StartupBus Florida prepares to hit the road for the 9th year

Fifteen strangers are about to board a bus in Tampa and, over the course of the next several days, create new businesses.

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Veteran St. Pete banker moves into a new role

David Feaster, Florida market president for Republic Bank, will step down from that job and move into a new role, as a consultant at the corporate level for Louisville, Kentucky-based Republic Bancorp Inc.

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Emery Ellinger talks key elements, risks in selling your business [Audio]

In this insightful conversation, Ellinger and Hamilton talk the bull economy, timing and how these factors affect mergers and acquisitions sales. They talk potential risks and valuation, brand value and key elements that reduce risk and lead to a strong sale.

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Interview with Mario Farias from Callaloo and The Big Catch at Salt Creek [St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast]

Our featured interview today is with Mario Farias from Callaloo and The Big Catch at Salt Creek. We find out that Mario's family was in the local St. Pete restaurant business when he was a kid, which he then inherited, then got out of, and now he's back in the restaurant business.

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Meet Hannah Benitez of freeFall’s ‘Pippin’

A familiar presence at freeFall Theatre, Hannah Benitez has appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Mr. Burns, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirates of Penzance and White Fang. She’s currently in the six-member cast of Pippin, onstage through Aug. 11.

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The Shuffle

Joanie Vergo
Kemco Systems


The Hustle

Evan Neidich (Fox and Crow Paper Co.)

Fox and Crow is far more than just a paper company - it's all about art, imagination, and building something you love. With unique and original animal-inspired designs, Evan Neidich built the company from a side hustle to a full-time gig.

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UPC Insurance

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic uses a compassionate, multi-modal approach to change lives in St. Pete.

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Nadine Smith
Equality Florida

Focus: Recognition

Jessica Rivelli: Confidence isn’t holding you back, recognition is

But maybe the biggest challenge women in business face isn’t confidence, but rather recognition for their hard work and accomplishments.

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An entrepreneur’s guide to Miami’s startup ecosystem [The Next Web]

Many may have been surprised when Miami made the shortlist for the Amazon HQ2 finalists, and even more so when Amazon’s search committee made a second trip to the city in the fall of 2018.

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