Free Workspace for Those Impacted by Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew approaches the East Coast, we’ve decided to open our doors to those individuals impacted by the storm. If you are in need of a workspace, CoWorkTampa will be free for you to use for the next two weeks.

We understand the frustrations of being displaced during a storm, but we hope CoWorkTampa will be a great place to get some work done until things return to normal.

Sending a special thanks to Uhsome.com for helping make this possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Wishing everyone a safe and productive week!

Internship at CoWorkTampa

This is my second summer internship experience, however it feels like the first time. Last year I worked at a multinational bank, where I would sit at my small desk and perform statistical analysis. It’s funny how our paths sometimes go in completely different directions; how our preferences change. I’ve always liked marketing and the entrepreneurship environment, and CoWorkTampa combines both worlds.

Right now, I am mostly helping Chris and Ryan to keep their social media platforms updated, which is very interesting, as social media is used by almost all of the business in the U.S. It is a great tool to market yourself, keep track of your advertising investments, and especially, create a bond between the business and the customer. If a business can use social media effectively through things like providing quick responses to inquiries and frequently producing new material, there will be a strong positive correlation between social media use and client retention in the long run.

However, learning new skills is just 3% of the task of an intern, the other 97% is networking. We still live in a people’s world, where the most powerful tool you can have is interpersonal skills to create new relationships with others. I can’t think of a better place to meet new people than CoWorkTampa, as they provide office space to a diverse number of well-known companies and start-ups, giving me the opportunity to meet great entrepreneurs. Another important identity shift all interns (including myself) should make is to become more internally oriented, as opposed to externally oriented, meaning we should take full responsibility for the outcomes in our life and become the action takers. Blaming external factors for everything that happens to us just strengthens the ego.

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Lunch-n-Learn: Legal Insights for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Entrepreneurs and business owners wear many hats. One hat that they shouldn’t wear is that of their own counsel. This presentation will discuss the different issues, pitfalls, and considerations to be considered when starting and operating a business. Additionally, the presenter will address how business owners and entrepreneurs can save time, money, and stress by planning for future events now, rather than reacting once these events occur. Continue reading “Lunch-n-Learn: Legal Insights for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners”