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Create Moments That Matter


Every once in a while, I come across an entrepreneur who knows how to simplify incredibly important concepts and reduce them to perfect bite-sized (in this case “business-card-sized”) real estate.

John DiJulius is president and founder of the DiJulius Group and John Robert’s Spa, a multiple best-selling author, a keynote speaker, a customer-service consultant, and an all-around amazing dude.

He is an innovative entrepreneur who constantly finds new ways to set his business and customer service experience apart from others. Below is his Customer Service Vision Statement business card that he shares with clients, partners, friends, and others:

We’ve since sent this around the hallowed halls of Gertsburg Licata to support one of our Core Values – Communication.

There’s a right way and a wrong way.

Thanks, John!

Consumer Privacy and Data Protection Laws: Recent Traction


Increasingly, compliance with privacy and data protection laws is a top priority for businesses. That priority is underscored by the recent implementation of the “Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (“CIRCIA”).

CIRCIA requires “Covered Entities” to report cybersecurity incidents and ransom payments to the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”).  Incidents must be reported within 72 hours.  Ransom payments must be reported within 24 hours.

Most states have passed consumer privacy and data protection legislation that grants state regulators authority to bring enforcement actions against such businesses. Failure to comply can result in steep fines. Additionally, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) uses its authority under the FTC Act to bring legal action against organizations for violation of consumers’ privacy rights or failure to maintain the security of sensitive consumer information. As the rate of data security breaches increases, so has the expansion of federal and state laws and regulations. In a further complication, insurers, car dealers, and other businesses with state licenses have their own industry-specific consumer data protection laws. 

Click here to read more about two of the Federal Trade Commission’s laws and how to avoid litigation over privacy practices.

Northeast Ohio CPA Firms

As tax season comes to an end, now is the perfect time to reflect and ensure that your professional practice is heading in the right direction. There are many factors to consider on how to move forward, stay clear-headed and determine what is best for your business. One solution may be to sell your company.

Interested in selling? Our client, an accounting and advisory firm is looking to acquire a CPA firm located in Northeast Ohio with revenue between $1-20 million. Let us walk you through the process.

Need more information? Here are the top reasons why you need a sell-side advisor.

For additional details on this opportunity, contact Mike Callam, President of Gertsburg Licata Acquisitions.

Looking for an A+ Marketing Director!

Do you love leading marketing strategies that propel company growth? Do you have experience in the automotive industry and are looking for your next career step?

Our client is looking for a tech-savvy and goal-oriented Marketing Director to join their team! Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related field with at least 1+ year of experience in the automotive industry and a valid Driver’s license.

This position offers an inclusive environment that encourages diverse perspectives and ideas as well as opportunities to grow and develop your career. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and reference the position in the subject line.

For more information about how Gertsburg Licata Talent can help your business find the professionals it needs click here.

How to Slightly Improve Your Life


I love a good list. . .

Here is a sample of 100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying:

1. Always bring something – wine, flowers – to a dinner/birthday party, even if they say not to.

2. Read a poem every day. Keep a compendium, such as A Poem for Every Day of the Year, by your bed.

3. Buy a plant. Think you’ll kill it? Buy a fake one.

4. Send a voice note instead of a text; they sound like personal mini podcasts.

5. Start a Saturday morning with some classical music – it sets the tone for a calm weekend.

6. Set time limits for your apps. Just go to the settings on your smartphone and add a limit – for example, if you have an iPhone turn on Screen Time.

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