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’s 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”
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 “a 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,” a written statement said. Continue reading “Group launches plan to boost ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’”
TAMPA — BarCamp and Code Camp, two major gatherings for members of the Tampa Bay technology industry, are merging into one larger event.
Roughly 1,000 attendees are expected at BarCamp/Code Camp Tampa 2012, a daylong, free event scheduled at the University of South Florida on Oct. 13. Continue reading “‘Camp’ tech events merge, widen scope”
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”
TAMPA — Restaurant owners and retailers are familiar with using social media to reach consumer audiences. For companies targeting a business-to-business audience, social media use is more nuanced, but still effective.
Continue reading “Companies find business-to-business relevance in social media”
Becker & Poliakoff has become a member of CoWork Tampa to help support the legal and business needs of entrepreneurs.
The multi-practice business law firm, based in Fort Lauderdale, has 12 offices in Florida, including one in Clearwater. Continue reading “Fort Lauderdale law firm joins CoWork Tampa”