Catalyst rising: Tech firms show jobs spark

Here’s an inside look at just a few of the breaking business news stories in the Feb. 11 print edition of the Tampa Bay Business Journal:

This week’s newspaper features a series of stories and content looking at the foundation of job growth sparked by the Bay area‚Äôs technology sector.
Birth of the idea came in November when we met here at our offices with a dozen CEOs who participate in an advisory group with members of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. It was billed as a chance for us to widen our source base, help these executives understand what makes news and how to get into the newspaper, and gain more understanding. Continue reading “Catalyst rising: Tech firms show jobs spark”

Group launches plan to boost ‚Äėentrepreneurial ecosystem‚Äô

A group of Tampa Bay entrepreneurs has developed a plan they believe will lead to thriving entrepreneurial activity in the Tampa Bay region.
The “Tampa Bay 6/20 Plan” aims to give ‚Äúa shared voice to the entrepreneurial leaders who are looking to develop Tampa Bay into one of the best regions in
the country to start and grow their businesses,‚ÄĚ a written statement said. Continue reading “Group launches plan to boost ‚Äėentrepreneurial ecosystem‚Äô”

Coworking sites proliferate, trend continues

Building on the growing popularity of shared work environments, and looking to supplement income, Chris Arnoldi founded CoWorkTampa, a “coworking loft” in a renovated cigar factory in Tampa this summer.

The 6,000-square-foot space on North Armenia Avenue features 13 individual offices, a large coworking area, a meeting room and other amenities.
“I needed an office and the coworking space helps me subsidize those costs,” said Arnoldi, whose Internet marketing company Uhsome LLC shares the facility. Continue reading “Coworking sites proliferate, trend continues”