About the Author
Randy Steele did a book signing at our relatively new indie bookstore, Paradise Found AMI. We are a family run business on Anna Maria Island, FL. Randy’s book, The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap To Success, is an easy-to-read yet profoundly helpful book. Anyone who is thinking of starting a business, has already taken the first steps, or has been in business a while, can benefit so much from reading this book. It can take any business to the next level. Randy has an extraordinary outgoing personality, and is very generous with his wisdom. People enjoyed chatting with him at his book signing; he was effective in drawing them into the store and getting them to spend time with us. He made customers laugh and had no problem engaging them. He was full of great marketing ideas. . .all of which I’ve either implemented or plan to execute in the future! I encourage any indie bookstore to take advantage of the opportunity to have Randy at their shop. We have already asked Randy to come back for several other events!”
Owner, Paradise Found AMI -Anna Maria Island, FL
About the Book
The expertise required to build and achieve scalable and transferable business success is a skill possessed by few individuals. This book provides candidly honest opinions and insightful questions to consider while weighing if the challenging path of an entrepreneur is the right direction to take for the reader.
President/CEO, SII Investments Inc.
Anyone who is considering going into business for themselves should not only read this book, but live it. The way it takes the reader from ‘square one’ thru inception, implementation and execution will provide the reader with guidance and a knowledge base that will help them to succeed. This book will be one the business owner will want to keep handy and read time and again.
W. Shane Garrow
Senior Vice President
The Private Bank at Bank of Oklahoma
Randy Steele has decades of experience and great business acumen. An aspiring entrepreneur will find this handbook of great value and comfort. It will suggest roads to travel and the pitfalls to avoid. It will provide cautious encouragement of the rewards and sacrifices required of a successful business owner.
Tried and tested. The author shares his treasure trove of experience to inspire both the rookie business dreamer and the seasoned entrepreneur to develop into a successful businessperson.
Simply stated, it cleverly explains the fundamental workings of the key business enterprise components… from management to finance, marketing to accounting, and even touching on the legal ramifications of owning a business. This book is a one-stop source to guide an entrepreneur down the path to success. Through simple storytelling, the reader will gain great insight and navigation skills from a person who has traveled numerous business avenues, from idea to implementation.
This book is not a work of fiction. It is not about a character. It is about everyday small business issues and how to approach reasonable and workable solutions. I have personally used several of the author’s ideas and strategies in my own practice over the years. I hold him in high regard as both a friend and as someone whom I have worked with on numerous occasions. The stories he discusses will enhance the entrepreneur‘s vision as to what to watch out for and ways to avoid cataclysmic mistakes. You will certainly read this book over and over again as it becomes your Roadmap to Success.
Jeff Rhodes, Attorney
Riseling & Rhodes
Randy Steele was the managing partner of Compass Pointe Financial, a wealth management firm dedicated to helping clients with their financial planning needs. From insurance to investments, the Compass Pointe Financial team advisors help business owners, high-net-worth clients, and average families with their savings, investing, and retirement plans. Whether it is transferring a small business or family farm from one generation to another or helping an entrepreneur facilitate a startup company, the advisors and local estate attorneys and tax consultants help the process be tax efficient as possible. Their honesty and down-to-earth approach is what continues to attract clients to their door.
Being active in Rotary, helping start a local school foundation, being active in church, and having 7 grandchildren … all of it has given him important insight. In 1997, Randy was awarded MVP for Lutheran Brotherhood (a financial service business for Lutherans) and received the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Top of the Table Award. The MDRT award is the top 1/10th of 1%, all based on production.
Randy is a lifelong entrepreneur and has had tremendous success in the financial service business, real estate, real estate appraising, greenhouse growing operations, and the mortgage industry. Through these experiences, the knowledge he has gained is invaluable to someone wanting to start a business or someone wanting to take their business to the next level.
Through the years, Randy has been involved in starting numerous successful businesses. He never felt it was in his best interest to have a partner. Success or failure was his. However, in 2002, after running the numbers, it became evident the financial service business was an industry that not only had a great potential but also met his goals of future succession planning. Randy felt since this was going to be a huge undertaking it would be best if he could find a partner he could trust. His son-in-law, Jason Scarcella, was just that man. Smart, honest, and genuine, Jason had the right ingredients. Together, they cofounded Compass Pointe Financial.
Randy is available to speak.
A Special Financial Advisor Edition , not available in bookstores,
is available for speaking events for Registered Representatives,
Certified Financial Planners and other Investment Professionals.
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