Over 60 Business Owners Traveling To New Jersey To Learn How To Become ‘Relentless’ For Business Growth


East Brunswick, NJ – May 15, 2018 – CEO Warrior is a New Jersey-based coaching and training company for service businesses. From Tuesday May 15 through Friday, May 18, more than 60 business owners from around the country will be at CEO Warrior’s Headquarters in East Brunswick New Jersey for training, which includes highly respected business experts, in-depth business training sessions, and even fire-walking.


Business Owners Will Learn An Unexpected Trait Of Business Growth


“One of the most powerful traits for a business owner to lead his or her company successfully is the trait of being relentless,” says Mike Agugliaro, co-founder of CEO Warrior. “Yet, very few realize the value of this trait so it’s often overlooked, and companies suffer.”


From May 15 through May 18, more than 60 business owners will come to East Brunswick New Jersey to learn the value, power, and opportunity of what it means to be relentless in their business.


The event will take place at CEO Warrior’s Headquarters and includes four full days of training, interaction, guest speakers, and even some unexpected activities, all designed to train business owners how to grow their businesses.


“We dig in with powerful, field-tested strategies,” explains Rob Zadotti, co-founder of CEO Warrior, “and we’ll also be focusing on how to build this overlooked skill of being relentless, which will help business owners take their companies to the next level.”


“Most people start something and stop it too quickly,” adds Agugliaro, “but when you learn to be relentless, you become like water: which looks like it flows around an obstacle but over time has the power to cut through rock. That’s what participants will learn this week.”


The Experience Will Be Unique And Memorable For Attendees


“This isn’t like the kind of training you might see at other industry organizations,” says Zadotti. “We hold these events two or three times a year and we’re always changing things to create a new, powerful experience each time.”


During this Relentless event, participants will spend time learning from Agugliaro, Zadotti, and the CEO Warrior team (which includes Master Advisors and support staff). Business owners will discuss challenges and opportunities that they are experiencing and they’ll receive in-depth training, including specific strategies and resources that they can bring back to their companies to apply.


Participants will also hear from well-known guest speakers, including Tim Grover, author, speaker, and performance coach for such athletes as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and hundreds other NFL, MLB, NBA, and Olympic athletes. “Tim Grover will show business owners who to be relentless in business in the same way that athletes are relentless at the top of their sports.”


Another highly respected guest will be Kevin Axtell, Director of the Fire Walking Center. Through his dynamic skill of fire art, Axtell will dazzle the audience with magic and stunts. “It’s a powerful and life-changing practice,” says Agugliaro. “The business owners who participate will be transformed in their minds, which will have a profound impact on how they lead their businesses.”


Only Select Businesses Are Able To Attend This Exclusive Event


CEO Warrior trains business owners from all over the world. However, not everyone is able to attend this Relentless event. “We have public events, such as our Service Business Edge event from June 12-15 that are very popular and widely attended because of guest speakers like business expert Jay Abraham, direct marketer Brian Kurtz, and New Jersey business expert Mike Michalowicz,” explains Rob Zadotti, “but events like this Relentless event are closed to the public. Only those who have committed to a longer-term journey with CEO Warrior, by joining the CEO Warrior Circle, are able to attend.”


CEO Warrior Circle is an exclusive high level mastermind group that select business owners can apply to join, and members have seen dramatic growth in all aspects of business, from recruiting to marketing to profitability.


“When people hear about these closed events, they always ask us, “How can we take part?” Agugliaro says. “It’s not as simple as showing up. But for those who do get here, the transformation is life-changing.”


More About CEO Warrior And Its Co-Founders


CEO Warrior co-founders Mike Agugliaro and Rob Zadotti are New Jersey success stories themselves. They founded a different company, Gold Medal Service, in 1995. At first that company struggled and nearly had to shut it down but then they discovered the strategies necessary to build that company to over $32 million a year before they sold it in 2017.


