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Coworking Cowork Culture
November 12, 2018

More Than A Desk: How to Maximize Your Cowork Time

She came into the cowork space with uncertain expectations. An adjunct professor longing to gain full-time status -- she taught classes at the state university, the community college and a…
Small business strategy Business 'How-To'
November 12, 2018

4 Big Biz Behaviors That Can Benefit Small Businesses

Every episode of Shark Tank comes with a B2B tutorial, and it's often building that impossible bridge that connects big, successful CEOs to small, ambitious startups and entrepreneurs. As each shark assesses…
William "Bill" Lederer Member Spotlight
November 12, 2018

Member Spotlight: William “Bill” Lederer , iSOCRATES 

He’s a gifted wordsmith who just happens to have a mind for abstract math. He’s worked on Wall Street and boosted the fortunes of his father’s business. He’s started six different…
Collaboration for start-ups Cowork Culture
November 12, 2018

Collaboration: Why and How It Can Help Your Start-Up

Trent McAree had a vision for a business selling smoothie fruit bowls, but to make a go of selling organic acai blended with fresh tastes, whole fruits and flax and chia granola,…
Start-up business Business 'How-To'
November 12, 2018

How to Side-Hustle Your Way to a Successful Start-Up

When Forbes magazine anointed Clearwater native Sara Blakely as the youngest self-made female billionaire in 2012, the Spanx founder proudly boasted on her website: "Putting her butt on the line pays off."…
Linda F. Ramirez Member Spotlight
November 12, 2018

Member Spotlight: Linda Ramirez , Latin Film Festival

Linda Friedman Ramirez develop an affection for Latin American culture while growing up in Western Pennsylvania as a child of parents of Eastern European descent. It's as improbable as it…
Networking in St. Petersberg, Florida Business 'How-To'
November 12, 2018

St. Petersburg’s Best Business Networking Opportunities

Jessica Rivelli can stand in a ballroom filled with 400 women entrepreneurs and business leaders and, seemingly, know them all. It's a reflection of how the Working Women of Tampa Bay founder…
Small business marketing All ArticlesBusiness 'How-To'
September 18, 2018

5 Marketing Elements to Turn Moments into Movements 

Samyr Qureshi and his partners launched their business, Knack, in 2015 with a belief a peer-to-peer college student tutoring app akin to Uber would enjoy success. Just as Uber connects passengers with drivers,…
Coworking All ArticlesCowork Culture
September 16, 2018

7 Ways Coworking Can Help You Grow Your Business

Sometimes the home office grows a little too homey. The entrepreneur can thrive working out of the house, until the call of the couch and the temptation of the television…
Manhattan Casino All ArticlesMember Spotlight
September 16, 2018

Member Spotlight: Mario Farias, Farias Consulting Group

When Mario Farias rides around South St. Petersburg, he sees a district longing to recapture its once legendary status as an economic hub. He sees the Manhattan Casino, where two…
Business Plan for Start-Ups All ArticlesBusiness 'How-To'Special Features
September 11, 2018

One-Page Business Plan to Jump-Start Your Start-Up

Business plans come in all shapes and sizes, depending on their purpose. Lenders typically require much more formal and detailed business plans, complete with financial projections, tax returns, and other…
What is your why? All ArticlesBusiness 'How-To'Special Features
July 16, 2018

Why Knowing Your ‘Why’ is so Important for Your Business

The wafting aroma is the first to invade your senses. Your fingers warm to the touch, twitching in anticipation. You raise the cup, eager to ignite your taste buds and…