About tony puckerin
A dual citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and the United States. Mr. Puckerin is passionate about sharing business development tools with small business owners.
He immigrated to the United States at the age of 19 and lived there on and off for approximately 33 years. He enlisted in the US Army, was honorably discharged after 3 years. Then, he enrolled in the UMass Boston, BSc. in Business Management.
After graduation, he returned to Trinidad to begin his professional career as a junior consultant with an “old-school” consulting company, The Alexander Proudfoot Company (APC) out of Miami, USA. The assignment was with the National Commercial Bank of T&T, providing operational and behavioral training to the Bank’s 21 Branches. That was in 1986, the T&T economy took a nose dive.
Back To The U.S.
In late1986, he returned to the US and started a new career in the automobile industry to which he gave 13 years good years of his life. As an independent contractor, he was in business without the overhead.
This was his school for interpersonal relationships. He initiated, and managed one of the first automobile dealership Internet Sales Department in Metropolitian Boston market.
The new department consistently generated sales of 40 plus additional units a month. After approximately 2 years in this position he left the dealership and reinvented himself “Automotive Internet Consultant.
His services included developing a branded website for small and mid-sized dealerships, training staff to process incoming internet leads and telephone strategies for incentivizing prospects to visit the dealer.
Returned To Trinidad.
In 2007, because of a family emergency, he returned to Trinidad and decided to stay in Trinidad permanently. In 2008 I registered, the Guerilla Marketing Consulting Company.
Primarily, The Company focused on assisting small business owners in Trinidad to establish a web presence and facilitate behavioral staff training.
Pivoting to Mastermind Group
Facilitating mastermind groups was an easy transition with his past experience in delivering training to adult groups. His goal is to establish 6l mastermind groups that meet on a regularly scheduled basis.
The objective of each mastermind group is to provide members with the resources to accomplish their business goals.
He hosts business networking events, and manages a busines networking membership site.
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