About Tim McCarthy

Stories and Connection

I enjoy talking and writing about a variety of topics, both personal and professional. Here's a few examples.

  • Personal experiences and lessons learned over my life
  • Business insights that are easy to digest and apply
  • Thought-provoking observations into human nature
  • Stories about music, books, and pop culture
  • Questions that challenge me to consider my choices

Mostly, I want to share my journey and connect with people in the hope that my story might be helpful to others​​. And I love to interact with audiences. Watch this Lakeland College interview and you'll see what I mean! 

Everyone deserves a seat at the table of financial stability. The Business of Good believes in Economic Inclusion through Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship.

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Tim McCarthy

Tim's Career

  • 1975-1987 | Professional political organizer, advertising agency executive and Chief Marketing Officer of 650 restaurant chain
  • 1988-2007 | Founder, CEO of WorkPlace Impact, "We Deliver Where People Work"; sold to Riverside Company
  • 1997-present | Founder, Mission Officer; The Business of Good Foundation, "Serving Those Who Serve the Poor"
  • 2003-2021 | Investor, Minority Owner; Raising Cane's of Ohio; 44 restaurant franchisee of national chicken finger brand based in Dallas, TX and Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2014-present | Founder, Kara Zale Partners, Investors in Real Estate Development, Construction, Banking, and Student Housing
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1 Speaking at VISTAGE
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2 Being silly with my grandchildren
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3 My lovely, kind, and wise wife, Alice
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4 Laughing with my granddaughter and goddaughter
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5 One of my proudest moments
Tim's Blog
Tim's Good Resources
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