At F.O.C.U.S. Resources, our expertise is business process and systems. Our experience with over 500 businesses (large and small) and non-profit organizations is incorporated into the C.O.R.E.™ Business Transformation System. Want to start a business? Or grow your existing business? We can guide you through all the decisions. Need funding? Our clients have raised over $500 million in government and private sector funding.

Through education, coaching, training, and consulting, we guide you to business success. If your goal is financial independence through business ownership, we work with you to take your idea and make it a business. If you are passionate about a cause and want to start a non-profit, we are there to guide you through the process.


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Is Your Business Ready To Grow?

Your Business Can Grow!

Or Are You Just Getting Started?

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Recent Articles

  • 10 Elements of Successful Businesses - While every business has elements that are unique to it. Every successful business shares common characteristics with other successful businesses. Concept The first element of a successful business is a clear concept of what the business is and does. This concept is more than the idea for a product or ...
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  • NC PACES Act Crowdfunding in North Carolina - Host Lea Strickland talks with Benji Taylor Jones of Ward and Smith law firm in Raleigh, NC about the NC PACES Act Crowdfunding in North Carolina and the specifics of  NCPO and LPO. Benji recently joined the Raleigh office of Ward and Smith.  She has been a trusted counselor to ...
  • Author Jean Costa on Choosing Your Words, Crafting Your Life - Author Jean A. Costa joined me in the studio to discuss her new book: Choosing Your Words, Crafting Your Life. Jean is a former high school math teacher with a BA from St. John’s University in NYC and a Masters in Social Work from UNC, Chapel Hill. She has practiced Yoga ...
  • Food Trucks, Technology and Foosye’s Ray Chow - Host Lea Strickland talks with Ray Chow of Foosye about the transformation of the food truck industry with new business models and technology. Ray has been in the restaurant Business for 20 years. Ray was on our show in June of 2015 and shared insights and experiences with the food ...
  • Customer Satisfaction and Social Media for Small Businesses - Guest Nancy MacCreery of Broad Reach Marketing Services: Broad Reach develops practical, effective marketing solutions that ensure local businesses attract, engage and retain customers. She's worked with both large and small organizations, developing successful market strategies, directing groundbreaking market research, and distilling compelling messaging for interactive campaigns. Additionally, Nancy has ...
  • Donate Buy Real Estate - Do you have a favorite Charity? Are you buying or selling a home? What if you could donate to your favorite charity or non-profit simply by listing them as a beneficiary of your home buying or selling transaction? Wouldn't that be great! Leigh Roberts and Team Roberts at Century 21 ...

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Books by Lea Strickland

from Lea Strickland

10 Minute Success: Goals

10 Minute Success – Goals is the answer to the question I am asked on an almost daily basis: “How do you get so much done?!”

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from Lea Strickland

The ABC’s of Biblical Change


The ABC’s of Biblical Change: Lessons from the Pentateuch walks readers through the lives and lessons of various Bible characters and examines some key concepts that span the lives of these characters.

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from Lea Strickland

SBIR Basics: The Numbers


This book is for the SBIR recipient. It contains the building blocks of the concepts for accounting, financial and administrative requirements that are associated with federal funding.

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Out of the Cubicle and Into Business


This isn’t “theory”, but practical insights, questions, and information on the realities of starting your own business and laying the foundation for success.

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from Lea Strickland

Marketing Strategies That Really Work!


No matter how good your product or how strong your promotional offer, if you fail to get that information into the marketplace where potential customers can see it , success will forever elude you.

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from Lea Strickland

One Great Idea Can Revolutionize Your Business


Eighteen Power-House ideas to make your life and business successful.

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