Nick Nanton, personal branding expert and agent to celebrity experts, featured in Fox Business article about starting a business with a  friend.
Orlando, FL – June 7, 2011 – Nick Nanton, Esq., Founder and CEO of The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, a Personal Branding company, was recently quoted in a Fox Business: Small Business Center article titled “Smart or Not: Starting Your Business With a Friend.” The article was for a Q&A segment on
The question posed by a reader concerned going into business with a personal friend.  Subsequent answers were provided by the Young Entrepreneurs Council (The Y.E.C,) of which Nick Nanton is a member. The Y.E.C. is a nonprofit organization that provides young entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, community and educational resources that support each stage of their business’s development and growth.
Nick Nanton, speaking as the co-founder of The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency® responded, “If You’ve Never Disagreed, Don’t Do This: Every business and personal relationship will get strained at one point or another. If you haven’t gotten into any serious disagreements about anything with this friend, you’re not ready to go into business yet. It’s the ability to passionately fight for what you believe in, lose the battle, and still remain friends that will allow you to be successful together.”
The strategy of developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments has led to Nick being known as “The Celebrity Agent.” Nick’s expertise on personal branding and marketing has been sought out and featured in the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, The Chicago Tribune, The California Chronicle,,, USA Today, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, among others.
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About Nick Nanton, Esq.:
Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as The Celebrity Lawyer and Agent to the top Celebrity Experts for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts, through personal branding, to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida. His book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.
Nick is an award winning songwriter and television producer and has worked on everything from large scale events to television shows with the likes of Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Brian Tracy and many more.
Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world and has co-authored five best-selling books, including the breakthrough hit Celebrity Branding You!®.
Nick serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. CelebrityPress has published books by Brian Tracy, Mari Smith, Ron Legrand and many other celebrity experts and Nick has led the marketing and PR campaigns that have driven more than 100 authors to Best-Seller status. Nick has been seen in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, The Huffington Post and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.
Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), a 4-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Florida Hospital and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.
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