Why your Business Needs a Virtual IT Department

An Information Technology department is one of the biggest small business operational costs, and you might find it hard to justify this expense. Rest assured, though, this necessary expense can be done cost-effectively. As a small business, your IT infrastructure footprint need not be big nor complex and usually does…

Social Media 101

They’re ubiquitous. Those little social media icons can be seen in nearly every commercial and website, as well as on all types of marketing material. But what does the prevalence of “Like us on Facebook” and “Follow us on Twitter” really mean? It means social media is a great, free…

Why We Love Tampa Bay

According to Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, 99% of businesses in our community are small businesses. Thats great evidence of the atmosphere of innovation here in the Tampa Bay region! And with a national spotlight shining on the area thanks to the recent RNC, Tampa Bay is revealing itself to be…

Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs

National initiatives like Joining Forces, which entails a challenge from the White House to the private sector to hire or train more than 100,000 veterans, have spotlighted veterans and the huge role they play in the success of their companies. Major companies like Honeywell, Siemens, and Wal-Mart have rolled out hiring…

Small Biz on Wheels: The Food Truck Phenomenon

Food Trucks rolled onto the scene within the last decade, starting in California, and soon found homes in nearly every metropolitan area. So what is behind this mobile meal phenomenon? A 2012 Intuit study looked at stats behind this industry and revealed a booming business model projected to generate about…

Small Business Spotlight: Sprouts Kids Play / Music Art

This month we’re putting the spotlight on Sprouts Kids Play / Music & Art, a Brandon, FL, area early childhood activity center owned by Janine Chapuis. Sprouts provides a safe, clean, and child-friendly environment for families with small children that fosters confidence and socialization skills. Parents and care-givers are an…