It’s Time to “Jump Start Your Business in 2013” Announcing a New Seminar from Big Picture Marketing Friday, March 22nd, Downtown Sarasota

Sarasota, Fl, February 13, 2013 – From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, business and marketing experts, and noted speakers Joseph Grano and Veronica Pastore present a new seminar, “Jump Start Your Business in 2013”. This is an opportunity to learn to start a business or re-charge an existing business using smart marketing strategies used by the pros integrating time-tested best practices with the latest in digital technologies. Attendees will emerge with action items that can be used to immediately launch or redirect an existing business.

The seminar takes place in at the downtown loft space of Next-Mark (, 32 South Osprey, Suite 203 and the cost is $149, or register with a friend and receive a $50.00 discount. This event is targeted to entrepreneurs to business owners who are looking to “jump start” their business with fresh ideas and strategies.

Grano is the president and founder of Next-Mark, a full-service marketing, business strategy and communications agency, and an accomplished speaker with decades of experience lecturing nationally. “Our goal is to provide a framework for entrepreneurs to turn their business vision into reality in 2013 sharing experiences, knowledge and the tools needed to succeed” says Grano. Joining Grano is Veronica Pastore, a social media expert and speaker, She added, “We are in a new era of digital marketing technologies that extend beyond social media, our goal is to help business professionals to re-charge their businesses with fresh ideas and innovative tools for success.”

Big Picture Marketing – Jump Start Your Business in 2013: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., March 22nd, Next-Mark, 32 S. Osprey Ave., Suite 203, Sarasota, 941.893.3140 or, $149, or bring a friend and save $50.00 on two registrations.

About Joseph Grano
A master strategist, problem solver and thought leader, Joe has a record of success in providing vision and strategic direction to organizations experiencing rapid growth and change. He has more than 20 years of comprehensive marketing, business development and public relations experience, having held key executive management positions in healthcare, technology and financial services. His extensive knowledge of strategic marketing and business development comes from years of managing award-winning corporate marketing and communications departments for private, public and international organizations.

Joe is the founder of Next-Mark, LLC, and co-founder of The Healthcare Marketing Institute. A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, he has an M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in Massachusetts. Co-author of “The Healthcare Marketing Professional’s Business Manual,” Joe also serves as an adjunct professor of business at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, he is a sought-after professional speaker, executive performance coach and facilitator.

About Veronica Pastore
Excelling in innovative marketing, social media campaigns, events and more, Veronica has created exciting promotions for businesses and not-for-profits including Indigenous Restaurant, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, and Darwin’s on 4th.
Known for creating and writing “The Scenestress” column for Creative Loafing and The Sarasota-Herald Tribune, Veronica has worked in several facets of media and marketing locally over the last five years, most recently managing the marketing for the 2012 Sarasota Film Festival. Veronica offers a unique network of resources — including local influencers, DJs, models, journalists, photographers, videographers, national experts and more — and is passionate about education, presenting monthly seminars on social media and marketing in the digital era.

About Next-Mark, LLC
Next-Mark was founded in 2005 to help client organizations reach their full potential through marketing success. Breaking away from the constraints of traditional marketing service organizations, the Next-Mark team takes an intuitive marketing approach, integrating our experience, analytics and innovation in developing strategic marketing solutions to meet clients’ individual needs. Next-Mark focuses on internationally and nationally recognized brands along with growing companies across a broad spectrum of categories, including healthcare, technology, retail, environmental, marine products and tourism, among others. With clients from Alaska to The Netherlands, its roster includes industry leaders such as Nuance Communications, The Rivolta Group, LexisNexis, Elsevier Health Sciences and Indyme Solutions, among many others.

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Joseph S. Grano, Jr., has a record of success providing vision and strategic direction to organizations experiencing rapid growth and change. He is one of those rare individuals who have made a successful transition from corporate leader to entrepreneur and owner of his own growing company.