An irrepressible entrepreneur, Maria Marsala entered the business world at age 14, landed on Wall Street at age 17, and shattered the glass ceiling at age 21. Fiercely determined and keenly insightful, she became a bond trader when female executives were as rare as pink diamonds. Maria spent the next 20 years streamlining corporate operations, generating profits, and dispensing valuable advice. Her gifts as a mentor transformed secretaries into traders.

In 1998, brimming with over 25 years of business experience, Maria founded Elevating Your Business, a business growth and systems company that helps high-achieving CEOs, presidents, and executives attract higher-end clients. She pioneered the “Business Checkup Assessment”, a simple process used to determine the “stuck” areas of a business as well as the areas that deserve a “hurrah!” Maria customizes solutions for each client’s unique obstacles, helping them realize a business and lifestyle they only imagined. After many requests to share her insights about what small business owners can learn from big business, she created the “Corporate Secrets Marketing™” program. Her concepts have been quoted regularly in prestigious media outlets including: Money Magazine, Jim Cramer’s “The Street”, Women’s Day Magazine, Market Watch, Advisor Max, and The Bottom Line. Her strategies are mentioned in several books including: “Six Steps to Free Publicity” by Marcia Yudkin, “Streetwise Small Business Book of Lists” edited by Gene Marks, “The Woman’s Advantage Calendar”, and “Find Your Inner Betty” by Tanner Stransky.

Maria has spoken internationally at more than 100 business and association meetings, retreats, conferences, and on radio and TV shows. She’s also an experienced Internet marketing veteran, trained life coach, certified teleseminar leader, author, and newspaper columnist.

Find out more about Maria and her “Business Check-up Assessment” visit her website:

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