Faces in business: Joe B. Griffith II

April 17, 2013 

Title: Owner

Company: Griffith Safety and Health

What was the best business advice you ever received?

Market a product in order to get returning customers. I provide CPR and OSHA training to nurses, doctors, pharmacists, firefighters, and I will be providing fire extinguisher servicing starting in July. I also am a fire lieutenant at East Manatee Fire and Rescue and teach firemen Continuing Education Units and more than 20 other classes.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be?

I love being a fireman, but I should have a been a doctor.

What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?

Borrowing money, buying equipment and going forward with purchasing this business.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?

New Zealand, because of its beautiful nature.

-- Angie Monroe

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