Pinellas County rolls out expanded effort to work with small businesses

Small businesses in the Tampa Bay area will have first crack at about $40 million in purchases by Pinellas County, under an expanded Small Business Enterprise program.

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Success outside Silicon Valley: ‘ConnectWise is the Fairchild Semiconductor of Tampa Bay’

Guest writer Shane Needham writes, "I’m not entirely sure what struck me first, but this event was a celebration at scale. The dusty floors of the space under renovation were barely noticed as ConnectWise employees made their way in to find a spot to hear from ConnectWise and Thoma Bravo leadership. Music played, drinks flowed and the energy was nearly visible."

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16 Tampa-St. Pete area companies make the Seminole 100

One hundred fast-growing businesses owned or managed by alumni of Florida State University were recognized at the Seminole 100 celebration in Tallahassee.

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Squarespace: Anthony Casalena [How I Built This With Guy Raz]

Like many classic technology stories, Sqaurespace started in a college dorm room.

In 2003, 21-year-old Anthony Casalena created a website-building tool for himself. But after hearing some positive feedback from friends, he decided to put the tool online and start a business.

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Music and medicine: Meet double bassist Lloyd Goldstein

Becoming a great musician wasn’t enough for double bassist Lloyd Goldstein. He’d reached that zenith early in his 21-year tenure with the Florida Orchestra, but he was left wanting something else, something more … tangible.

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The Shuffle

Stephanie Handelson
Greystone Healthcare Management


The Hustle

Jessie Britely (Empowering Creatives)

When her day job abruptly ended in 2017, she found herself at a crossroads. That's when she kicked off her business, Empowering Creatives. Britely's craft is a unique marriage of visual art, self-care, and life coaching.

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Foundation For A Healthy St. Petersburg

Creating a just and sustainable St. Petersburg: eradicating inequality to achieve optimal health for all people.

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Kiran C. Patel, M.D.
Cardiologist, Philanthropist

Focus: Humanity

How AI Will Rewire Us [The Atlantic]

For better and for worse, robots will alter humans’ capacity for altruism, love, and friendship.

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ICYMI: ConnectWise sells to private equity firm in a deal that spotlights tech in Tampa Bay

ConnectWise, a managed IT services provider and software developer in Tampa, has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a technology-focused private equity firm.

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