Global Advancement LLC
Location: World Trade Center, Suite 300, 333 West Vine Street
How to Contact: (859) 231-8575 or Globaladvt@aol.com
Services: Fund-raising consultants for charities and not-for-profit groups
Owners: Robert K. Lewis, 65, president; Wendy G. Lewis, 62, co-owner
Year business started: 1991
Source of start-up capital: Personal savings
Number of Employees: 19, including four full-time and 15 part-time
Annual Revenues: More than $350,000 in 2000
Number of customers: More than 20 in a typical year
Well-known customers: Kentucky History Center, Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America
How owners network with other business people: Through the programs of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau of Central and Eastern Kentucky.
A mentor who helped start or develop business: Doug Lawson of New York-based Doug Lawson & Associates, a fund-raising expert who advised Lewis when he was starting Global Advancement.
Books reading now: Anderson's Way: The Story of an Entrepreneur, by Ralph G. Anderson
Biggest business mistake: Not having a dedicated business phone when business was started in owners home
Biggest business success: The Lexington Children's Theatre campaign in 1996-98 that raised $2.8 million and gave the 60-year-old group a permanent home