NAVIGATION

December 16, 2017

Gray Poehler

Gray Poehler Gray Poehler

Gray Poehler is a volunteer with the Naples Chapter of SCORE.

A SCORE counselor since 2005, Gray Poehler owned and operated an independent insurance agency with 20 employees and two locations. He has earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation and is familiar with both personal and commercial property and casualty insurance. Areas of expertise include: Business Finance and Accounting; Business Strategy and Planning; Business Operations; Human Resources and Internal Communications; Sales, Marketing and Public Relations.

To learn more about management issues of small businesses, contact the SCORE office nearest you.

Columns by Poehler:

Untitled Document
Q: Given the disastrous effects of the two most recent hurricanes on both individuals and businesses, what can one do mitigate the financial impact of a natural disaster?
Read more »
Q: I am self-employed and need to set up some kind of retirement plan. What options should I consider?
Read more »
Q: Your recent article about managing one's cash flow emphasized the importance of converting accounts receivables (uncollected money owed to you) into cash in the bank. Can you offer more suggestions how to speed up the collection process without aggravating and risking the loss of the customer?
Read more »
Q: My records indicate my business is growing and making money, but the balance in my checking account is barely sufficient to take care of monthly expenses. What is my problem?
Read more »
Most startups and very early-stage companies with very little financial history generally find most traditional funding sources – banks – closed to them. Many banks consider a startup anything less than two years old, so if a small business owner needs financing, it usually needs some type of non-traditional funding. One source of funding that is being seen more often are royalties, or revenue-based financing.
Read more »
QUESTION: I am considering investing in a franchise but am somewhat in awe of the many details I must deal with on a day-to-day basis. My strengths are in sales and marketing, but I have little experience in bookkeeping, record keeping, taxes, insurance, etc. What are my options?
Read more »
Q: As the saying goes, “You only have one opportunity to make a good first impression.” Can you offer some suggestions to help ensure a favorable customer reaction to a first encounter?
Read more »
Q: As a small business owner I have a rather small budget for advertising. Given the generational divide, how can I reach the most people?
Read more »
Q: I am a general contractor and uncertain how the Internal Revenue Service will view my relationship with sub-contractors. Are they regarded as independent contractors or my employees?
Read more »
Q: I have several sales associates who can create excellent proposals but, for some reason, can't bring themselves to ask for the sale. What do you suggest?
Read more »

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Shop with a Cop
Shop with a Cop

Members of the West Melbourne PD, Palm Bay PD and Brevard County Fire Rescue give 140 kids in south Brevard a chance to "Shop with a Cop."

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Grinch poll: What is your least favorite thing about the holiday season?

  • Malls/shopping
  • Frenetic pace
  • I spend too much $$$
  • The music
  • Decorating
  • Other (comments welcome)

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe