Fresh out of college from the University of Houston with a BA degree, she and husband Michael opened two Science and Nature stores in Houston. Within seven years, they grew their business from start-up to over a half million dollars in annual sales. Moving on to the next rung, Tonya founded a new concept in networking and advertising called Your Local City. The new idea combined affordability, online directory and advertising exposure, and personal-involvement networking participation. The result was an organization that erupted began operating statewide. Having recently sold the Your Local City statewide networking groups to a national network organization, has enabled her and Michael to create their latest and most energetic endeavor called Stand Out in Your Business.
Stand Out in Your Business reflects Tonya’s what-is-in-it-for-you business motto. The entire organization has been designed so its membership has access to website development, business and program development, book publishing and coaching along with other fabulous programs being created by national experts. Under the Stand Out in Your Business umbrella, each member may create their own sub-group and receive revenue as their leader. She and Michael have pioneered the use of programmed training video capsules delivered to members electronically every business day. These bite-sized lessons keep progress moving forward and help members steadily achieve business goals.
Stand Out in Your Business is on track to become yet another success for Tonya and Michael.
Tonya has won the eWomenNetwork International Conference Business Match Maker of the Year award in 2008 out of their 25,000 members. She has been nominated numerous times for such honors as the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power award and The Best Business Connectors in Dallas by the U.S. Small Business Conference.
Tonya's high energy presentations include:
Key Note Presentation:
"If I can do it, ANYONE can do it!"
Other presentations topics:
"Secrets to a Million Dollar producing website!"
"How to find a CLIENT a day, the Coffee Shop way!"
"Stop the confusion: how to sell multiple products,
service and lines!"
“Insider secrets to attracting and winning
Corporate and Government bids”
Included among her hundreds of keynote and speaking engagements are:
Women's Empowerment Conference 2012!
Business Symposium: Key Note
Ultimate Networking Conference: Key Note
Small Business Administration
The Executive Women in Texas Government
The Institute for Management Consultants
Get More Customers Now Conference
Success Today Summit
North West Business Women
Women Engaged in Building Business
Columnist for by Design for Women magazine
Numerous FM and Internet Radio Shows
Host of the Your Local City Radio Show which aired in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas from April to August 2006 on an AM station.
And already booking into 2012 with exciting conferences such as Las Vegas, New Orleans, Chicago, Denver, Houston and more!
If you seek an engaging speaker or workshop presenter that has learned her craft in the sales, internet and web trenches, Tonya is the obvious choice. Your audience will respond like these two…
I have known Tonya for several years and have heard her speak many times. Each time I do, I learn new concepts and come away feeling as though I have just inhaled a field of sunflowers. Her presentations are vibrant, fresh, and loaded with terrific information. As an observer, I watch the audiences and they are always riveted. She involves them and manages to weave a new spell on them every time. I intend to hear her speak at every opportunity.
Gene Vasconi: Owner, Communication Arts and author of “Say What: Do You really Know What you Are Commuicating?”
When Tonya Hofmann speaks people not only listen they learn. I have had the honor of hearing Tonya speak on several occasions. She has helped me take my leadership and sales skills to the next level with her trainings. She has the ability to grip her audience with her enthusiasm, and she brings clarity and purpose back to their vision.
Tracy Mowry: Owner, Mowry Pools
Tonya is available for speaking venues by contacting…
CEO and Founder of Your Local City, Inc. and Stand Out In Your Business, Inc.