28 Nov November 28, 2016 – Rich Dad Advisor Garrett Sutton, Literary Strategist Tom Blubaugh and Christmas Predictions Melissa Bastos
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Garrett Sutton – Owner/ Founder at Corporate Direct, Inc., Author of Rich Dad Advisors: Start Your Own Corporation, Writing Winning Business Plans, and Loopholes of Real Estate
Garrett Sutton is an attorney, best-selling author and one of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad’s Advisors. He founded Corporate Direct in 1988 to assist entrepreneurs and investors in protecting their assets, maintaining their privacy and advancing their financial goals. Since then he have learned that there are far too many charlatans and promoters pretending to be business advisors, but only seeking to separate an individual from his money. He is offended by the misinformation and expensive snake oil asset protection schemes that exist today. For him, it seems that the more ridiculous the strategy is the more money that is charged. This drove him to have his commitment of offering professional and responsive service at an affordable price and seek to minimize costs and charge a flat, discounted fee for a complete corporate formation.
Tom Blubaugh – Speaker, Literary Strategist, Author of Night of the Cossack
Tom Blubaugh began writing poetry at age fourteen, but has written nonfiction most of his adult life. He self-published his first book, Behind the Scenes of the Bus Ministry, in 1974, and wrote articles for denominational and business magazines from 1975 through 1995. He co-wrote The Great Adventure for Barbour Publishing Co. in 2009. Bound by Faith Publishers published his first novel, Night of the Cossack, in April, 2011 at age of 69. Tom has been a public speaker for over forty years, and is currently a Literary Strategist working one-on-one with authors and writers in all aspects of the publishing arena, social media, brand building, and book marketing.
Melissa Bastos – Director of Market Research at Cotton Incorporated
For more than 20 years Cotton Incorporated’s Lifestyle Monitor™ survey has kept its finger on the pulse of consumer behavior and preferences. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the week before Christmas all will have popular holiday sales events with consumers taking advantage of layaway, ship to store options and social media opportunities to save. Melissa Bastos serves as the Director, Market Research in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics Department of Cotton Incorporated. In her role, Melissa is responsible for the consumer attitudinal and consumption studies as well as retail assessments conducted in the US, China, Latin America, and India, including the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ and Retail Monitor™ research. For more than 15 years Melissa has researched and presented on consumer and retail behavior in over 18 countries.