Author Stephanie A. Wynn- Book Signing!!

We are happy to announce that author and business consultant Stephanie A. Wynn will be here at Books at Park Place on Saturday, September 9th from 2pm to 5pm. She will be here signing copies of her new book “Readi, Set-Go! A Simple Guide to Establishing A Successful Business.” 

WHAT:   Readi Set- Go! Book Signing with                   Stephanie A. Wynn

WHEN: Saturday, September 9th, 2pm-                       5pm

WHERE:  Books at Park Place, 10468 Roosevelt Blvd. N. (in the Gateway Crossings shopping center) St. Petersburg, FL  33716

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: Books at Park Place (727) 388-9093 or

For more info about Stephanie A. Wynn or “Readi Set-Go!” then visit




Author Signing-Stephanie A. Wynn

What are your 3rd quarter goals? Do you want to establish your small business? Do you aspire to become an entrepreneur? Come meet local author Stephanie A. Wynn and pick up an autographed copy of her book Readi-Set Go! A Simple Guide To Establishing A Successful Small Business at Books at Park Place 10648 Roosevelt Blvd N. St. Petersburg, FL 33716. Saturday September 9th from 2pm-5pm.  Hope to see you there!!







Stephanie A. Wynn-Author Signing

We are happy to announce that author and business consultant Stephanie A. Wynn will be here at Books at Park Place on Saturday, September 9th from 2pm to 5pm. She will be here signing copies of her new book “Readi, Set-Go! A Simple Guide to Establishing A Successful Business.” 

WHAT:   Readi Set- Go! Book Signing with Stephanie A. Wynn

WHEN: Saturday, September 9th, 2pm-5pm

WHERE: Books at Park Place, 10468 Roosevelt Blvd. N. (in the Gateway Crossings shopping center) St. Petersburg, FL  33716

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: Books at Park Place (727) 388-9093 or

For more info about Stephanie A. Wynn or “Readi Set-Go!” then visit

Small Business Tuesday!!

Do you dream of owning your Small Business? Pick up a copy of my book READI-SET GO! A SIMPLE GUIDE TO ESTABLISHING A SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS!

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Readi-Set Go Book Signing 

​If you have a business idea, or want simple tips on starting your business. Come join me Thursday May 18th at the Iberian Rooster for Readi-Set Go Book Signing event!!! (9pm-2:30am).  Ladies free before 11pm. This is going to be an event you don’t want to miss!!

Iberian Rooster -Subcentral 

475 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg,Fl 

A College Degree: Is it Worth it?

What do you think? Is going to college and getting a degree worth it anymore?

There’s a lot of talk lately about millennials living at home with their parents after graduating college. They are saying they aren’t making enough money to live on their own because the employers are not paying them enough. So, after college, they move back in with their parents. One report said 1/3 of all people ages 18-34 are living with their parents. See the story HERE.LivingWithParents

That comes out to 24 MILLION people living in their mother’s basement.

Many of these millennials are college grads, but say they simply can’t afford to pay back student loans and pay rent on the entry level salaries they are getting paid.

Many people (especially older adults) say millennials are spoiled brats and need to just suck it up. They claim millennials think they are entitled to a high paying job just because they feel they deserve one.

That may be true in some cases, but there are other issues that needs to be addressed:

  • What’s the use of a college degree if it leaves you with so much debt that you can’t afford to live on your own?
  • Would people be better off learning a trade instead?

So far this year 60,000 retail jobs have been lost, with more layoffs coming. Automation is probably going to eliminate even more jobs. This means more people out of work, looking for jobs.

Once upon a time, going to college meant having a good job waiting for you when you graduated. Today, the only guarantee some people receive is a huge student loan. Having a graduate degree is no guarantee of finding a good job either?maxresdefault1

So, if you’re not going to medical school is it worth it? What do you think?

It’s because of conversations like this that I’m a proponent of learning a skill and starting your own business. Starting a business doesn’t require a college degree. And on the flipside, starting a business is that much harder if you have $100,000 in student loans.

However, if a person wants to go to college, by all means. But at the same time, it’s critical they learn skills they can use and can be applied to the real world.

In order to survive in this new age, we must have a skill. Job security is a thing of the past. Having a skill that can generate income may be the best option for all of us going forward, whether we have a degree or not.

