Being in business sets people apart from most ordinary people and the Small Business Community is dedicated to helping others understand that running a business is an obtainable goal and that everyone should try their best at living their dreams.
The Small Business Community recognizes and awards business owners because they often do not receive the recognition they deserve. Business owners are role models for everyone whether they know it or not. Small Business Community 2018 Best of Business Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.
Kelli Biferie Hastings is a third-generation Floridian and graduate of the University of Florida College of Law. Ms. Hastings is board certified in workers’ compensation. She is also an experienced appellate attorney, with over 100 appeals as lead counsel. In addition, she is a well-versed civil trial litigator, having worked for several years as staff counsel for a large insurance company defending personal injury claims. For over ten years she concentrated her practice on workers’ compensation cases and writing and arguing workers’ compensation appeals, with a focus on the special statutes related to first responders, like her late father. The focus of Ms. Hastings law practice has shifted in recent years, after family tragedy and several trips to study yoga in India changed her perspective on life and work. She left her career as a partner in a large law firm to become a solo practitioner and spend more time writing, teaching, and being home with family.
The Small Business Community Association is dedicated to collecting and organizing information, training, and services that are vital to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone else that needs help running a business, operating a business, or wants to know how to start a business.
The mission of the Small Business Community is to promote a vibrant and growing small business community, support education that will preserve and extend the future of small business and use our gifts within the small business community to serve others for the betterment of our world.
The Small Business Community vision is to enthusiastically advance small businesses in three key areas:
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