Owner and COO of Coastal Maintenance & Restoration
Owner of Oceanic Blue Tretreats, LLC
I decided to go out into business on my own because I wanted “unlimited” potential and because my spirit is entrepreneurial. I am not the kind of person that simply takes orders and I wanted some level of control over my destiny.
Small businesses are experiencing anxiety, uncertain about their present and future prospects as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put the squeeze on their operations. Entrepreneurs, in an effort to prevent a complete shutdown, are thinking outside of the box on how they can continue providing their products or services to the public.
A modern-day chief operating officer's (COO) role is inextricably linked to versatility, with companies showing varying incentives in deciding to appoint them and establishing unique responsibilities that come with the position.
Jon Parrish is an entrepreneur and multi-business partner from Naples, Florida. From a young age, he was a gifted academic student, winning the Broward County Science Fair and earning second place in the State of Florida Science Fair in the Zoology category at the age of 13. Upon graduating from high school, he was awarded a National Merit Scholarship.
From 1981 to 1985, Jon Parrish attended the University of Florida on his scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (cum laude) and majored in English Literature. He subsequently received a scholarship/teaching assist position with the University of California, Irvine and was admitted to the PH. D. program there, but the business world was calling his name. He withdrew after his first year to launch into his career.