Is owning your own business the wave of the future?


Readi Set Go! A Simple Guide to Establishing A Successful Small Business





Is Getting Fired The End of The World?

One of the worst feelings in the world is to get fired. Not laid off, FIRED. Many times, it’s totally unexpected, or we know it’s coming because we just aren’t doing the job as well as we should.

Getting fired is a personal insult. To be told our services are no longer needed can be demoralizing and crushing. Not to mention embarrassing. What will people say?

In the aftermath, we have to pick ourselves up and say “now what?”

Getting fired may seem like the end, but it really could be the beginning. Here is an impressive list of people who were fired from jobs:

  • Madonna (singer)
  • Oprah (media mogul)
  • Steve Jobs (Apple computer)yourefired
  • J.K. Rowling (author)
  • Walt Disney (theme parks/animation)
  • Thomas Edison (inventor)
  • Burt Reynolds (actor)
  • Lee Iacocca (Chrysler)
  • Bill Belichick (NFL coach)
  • Michael Bloomberg (media mogul/mayor)
  • Jerry Seinfeld (actor)
  • Truman Capote (author)
  • Bernie Marcus & Arthur Blank  (Home Depot)
  • Mark Cuban (computer software)

Each of these individuals were all fired from jobs. Oprah was told she was unfit for television news. Walt Disney was fired because he was told he lacked imagination. The reasons for their being fired may vary, but they all have one thing in common:

They didn’t let that job define them or stop them from achieving greatness.

No one wants to be fired, but is it the end of the world? Not if we let it. In each of these cases, if they did not get fired, they may not have achieved the success they eventually attained.  By getting fired, they were forced to take chances they may not have done normally.  GEO_2555-e1443726106909.jpg

They were kicked out of their comfort zones and had no choice but to work hard to survive.

When JK Rowling got fired, she focused all her energy on creating Harry Potter. When Jerry Seinfeld was fired, he turned to his first love, which was stand-up comedy.

Too many of us let our jobs define us. We enjoy the title that job brings (as well as the paycheck.) But what if we lose that job? What are we then?

You aren’t defined by your job. You are defined by what’s inside you. By getting fired, these individuals (and countless others) found out who they really were. They worked extremely hard and the rest is history.th77EU08LL

Hopefully no one reading this gets fired, but if you do, it’s not the end of the world. If they can succeed after getting fired, why can’t you?

Determine what is that YOU like. What do you enjoy doing that can turn into a viable career? Can you get fired from a home improvement store and create your own like Bernie Marcus & Arthur Blank?

With hard work, anything is possible. Don’t let your worth or identity be tied to a job that can be taken from you in an instant. There’s much more to you than that. There could be an entrepreneur deep inside you that is ready to come out. wp-1484715097552.jpg

Being your own boss is difficult, but it’s not impossible. Passion is good, but there’s a lot that goes into running a successful business.  Learn the tools of becoming your own boss in my new book Readi Set Go! A Simple Guide to Establishing a Successful Small Business. Order your copy HERE.

If you hire yourself, you don’t have to worry about getting fired!

Reality Shows For Ambitious Entrepreneurs

Who likes reality shows? I was never been a big fan of reality shows. I just don’t have the time (or patience) to watch (supposedly) mature adults argue and bicker over who wore what, who said what, or who lied to whom. reality

I understand these shows are EXTREMELY popular, but I refuse to get sucked into the madness. I said long ago that I’d NEVER watch reality shows because I thought they were all the same. Boy was I wrong.

I didn’t realize there were so many types of reality shows out there these days:

  • House flippers
  • Restaurant owners
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Dating/romance
  • Health (emergency rooms, interventions)
  • Show business (modeling, singing, etc.)

You name it, there’s a reality show for it, but as a business owner, I must admit that I have a new guilty pleasure: reality shows featuring millionaires and billionaires.

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To my pleasant surprise, there are quite a few shows that feature ultra rich individuals doing some pretty amazing things.

For example, there’s one show that features individuals buying private jets. One couple bought a jet for $4 MILLION dollars.

There’s a show that features private islands that are purchased for millions of dollars, and the exotic and  exclusive vacation destinations of the super rich.