Agugliaro and Zadotti also founded CEO Warrior, a high level coaching and training organization focused on helping other service business companies learn and apply the same strategies that helped them at Gold Medal Service. From HVAC, plumbing, and electrical companies to dog training, from financial services to martial arts studios, CEO Warrior holds training events regularly at its 10,000 square foot facility at 154 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.


CEO Warrior works with business owners across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, creating a global movement in the home services industry. The company helps tradesmen grow their businesses and have the lifestyle they want from the business they have.


For more information about CEO Warrior, visit https://CEOWARRIOR.com.




CEO Warrior is a business coaching and training organization for home service businesses. They provide proven step-by-step strategies to help service business owners achieve more wealth, freedom, and market domination using the strategies that CEO Warrior co-founders Mike Agugliaro and Rob Zadotti used to grow their home service business into a $32+ million/year household name in New Jersey.

For more information about CEO Warrior, visit https://CEOWARRIOR.com.

MILWAUKEE (AP) Newspaper publishers across the U.S. already strapped by years of declining revenue say they're dealing with an existential threat: Recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint driving up their business costs.

The tariffs are a response to a complaint to the U.S. Department of Commerce from a hedge fund-owned paper producer in Washington state, which argues that its Canadian competitors are taking advantage of government subsidies to sell their product at unfairly low prices. The tariffs, imposed in January and increased in March, are not permanent yet. But newspaper publishers are bracing for another blow to an industry that has shrunk with the loss of advertising revenue to the internet.

Critics of the paper tariffs say the businesses that will ultimately be harmed are not Canadian paper producers, but U.S. newspapers that will have to cut staff and reduce publication days to afford higher prices of newsprint the sheets newspapers are printed on. The newspaper industry employs just over 150,000 Americans, which is about 276,000, or 65 percent, fewer than two decades ago.

"To get an unbudgeted increase of this magnitude will be for many publishers very, very serious to catastrophic', said Tom Slaughter, the executive director of the Inland Press Association, which represents about 1,500 daily and non-daily newspapers in every state.
A large metro newspaper can expect annual increases of about $3 million in printing costs, according to Paul Boyle, senior vice president for the News Media Alliance. While larger papers might be able to survive the increase, Boyle said smaller publications might not.
"I've heard from small publishers who've said, "I'm worried about shutting my doors", he said.

Boyle said his organization formerly called the Newspaper Association of America is compiling a survey from its member and nearly every publisher is exploring layoffs and scaling back news coverage.

Steve Stewart, publisher of The State Journal in Frankfort, Kentucky, told readers in a March 30 column that the newspaper they were reading cost 10 percent more to produce than a few weeks earlier and could cost as much as 40 percent more in a few months. He said this will result in fewer pages, higher subscription costs and less non-local content.

The newsprint tariffs reflect President Donald Trump's tough new approach to U.S. trade relations. Trump is engaged in a tense standoff with China over Beijing's sharp-elbowed attempts to gain access to U.S. technology. He's trying to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. And his administration has wrangled with Canada directly over low-priced Canadian timber imports, Canadian barriers to U.S. dairy farmers, and now cheap Canadian newsprint.

The International Trade Commission is expected to make a final determination on the tariffs in August or September.

Canadian newsprint producers began paying an average of 6.53 percent more to export their products to the U.S. in January, when the Commerce Department concluded that would help offset the foreign paper mills' advantage over American companies. In March, the department increased the cost by another 22 percent after its preliminary investigation concluded that one Canadian company, British Columbia-based Catalyst, was underselling the uncoated groundwood paper newspapers use by that much less.

In response to the second increase, Catalyst said the tariff was "without merit" and that it "will continue to vigorously defend itself against an unwarranted and onerous U.S. trade action."

The North Pacific Paper Company, which New York hedge fund One Rock Capital Partners bought in 2016, petitioned for the tariffs, arguing that Canadian companies had an unfair advantage. NORPAC, which employs about 300 people, is the only U.S. paper producer making that argument.

