POULSBO-BASED COMPANY CELEBRATES 15th ANNIVERSARY

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POULSBO-BASED COMPANY CELEBRATES 15th ANNIVERSARY

 

Poulsbo, WA—December 20, 2013—Poulsbo resident and internationally-recognized executive coach, Maria Marsala, celebrates the 15th Anniversary of her company, Elevating Your Business, which works primarily with financial advisors, planners, and professionals.

 

Marsala was working as a retail trader and executive on Wall Street when a car accident prompted a career change into life coaching—and in December 1998, Elevating Your Business was born.

 

“After my accident, I had a lot of time to sit still and think about what I’d really enjoy.  Life coaching complemented the business skills I honed during my 17-year stay on Wall Street.  After all, life happens when you’re running a business!” explains Marsala.  “Today, I enjoy staying close to the financial industry while coaching my clients to transform their practices into superb businesses.”

 

In recent months, Marsala’s business growth advice has been featured on Staples’ SUCCEED LinkedIn group and its corporate website, Michael Kitces’ Nerd’s Eye View, Investment News, BrightTALK, and FAtoday.

 

“It’s been a fulfilling journey these past 15 years and I’m so grateful that I took the risk and started this business,” says Marsala.  “When I help my clients earn more, they can give back more—as better employers and more active members of their communities.  And because they help clients reach financial goals, their clients become more active in the community, too!”

 

Based in Poulsbo, Elevating Your Business was founded in 1998 and works with financial professionals to manage and market more efficiently and multiply their bottom line.  Its founder, Maria Marsala, is an internationally-known author and speaker.  She is a graduate of Coach U, a founding member of Coachville, and a former Wall Street Trader.  She was named one of the Top 30 International Coaching Gurus in 2011 by Coaching Gurus International.

 

 

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For more information about Elevating Your Business on this and other story angles, please contact Maria Marsala at 360-271-8418 or web2@elevatingyourbusiness.com.  This Press Release is available online at www.MarketingWithIntegrity.com

POULSBO ENTREPRENEUR SELECTED AS “TOP-IDEA MAVEN”

POULSBO ENTREPRENEUR SELECTED AS “TOP-IDEA MAVEN”
BY THE 2014 WOMAN’S ADVANTAGE CALENDAR

Maria Marsala’s Advice To Female Business Owners Appears For The Fourth Consecutive Year In The Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar

Poulsbo, WA—December 5, 2013—Maria Marsala, business and life coach to financial advisors, contributes sage advice for the fourth time to The Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar.

Marsala’s entry, “The right professional brand helps you create higher fees”, was selected from over 5,000 submissions.

The Woman’s Advantage 2014 Calendar provides daily sound bites of advice to female business owners from influential women leaders across the US and around the world. It covers key business issues including: organization, promotion, sales, and human resources.

“If you want to earn more, especially in the current economy, you must brand yourself in a way that appeals to your ideal client,” observes Marsala. “If you have high net-worth clients, you’ll hurt yourself by creating your own marketing materials. Hire professionals to create a personal brand that reflects you at your most authentic—at your highest level possible.”

Mary Cantando, Growth Expert of The Woman’s Advantage, announced that Marsala’s advice will appear on February 21st of the 2014 calendar. “Maria’s quote was selected because it was powerful, yet easy to understand. Her idea is relevant to almost every woman in business today,” says Cantando. “Women business owners and those who dream of starting a business will learn so much from the advice provided by Maria and the other 364 successful women quoted in the calendar.”

Marsala’s previous contributions to the Woman’s Advantage Calendar are:
2011 – “It’s OK to fire a client.”
2012 – “Excuses are soul killers.”
2013 – “Life happens when you’re running a business.”