Another show features people buying mega yachts. yacht

Then there’s the show that focuses on the buying habits of billionaires in general. It showcases homes selling for $30 million dollars, $200,000 cars, and everything that these people purchase, ranging from jewelry to rare sports memorabilia.

Now most people will scoff at these purchases and say they are just wasting their money. They could do things with their money like donate to various charities and try make the world a better place.

That is a valid observation and I’m sure many do give to various charities and causes, but there’s another point that we all should think about:

If these people like something, they will buy it. Not only that, they will spend extremely large sums of money to get it.

The question we business owners must ask ourselves is who are they buying from, and why can’t we sell OUR products to them?

One thing I noticed about each of these wealthy individuals is they put a premium on quality. They expect nothing but the best. They also want excellent service. If you can provide those two things, they will gladly pay over-the-top dollar.

No matter what we are selling or providing to our customers, it’s critical that we give our customers top quality and service. By doing this, we can charge a premium. And people will pay for it. No business owner wants a reputation as having cheap, products that are poor quality. You won’t sell many products, and you’ll be out of business sooner or later.

By charging higher prices, a person’s expectations will change, so it’s important we match those perceptions with reality. If I go to a fast food burger joint, I expect a certain type of quality and service. However, if I’m going to a high class restaurant, my expectations are drastically different.

When spending $4.00 for a value meal, I’m not expecting much more than warm fries and 2 ketchup packets. But if I’m spending $200? The service, food and decorum better be EXCELLENT.

How our customers perceive us and how we present ourselves is critical to our success. Change your mindset when it comes to your business. Your business is top of the line. You’re not like everyone else, you’re the cream of the crop! You’re not just selling a product, you’re selling an experience!wp-1484715097552.jpg

Don’t be afraid to charge top dollar for your goods and services because people will pay for them. Watch the shows listed above and you’ll see what I mean.

Change your mindset and think like a billionaire. What would you expect in quality and service? That’s exactly how you should approach your business. . Discover how to create the best products and establish a successful business today. Pick up a copy of my new book Readi Set Go! A Simple Guide to Establishing a Successful Small Business today on Amazon. Who knows: maybe one day your product will be featured on one of these reality shows!






Want to Start a Successful Business? Don’t Do This

Starting a successful business take a lot of work. There are many things that must be done, but there are things a person should not do as well. Here are the top things a person should avoid when starting a business:

  1. Don’t underestimate startup costs. Not only can it cost more than you anticipated, it can take longer to turn a profit as well. Be mentally prepared to spend more money than you originally thought and wait longer to see a return on investment.dont-do-it
  2. Don’t underestimate your competition. If they have been in business longer than you, they may know things you are unaware of. Observe your competition with a healthy dose of respect and learn everything you can about them before taking them head on.
  3. Don’t skimp on marketing. “If you build it, they will come” only applies if people know who you are. Get your business in front of everyone you can by any means necessary.
  4. Don’t rely on friends and family for support. Sometimes, the people who claim to be your biggest supporters disappear the quickest when you need them most. Step out of your circle and create business contacts at every opportunity for they will be your biggest asset.
  5. Don’t do it all by yourself. There will be plenty for you to do and not enough time to do it all. Consider hiring freelance support.
  6. Don’t assume you know it all. No one knows everything. Surround yourself with people who know more than you and learn from them.
  7. Don’t underestimate the power of a good business plan. The business plan is your roadmap to success. It will keep you on course when the skies are cloudy and  the seas are choppy.
  8. Don’t ignore Uncle Sam. The IRS will seize your assets and shut you down if you’re not careful. Keep meticulous records and file as required.
  9. Don’t think success will happen overnight. The average business takes 5 years to become successful. Be mentally prepared to work hard for a long time with little results or reward.
  10. Don’t sell to just anybody. While any sale is good, the most successful businesses identify a specific target market and tailor their products to meet their specific needs.

Sometimes, the keys to success involve avoiding things that can impede your progress. By avoiding common pitfalls, you will be one step closer to achieving your goals.wp-1484715097552.jpg

Want more great tips? Do you yearn for business success? Pick up a copy of my book Readi Set Go! A Simple Guide to Establishing a Successful Small Business. Available on Amazon HERE.