"While our company understands the concerns recently surfaced by some newspaper publishers, which also face a challenging marketplace, we strongly disagree with the notion that their industry requires low-priced, subsidized newsprint from Canada to sustain their own business model", Craig Annenberg, the CEO of NORPAC, said in a statement. The statement went on to say that "high-quality journalism in communities across the country should not depend on unfairly traded inputs that cause material injury to a U.S. industry and American jobs."

The U.S. currently has five operating mills, including NORPAC. Three are in Washington state, with one of them partly owned by a Canadian company. Canada owns the remaining two in Georgia and Mississippi.

Publishers say Canadian imports are not the reason for the decline of U.S.-based paper mills, but rather a 75 percent drop in newsprint consumption over the last two decades. That has led mills to switch to more profitable products such as the boxes Amazon uses for shipping, said Tony Smithson, vice president of printing operations at Bliss Communications, which owns multiple newspapers and radio stations in Wisconsin. The newsprint the company buys all comes from Canada.

Smithson said that even if every paper mill in the U.S. operated at full capacity, they still would only be able to produce about 60 percent of the newsprint consumed in the country. He said that raises another concern: A scarcity of available newsprint if Canadian producers decide to ship to other countries to avoid the new tariffs.

"The hidden danger isn't just in the price. ... The hidden danger is in availability", he said.

China, for example, doesn't accept mixed-waste paper from the U.S. or elsewhere to produce recycled newsprint, so China's publishers buy their product from Canada and Chinese demand is high, Boyle said.

Manalapan, NJ --Leeat Gvili (seen above), had a desire to use her natural talents in fashion and apply them in the work force! When we moved from Brooklyn to Manalapan, I knew there had to be something I could do in my new hometown rather than commuting back and forth to Brooklyn and leaving my six month old son,” Leeat states in an exclusive interview with our NJnewsjersey reporters. With an interest for the fashion industry, Leeat began selling clothing online as a hobby. With the help of social media and the use of her marketing skills, Leeat turned a simple idea into a successful clothing business. Inthetreetop Boutique is a unique clothing store that specializes in stylish, ‘one-of-a- kind’ women’s and children’s apparel. You can find their unique pieces at www.inthetreetopboutique.com  or at their brick-and-mortar shop located at 356 Route 9 in Manalapan, New Jersey. They also have an interactive Facebook page with over 40,000 followers that you can join! Please see our INSTAGRAM PAGE...and or join our FACEBOOK GROUPS PAGE...

What separates Inthetreetop Boutique from other clothing shops is the quality, comfort, and style of their merchandise. They do not sell your typical “run of the mill” clothing-line like you might find at some of those bigger named department stores. The clothing sold at Inthetreetop Boutique, is made the way it used to be: durable, long-lasting, and of impeccable quality.  There is so much to see as they are continually updating their inventory on a weekly basis. You will find that personal assistance and customer service is also their top priority.  They can help you pick out the classiest dress for that upcoming social event that you have been looking forward to or assist you in your mission to find the perfect outfit for your child’s school party.

Originally, Inthetreetop Boutique only stocked mostly toddler and young girl clothing, Leeat mentions, "I have three boys so selling little girl clothing online gave me a fix! I wanted my daily dose of girly frills", As the months went on, business on both the internet and store began booming, and Leeat took notice of the fact that it was mothers and grandmothers who were usually frequenting the clothing boutique and shopping on-line. “With that in mind, another idea was born as I knew it would be a great addition and we now offer unique and stylish clothing for parents and grandparents as well. It seems to be the driving force of the business and it has grown into a women’s clothing store while still carrying toddler and children's pieces,” Leeat adds. Inthetreetop Boutique takes pride in dressing their customers from young to old and strives to offer the best quality and style possible. They are open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday. With a full staff of five people, there is always someone there to help; whether it’s to find a size, help with a personal fitting or just give an opinion on how one of their pieces looks on a customer. Come check out Inthetreetop Boutique where you are bound to find something special.


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