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Entrepreneurship

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Long seen as a perfect place to pioneer ideas and make investments, the Tampa Bay region has a well-earned reputation for growing the smallest seeds of entrepreneurial spirit into grandiose plans to solve the world's problems. Take air conditioning, for example. Few places contain a richer history that promises more for the future.

Entrepreneurship Features

Tampa Library Transforms To Meet Demands Of New Economy

Following a national trend in cities, a new space in the historic Downtown Tampa public library reinvents itself for the modern tech-driven world to better serve local entrepreneurs, families and makers.

Carving Out A Niche: Skateboard Shop Features Local Indie Art

St. Petersburg's Central Arts District adds another star to its growing collection of indie artist shops, cafes, clubs and outdoor murals. An overflow crowd turns out for the grand opening of Local Longboards on Central Avenue, a cool new shop featuring handcrafted skateboards.

Tampa's Powerstories Theatre Moves To National Stage

Storytelling is an art that the nonprofit Powerstories Theatre has perfected after more than 15 years in Tampa. But founder Fran Powers is ready for new challenges. She plans to stage five shows in cities across the country with a professional troupe of actors telling true stories about the lives of women.

Music Entrepreneur Launches Concerts In The Workplace

St. Petersburg singer, songwriter and music entrepreneur Fran Snyder builds on the growing popularity of house concerts by launching something similar for the workplace. His new venture gives a whole new meaning to music while you work. Office Concerts pairs the traditional coffee break with a "short burst of live music from a world-class performer.''

Tampa Startup Aims To Reshape Sales Of Children's Clothing

Kindermint, a Tampa Bay-based online retailer of children's clothing, seeks to solve a pain point for working parents nationwide.
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