board of Directors. His research interests include Mississippian period southeastern Native Americans, maritime history of the Gulf of Mexico during Florida’s Territorial Period, public history, and public archaeology.

Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Florida Public Archaeology Network’s mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study and public understanding of Florida’s archaeological heritage through regional centers. The FPAN Coordinating Center is located in downtown Pensacola while other regional centers are located throughout the state of Florida.

The Northwest Region serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, and Gulf Counties.

The Northwest Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network is hosted by the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and it shares offices with the Network Coordinating Center in the historic L&N Marine Terminal at 207 East Main St.

Archaeology Institute

The Archaeology Institute at the University of West Florida is an educational, research and service facility concerned with the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of the northwest Florida region. The Institute has a professional staff of nine archaeologists, a computer graphics/GIS analyst, a marine captain/dive safety officer and an office manager. Additional staff and students are regularly employed through grant and contract funds.

Garner Luna Discovery 211x317

UWF Announces Discovery of Luna Settlement

The University of West Florida recently identified the archaeological site of the Luna settlement – the first multi-year European settlement in the United States – in a developed neighborhood in Pensacola. The artifacts discovered are evidence of the Spanish settlement by Tristán de Luna y Arellano from 1559 to 1561, the earliest multi-year European colonial settlement ever archaeologically identified in the United States. Read more from the UWF Newsroom and at