About Maria Marsala:
Maria Marsala is founder of Elevating Your Business, a strategic coaching company headquartered in Poulsbo, WA. She is an internationally-recognized business accountability coach and speaker who specializes in guiding financial advisors and professionals to up-level their successful practices into superb businesses. She provides 1:1 and peer-to-peer coaching programs. Her ideas have also been featured in Entrepreneur, Financial Planning, and Huffington Post and she’s been recognized as one of the World’s Top 30 Coaching Gurus.

About Mary Cantando:
Mary Cantando is a nationally-recognized expert on women business owners and developer of the successful Woman’s Advantage line of products. Cantando is Founder of The Woman’s Advantage Roundtables, a program that helps women build multimillion-dollar businesses. http://www.WomansAdvantage.biz

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For more information about Elevating Your Business on this and other story angles, please contact Maria Marsala at 360-271-8418 or web2@elevatingyourbusiness.com. This press release is available online at www.MarketingWithIntegrity.com

Press Release: 15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BENEFITS FINANCIAL ADVISORS

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Maria Marsala
360-271-8418
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15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BENEFITS FINANCIAL ADVISORS

Elevating Your Business, Announces New Date For "Business Expansion On Steroids" Workshop

Poulsbo, WA–November 12, 2013-Poulsbo resident and internationally-recognized executive coach, Maria Marsala, celebrates the 15th Anniversary of her company, Elevating Your Business, which works primarily with financial advisors, planners, and professionals. On December 10, 2013, Marsala will conduct her "Business Expansion On Steroids" workshop simultaneously with participants in Kitsap County and online.

Marsala was working as a retail trader and executive on Wall Street when a car accident prompted a career change into life coaching–and in December 1998, Elevating Your Business was born.

"After my accident, I had a lot of time to think about what I’d really enjoy. Life coaching complemented the strategic planning skills I honed during my time on Wall Street. After all, life happens when you’re running a business!" explains Marsala. "All my clients complete a business and marketing plan. The one-page version I teach is especially important for firms that want to expand. Designed for daily use, it’s a flexible, living document focused on the critical actions needed for growth."

In recent months, Marsala’s business growth advice has been featured on Staples’ SUCCEED LinkedIn group and its corporate website, Michael Kitces’ Nerd’s Eye View, Investment News, BrightTALK, and FAtoday.

"It’s been a fulfilling journey these past 15 years and I’m so grateful," says Marsala. "I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Elevating Your Business’ anniversary than to show more business owners how to explode out of the gate in 2014. I’m offering 15% off the planning program as an Anniversary Gift."

The planning program is described here http://www.BusinessAndMarketingPlan.com

Based in Poulsbo, Elevating Your Business was founded in 1998 and works with financial professionals to manage and market more efficiently and multiply their bottom line. Its founder, Maria Marsala, is an internationally-known author and speaker. She is a graduate of Coach U, a founding member of Coachville, and a former Wall Street Trader. She was named one of the Top 30 International Coaching Gurus in 2011 by Coaching Gurus International.

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For more information about Elevating Your Business on this and other story angles, please contact Maria Marsala at 360-271-8418 or eyb@elevatingyourbusiness.com

FA today, Inc. Acquires LinkedFA

NOTE:  I have been a user of LinkedFA for many years.  I am now in a partnership with FA Today to provide their financial advisory audience with (to start) content. I look foward to seeing you on the new site– Maria Marsala

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New York, NY – October 8, 2013 – FA today, Inc. has acquired linkedFA, transitioning its members to a digital media platform for Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) only at FAtoday.com.

“We designed linkedFA as a social media company to address industry and firm regulations and enable financial advisors to use social media to communicate with their clients,” said Jason Bishara, who was the founder of linkedFA and now serves as President of FA today, Inc. “Instead, we ended up with almost 12K independent financial advisors communicating with each other. Now, we’re recognizing what’s really important to them — creating a platform that provides value to all IFAs. With FA today, we’re becoming an advocate for IFAs and delivering economies of scale to help them lower their costs and compete more effectively. This transition is an incredible advancement for our members and the entire community of IFAs.”

