John has presented workshops, speeches and consulting to more than 300 organizations worldwide including; Microsoft, IBM, GE Capital, Merrill Lynch, Abbott Labs, Qualcomm and dozens of small to medium-size businesses. John's book, "Awesomely Simple – Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas into Action," was named one of the top 10 small business books of 2009 by Small Business Trends. In 2011 John was recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America.
During the past year, John Spence has promoted and supported small business excellence through writing for numerous blogs, contributing a monthly column to a regional small business newspaper, teaching several free business improvement seminars and guiding a major initiative in his home town of Gainesville, Florida focused on increasing entrepreneurship and innovation across the state. John has been highly active in helping small businesses succeed on both the local and national level.