This weekend summer “unofficially” arrives. Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer all across the country. Now that I live in Florida, I can think back to my times living in the Northeast where Memorial Day carried more weight for being the start to summer. Despite signaling the start of nice weather, beach trips and BBQs however, the true meaning of Memorial Day is to honor those who served in our country’s armed services. Without their sacrifice we would not enjoy the freedoms we may take for granted every day. Many people may wonder what the difference is between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, both holidays in which we honor our armed servicemen and women. The difference is quite easy; Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in our armed forces while Veteran’s Day honors all military veterans. So while many of us will enjoy a cookout or simply a relaxing day off, keep in mind the sacrifices made by those who served in our armed forces.

My summer is starting to get busy already. I’m looking forward to a few events I’ll be attending throughout the season. I’ll be attending Scaling New Heights in June on the 6th and 7th. Scaling New Heights will be held at the beautiful Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. Scaling New Heights is run by Woodard, a company that specializes in helping small businesses grow. They help people like me who run small businesses improve their networking and much more. Joe Woodard and his team do an amazing job putting on this annual event. This will be my 4th time attending Scaling New Heights. Shortly after that I’ll be going to a Profit First Event on June 12th. This event will be at their headquarters in New Jersey. I will be racking up the frequent flyer miles this summer!

I’ve written about my journey with Profit First in previous blog posts, but if you have not had a chance to take look at the book, here is a link to the first two chapters for free:

Another great free resource is the Profit First podcast available wherever you get your podcasts. (or just Google it!)

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I just got back from attending my son AJ’s graduation from Cabrini University in Philadelphia. It was great getting back to Pennsylvania for a little bit. He’s already been putting his education to good use working as a social media consultant for Clarity Finances. We’re happy to have him aboard!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!