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Eighteen years ago Lorraine Lane was a happy corporate employee. Recently promoted, she was spearheading a major initiative at the request of the company vice president. But two weeks later she received the dreaded pink slip along with everyone else in her department, due to “budget cuts.”
What followed was two and a half years of taking on assignments as an independent contractor in order to bring income into the household; job-searching; accepting a full-time job and quitting two months later. Basically, a stressful time.
Finally, she decided to build her own business.
Today Lorraine’s business is thriving, built mostly on referrals. She coaches small businesses one-on-one, and with her partner, Jay Michlin, is guiding 12 local business owners in a year-long program, the Business Mastery Academy, to build their businesses on a solid foundation.
Lorraine also facilitates the A-Game Program, a ten-week program based on her book, Business-Building Referrals, on the art and strategy of building a business through referrals.
She brings more than two decades of learning and experience to her individual clients and A-Game participants. Having launched her consulting business in Florida, California, and then Florida once more, she understands fully the issues faced by entrepreneurs. She observes that, “I know first-hand what it takes to build a small business.”
Lorraine’s background includes an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Vermont and a Masters in Business Administration. She served as an adjunct faculty member for San Jose State University’s Professional Development Center and has served in that capacity for a local university and community college in the Tampa area.
She has served in leadership positions with various Chambers of Commerce and has received many awards for her involvement in the community.
Now Lorraine broadcasts live with The A Game of Business!
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