Happy Monday and welcome back to #ThatBusinessShow where we work to bring you Tampa Bay’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and community leaders. We have two workshops going on this week and more can be learned about the events at www.tbbo.org/events – the first event is a double header event featuring two presentations. The first presentation is “7 Steps to Sales Success – the Convergence Method. Led by Patrick Leask, certified business coach with ActionCOACH, learn how the science of persuasion and the art of influence can be leveraged to supercharge your sales. For over two decades, Patrick has created winning B2B go-to-market sales strategies and for the past 4 years has coached local business owners to accelerated growth. The second presentation is “Work From the Outside In – A Growth Strategy For Your Business”. Scott Jungles, Senior Partner with Symplicity Designs, will teach you a unique way of looking at your business, from the outside in instead of the traditional inside out way. Scott has more than 30 years experience helping organizations improve, innovate and grow and has held leadership positions for commercial business operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. Tickets are $79 to the general public and TBBO members receive discounted rates – register and learn more at www.tbbo.org/events.
Opening up the program today was Ryan Foster and Rick Rome of Wash Club. Rick Rome founded this company after experiencing poor quality dry cleaning service from servicers in the New York area and seeing the need for reliable On-Demand laundry service. Wash Club, via an app on your phone, gives the consumer on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service. You can arrange for pickups and drop-offs to fit your schedule and all drivers and staff are w-2 employees. You can track the drivers location on your phone sort of like Uber and Jamie makes note of the similarities between the Uber/Lyft service for vehicles and how Wash Club is comparable to that for laundry service. Ryan owns the license in the Tampa Bay area and talks about the company’s unique approach to laundry services. Ryan has owned laundromats and been in the business for several years and jumped at the opportunity to add Wash Club to his laundry business after a discussion with the Founder Ryan last December. You can find the app available on your smart phone, bot the iOS and Android operating systems, just look up Wash Club to get started and learn more at www.washclubtb.com!
My next guests were returning guests Brent Kraus, owner of Ella Bing and Kim Randall with KiMedia Strategies. They were joined in studio alongside the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Brent and Kim co-Founded an upcoming event, Beer and Bow Ties and the 2nd annual event is being held August 31st to benefit The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and work towards suicide prevention. Brent, who lost his brother to suicide, talks about his loss from suicide as does Kim who lost a best friend and business partner to suicide as well. The Crisis Center offers many services to people in the Tampa Bay and a suicide counseling/hotline service is one of the services. By calling 211, you can be connected to the Crisis Center for assistance with suicidal thoughts or for other traumatic events such as rape or abuse. 100% of the proceeds from the event will go to benefit suicide prevention and you can pick up tickets for just $40 at http://beerandbowtiestampabay.com/products/beer-bow-ties-at-the-ritz-ybor
At 8am, we welcomed Judith Koehn, Principal Designer/Founder with Gestalt Design. Judith started Gestalt Design in June of 2015 after doing contract work for other architects and designers. In March of this year she decided it was time for her to work for her own clients rather than doing the work for someone else’s clients. She had owned her own design firm, “Form-N-Function” in Yuma, AZ for 8 years prior to the Housing Market decline in 2008 and missed the connection she had with her clients and wanted to get back to that. She explains what a residential designer is and how it differs from an architect and / or interior designer and speaks of the benefits of hiring a designer in addition to the contractor who will build your home. She has worked with over 500 homes on the design process and is experienced in all types of design from modern and contemporary to Key West and Tudor design. Learn more about her at www.gestaltdesign.biz or give her a call today at 727-644-9856 for your next home!
Our guest at 8:30 was Monica Sanchez-Diu, DMD, one of the Founders of OPES Health. This is a medical facility that offers many medical services under one roof. Located in Channelside, she is the Chief Dentist and they have an Optometrist, Primary Care Doctor, a Pharmacy and many state of the art machines. The idea to produce all services under one roof, including urgent care, started 3 years ago and just opened up 2 weeks ago. They are located at 912 Channelside Drive and you can learn more about them at http://www.opeshealth.org.