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The next Entrepreneur Night event will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Europa Bar, Lounge & Bistro, in the European Village.
Palm Coast Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7 years ago

Entrepreneur of the Month: Mark Woods

by: Mike Cavaliere Multimedia Director

Entrepreneur Night, sponsored by Office Divvy and the Palm Coast Business Assistance Center, has launched an essay-based contest to announce, at every Entrepreneur Night event, the organization’s new Entrepreneur of the Month.

The group’s first pick, for June, is Mark “Tiki Tender” Woods.

A long-time bartender at The Golden Lion Café, Woods made his name in Flagler Beach and Palm Coast through private bartending gigs. But, mostly, he established his presence online.

Through any social media outlet he could get his hands on, Woods attempted to reach residents. And before he knew it, he was having newspaper and magazine articles written about him. He had a clothing sponsorship. He was being featured on radio shows.

In his essay submittal to Entrepreneur Night, he wrote:

“When I hand people a business card and they ask me what my business is, I always reply with ‘My business is me.’ That same is true for any entrepreneur. You are your business! How can you use social media to grow the most important brand you know? Engage, engage, engage. Ask your followers about their business. Share their successes.

"Have you ever met someone who only talks about themselves? Don’t be that guy in social media. … Help others succeed and they will return the favor. …

"Social media is a community of sharing. Consider it a worldwide 'leads group.'”

Most recently, Woods launched his own business, Fun Coast Bartending, to train other bartenders and provide event-based bartending service.

The next Entrepreneur Night will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Europa Bar, Lounge & Bistro, in the European Village. To RSVP, CLICK HERE.

To enter the contest for Entrepreneur of the Month, CLICK HERE, after May 29.

For more on Fun Coast Bartending, CLICK HERE.


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