Title: General Manager
Company: Half Shell Seafood House of Florida LLC, 5231 University Parkway., Suite 109, University Park
What was the best business advice you ever received?
People are the most important to your business. Look out for your employees, take care of your staff.
If you could choose another profession, what would it be?
A Florida Water Conservation officer.
What was the key to leading your business through the recession?
The decision to move from a downtown Sarasota spot to University Park. One of the problems with our previous address was that it had very little parking which was a big challenge for some of our elderly clients. To get the public to come we had to make a move. Definitely, the move was what led our business through the recession.
What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?
The move from a corporate secure job to a restaurant environment.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia and exploring Australia. It's beautiful from what I've seen and I still have to experience that.
-- Angie Monroe