“I am proud to be a part of an excellent, experienced team focused on being both a resource and an advocate for the Independent Financial Advisors,” said Rance Masheck, CEO and co-founder at FA today, Inc. Masheck is a former director of TD Ameritrade with responsibility for the Trade Architect online trading platform and brokerage integration projects. He is also the founder and President of Investage, Inc., an incubator focused on financial technology startups.

The FA today community gives members access to news feeds from the best news sources and bloggers who address the practical challenges of operating and marketing an IFA practices and join interest groups for discussion of specific aspects of their business. FA today also offers a “breakaway” group to welcome advisors who are leaving one of the large wire house firms to go independent. Full membership requires that IFAs validate their status by supplying a CRD number (S.E.C. broker ID).

“I joined linkedFA wanting it to be something completely different,” said Vincent Esposito, executive vice president of Spruce Hill Capital and Founding member of the FA today Chairman’s Club.”I wanted a community where I could communicate with my peers about practice management topics like marketing, client retention, technology or financial products and generational transitioning. I was able to navigate linkedFA, but linkedFA does not even compare to FA today. I am very excited to be an early adopter. Independent financial advisors have distinct business requirements that deserve specific attention, and we often learn best from our peers. FA today gives us a place where we can connect and talk honestly.”

About FA today

FA today is an exclusive community available for validated Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) only. Content and resources are tailored to an individual’s practice to present the most relevant news, articles, blogs and services all in one place. This allows IFAs to compete and exceed financial advisors from the largest firms by leveraging the community’s economies of scale. Customization and validation is seamless because it is based on an individual’s broker registration information (CRD). IFAs can build their own communities of like-minded advisors regardless of physical location to share best practices and grow professionally.

FA today was founded in April 2013 by a team of senior executives with extensive experience in Wealth Management, Technology, Online Media, and Platform design.

Independent Financial Advisors can register at FAtoday.com.

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Facebook: facebook.com/FAtodayNews

Entrepreneur Featured by Staples’ Small Business Community on LinkedIn

Poulsbo, WA—May 14, 2013—Maria Marsala, a Kitsap-area based consultant and executive coach, has been chosen as one of four experts featured during Staples’ Small Business Month promotion, “Moving Your Business Forward”.

 

Staples is showing appreciation for its small business customers by featuring helpful articles by the top four contributors to its LinkedIn group, named SUCCEED: Small Business Network.  Staples is also hosting a “Push It Forward” contest, which will award three businesses $50,000 in free digital marketing.

 

Staples’ Small Business Month promotion began on May 1st and will continue through May 31st.  Marsala’s contribution will be featured on the SUCCEED group and the Staples website  May 19th through May 25th.  Her article offers small business members “Top Five Tips to Grow a Customer Base”.

 

“I’m honored to have been the first small business owner contacted to be a part of Staples’ small business appreciation month,” says Marsala.  “Staples’ SUCCEED group on LinkedIn has 18,000+ members and is an extremely engaged group.  I enjoy reading, posting, and answering questions each week.  One of my questions received more than 225 responses—the group is a great resource for me and the other members.”

 

Ms. Marsala is a former Wall Street trader who trained as a coach in 1998 and was named one of the Top 30 International Coaching Gurus in 2011 by Coaching Gurus International.  She has been a speaker since 1981, has been published in several business magazines, and presents numerous workshops, including Business Growth Planning on Steroids.

 

Staples, headquartered outside of Boston, is the world’s largest office product company and the second largest internet retailer.  Area stores are located in Silverdale and Port Orchard.  Visit the Staples Hub page or join the Succeed LinkedIn Group to find new content that helps small businesses with topics like Social Media, Networking, and Email Marketing.

 

For easy-to-find links to the Staples Small Business Month, the Push Contest, and Staples’ Succeed LinkedIn Group, go to www.ElevatingYourBusiness.com/Staples

Contact Maria Marsala at (360) 271-8418 or visit www.ElevatingYourBusiness.com