Faces in business: Charlotte Reed

Title: "Petrenologist"

Company: The Pet Buzz, 3102 Cortez Road W., Bradenton

What was the best business advice you ever received?

No matter how bad or good the economy is you have to promote yourself. Being a TV/radio personality that's a must.

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

To be a mom but I also can see myself being a chef or florist. Creating or growing things to make people happy is what I'd pursue.

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

Moving from New York to Florida was a personal and financial risk. I now am producer and host of "The Pet Buzz" at a local radio station. It's a talk show promoting pet health and wellness. I have a better and balanced life, socially and culturally.

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

Alaska. We forget that there are so many beautiful places in the U.S.

-- Angie Monroe