I am focused on four passions:
- My family.
- Serving as a thought leader and speaker on the topic of entrepreneurship mindset.
- Providing car enthusiasts with the very best examples through my dealership, Coastal Auto Connection.
- Leading my family’s longstanding business, Michael’s British, American & Foreign Auto Repair, alongside my dad and 2 brothers through it’s third-generation of ownership and beyond.
What is your company description and what makes your company unique?
How did you get into entrepreneurship?
I am a third-generation entrepreneur so it is in my blood. From a young age, my dad and grandfather taught me what it took to run their business. Summers when I wasn't in school, I spent my time at the family business. After graduating from UCF and working in the public sector supporting entrepreneurs for more than a decade, I decided to go full-time entrepreneur myself...and it has proven to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Why do you do what you do?
To be an inspiration to my daughters and to other aspiring entrepreneurs.
What tools, resources or books have you used to start and/or grow your business?
1 Million Cups
Why did you choose to locate your business in Florida?
I was born and raised in Florida and most of my family lives here. Florida's growing population has provided even more clients to support and I have access to almost all of my supply chain vendors right here in Florida.
What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?
Being an entrepreneur isn't just about owning a business...entrepreneurship is a way of life...it's a mindset that I believe is the key to success in all things in our lives.
How can other entrepreneurs help you?
Connect with me so we can find ways to support each other.