Columnist's Bios


John SpenceJohn Spence’s book, Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas Into Action, published by Jossey-Bass, is available at local book stores and through You can learn more about the book at




Columnist Phil GeistPhilip Geist, PhD, is area director for the Small Business Development Center, which provides free confidential counseling to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Call 352-334-7230 or visit for more information.




Kelley RobertsonKelley Robertson, author of The Secrets of Power Selling, helps sales professionals close more sales at higher profits. Kelley conducts workshops and speaks regularly at sales meetings and conferences. Contact him at 905-633-7750 or Get your free copy of 100 Ways to Increase Your Sales by subscribing to Kelley’s free newsletter, “59 Seconds to Sales Success” at



Columnist Jim MeisenheimerJim Meisenheimer lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida and is a sales training consultant who has worked with more than 500 clients over the last two decades. He publishes the Start Selling More Newsletter,, which provides common-sense sales tips and selling strategies based on practical ideas that get immediate results.