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Welcome to Tampa Bay Business Owners!

Tampa Bay Business Owners is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.  From the outside, we may look like a networking group.  Or even perhaps a Chamber.  But the reality is that we are something altogether different!  We are a community of entrepreneurs and business owners who come together for education, meaningful connections, leadership opportunities and ultimately, a sense of belonging to an entrepreneurial family!  Members of the Tampa Bay Business Owners realize massive growth by actively tapping into the wide array of resources that allow them to work ON their businesses. 

Members On The Move

On The Move In January... Alfonso Castaneira of Healthy Sexy and Delicious secured an agreement to publish a column for USA TODAY and do a Healthy Sexy and Delicious segment with CNN Karen Rowe of Front Rowe Seat was recently hired to ghostwrite a book for her first reality TV star! Lisa Lyons of Dr. Mom CEO is happy to say her new website is up and rockin! – Thanks to Bonnie and Vicki. Shawn Yesner of Yesner Law is expanding his practice by aligning with another attorney to share costs and expenses. Marc Ensign of Re:Think is proud to say his company was featured in this months INC. Magazine. Brianna Beynart of Charge it Media recently had her charging station featured at the Tampa Bourbon and Brewfest 2013. Jennifer Carter of Avidchick Productions recently just wrapped up a major project for a large home painting and coating service to support their new website rollout. Russell Fox of MLD Annex recently signed a contract with Florida Cancer Specialists to write their health care blog. Carolyn Borton of Sunshine Learning Systems was invited to the Christmas Party of one of her clients – in Washington DC at their expense. David Laubacker of Pierogi Delights is happy to say that production capacity will increase by over 1,000% by addition of custom design flash freezer/walk-in freezer. Dianne Allen of Visons Applied is proud to say she’s living with a Vision and Joy group starting January 21, 2014 for 4 weeks. Crystal Gifford of Empowered Wealthy Women recently launched the Tampa Bay chapter of BizTV Shows. Gary Teaney of Transformational Consulting won a 4.6 million-dollar bid for his client, got 4 new contracts, and proposed to his wife for the 11th time and she said yes (Congratulations!). Bruce Wawrzyniak of Now Hear This, Inc. produced 30-second commercials for a Dozen Members of the Valrico Fishhawk Chamber of Commerce. Steve Santersola of ReViewdeos recently had the beta preview release of his website. Bob Davis of Tomaro Inc recently scored a gig at the Sertoma Youth Ranch on December 7th. Scott Huetteman of Engage360 recently closed a deal with an industrial company to develop a marketing strategy and a website revamp – partnering with Joe Malinowski for development. Barbara Dietrich of Tampa Street Café recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of their restaurant. Randall Hunt of Northstar Financial Consulting is glad that his website is finally up and marketing has started – HealthSavingsInfo.info. Peter Dobler of Dobler Consulting recently signed contracts with PNG, Dell and Hitachi, also entered JV partnership with Violin Memory. Lorrin Wagner of Wagner Events just acquired a complete airbrush set up for a second artist – her husband Jeff. Sean Johnson of Deliver Media recently added a geo-targeted display to his product line. Greg Zacharias of Gregory Zacharias CPA recently helped a new business get a $250,000 SBA loan. Peak Reputation and Jodi Kaplan were approached by two different product inventors through LinkedIn and subsequently signed them as new clients. Andre Kasbergur of Suncoast Internet Marketing Mastermind had very successful 1st ever “Marketing in the Internet Age” - looking forward to the next one. Susie Crump of West Coast Jewelry Co recently made “What’s in the jewelry bot?” video with Tony Rockliff. Andrew Meyer of Continental Wholesale Diamonds recently sold his 2nd 6 ½-carat canary diamond and a 10 carat diamond. Adam Dimuzio of Center Stage recently hired 2 new people, bringing the total to 17. Dan Kurtz of Marketing Arsenal LLC, recently helped a client launch an automatic selling website, and his firm was chosen by Healthy Sexy and Delicious as their official social media company. Blair Milliken of Milliken Wholesale Mfg. & Dist. is working with Jodi Kaplan on national dealer network. Betty Norlin of Pitchin in the Kitchen is adding new product offerings from Smelly Creations on her website PitchinIntheKitchen.com. Tony Rockliff of Tony Rockliff Productions recently aided multiple situation evaluation for a major local recording studio and found the 3 major changes that crashed the stats – and help turn them around. Tanya Cielo of Sky Strategic Marketing recently spoke at the first time at a TBBO eMarketing group. John Mickel of Dynamic Carpet Care recently cleaned the carpet in an assisted Living Facility Dining room that the CEO sent a personal email letting us know what a good job it was. Naim Hamdar of CardConnect has recently had 3 record back-to-back months. Shelly Walk of the Walk Law Firm recently closed over $11 million dollars in three different deals in less than 8 days, including a divestiture, an acquisition and a refinance upon Chapter 11. Jeff Sproat of The Golfers Grail was recently named a participating club by Tampa Bay Society, also got established as a golf course with the largest online tee time reservation system (GolfNow) which has 85,000 active TB area users.

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  1. Quick Start

    October 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. eMarketing Group – Brandon

    October 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Intro to TBBO

    October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Eg3 Mastermind

    October 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. eMarketing Group – Tampa

    October 9, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm