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Monday, December 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Platform Helps Local Businesses Get Leads »
Our friends at BALLE , the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, recently sent us information about a tech compan...
Friday, August 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emergency Loans Available for Businesses Affected by Flooding »
Gov. Rick Scott activated the state's Emergency Bridge Loan Program to help small businesses in the greater Tampa Bay regi...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research Firm Looking for Small Business Owners »
L&E Research, which has offices in Tampa, is looking for  small business owners who would be interested in being...
Friday, February 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Casting Call for Small Businesses »
LocalShops1 was contacted recently to help find local businesses interested in participating in free promotional videos. P...
Thursday, February 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
February 2015 Tips & Bits for Businesses »
MARKETING   Drawing More People to Your Website By now you've heard "content is king" a gazillion times, and...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gov. Rick Scott's Inaugural Address »
Gov. Rick Scott was sworn in to his second term on Jan. 6,  2015. T he following is his inaugural address , &nbs...
Friday, December 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
12 Days of LinkedIn »
   12 Days of LinkedIn was written by  Brynne Tillman ,  CEO of Social Sales Link, and a national...
Sunday, December 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014: Hyper-Local Business Highlights »
Also see related story:  LocalShops1 Year in Review The past year was a stellar one for local businesses he...
Sunday, December 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gift Card Swap! »
  Ten local businesses took part in LocalShops1's first-ever Local Gift Card Swap.    The idea beh...
Saturday, December 6, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
88 Million Shoppers Participated in Small Business Saturday »
  Small Business Saturday® Results: Independent Businesses Make Strong Statement to Start the Holiday Shopp...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington Post Reporter Needs Input from Small Businesses »
The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is trying to help a writer at the Washington Post. He’s looking for input...
Thursday, September 18, 2014   (2 Comments - view/add)
Paint the Mall Pink! »
  What:  Paint the Mall Pink, a community engagement event focused on Breast Cancer Awareness and Women's Heal...
Monday, September 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Help a Charity, Promote your Business »
  The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay's annual Bingo Fundraiser takes place Sept. 24 and there are opportunities...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Human Value: $174? »
Another study came out last summer, and it put the value of a Facebook fan at $174. We disagree. We think our fans (though...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
St. Pete Mayor Kriseman: 100-Day Report »
Following is the 100-Day Update from St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman: 100   Days , ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report: Tampa Bay Great Place to Start a Business »
Starting a business? You're in luck if you're in St. Petersburg or Tampa, according to a new report by WalletHub . The w...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tip for Bosses: Give Staff Chocolate! »
Want your staff to be happy and perky and more productive? A recent study at the University of Warwick reports that chocol...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kriseman's Swearing-In Speech »
Below is a transcript of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's swearing-in speech. We especially love his thoughts on suppo...
Monday, October 7, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Keeping it in the (LS1) Family »
We love seeing local businesses supporting each other!  Here are just a few recent highlights of LocalShops1 members...
Monday, October 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get Your Name Out There! »
VENDOR & SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES, Oct. & Nov. Oct. 27, St. Pete Yoga Festival Must be logged in as a bus...
Monday, September 30, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flood Insurance Workshop »
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and St. Petersburg College recently hosted a seminar about upcoming changes to...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vendor Organizer Rules 101 »
  First time planning an event? Tip No. 1: Hire an expert! Seriously, organizing events is often much tougher than i...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Vendor Rules, 101 »
The weather is getting cooler (and hopefully soon, a tad drier), and that means vendor season in Tampa Bay is heating up!...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Facebook Eases Rules, But ... »
.     Facebook recently revised its Pages Terms for businesses to be able to run contests wi...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
August Newsletter »
  Geckofest in Gulfport   This quirky, family-friendly street f...
Monday, August 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local Pride »
        The keynote speaker at the Aug. 4 LocalShops1's 5th Birthday Bash & Best in...
Monday, June 24, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
TB Lightning: Call for Artists »
Press release from Tampa Bay Lightning! CALL FOR ARTISTS! The Tampa Bay Times Forum and the Tampa Bay Lightning a...
Monday, June 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Small Business Week 2013 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2013 Presidential Proclamation National...
Thursday, May 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
3 Tips for New Businesses »
When you start a business, any business, you suddenly become very popular. Advertising reps, marketing experts, printing b...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Never Say These 2 Words »
The following is an edited version from a blog by Ebony Grimsley, founder of Above Promotions Picture this. You’re watch...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Secrets to Vendoring Success »
Vendor events can be fun and rewarding, or they can be a complete waste of time and money. And when you leave a not-so-pro...
Thursday, March 21, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local Motive Returns to USF »
LocalShops1 is excited to be back again for Local Motive, USF's signature Buy Local event! We'll be set up in our booth --...
Sunday, March 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
5,000 Facebook Fans! 10,000 Twitter Followers! »
What is the fascination with numbers on social media sites?  What Happens at 1,000 Facebook Likes or Twitter Follower...
Sunday, March 3, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wealth inequality in the U.S. »
Fair? Watch, and make your own decisions.  
Thursday, February 28, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Promotional Opportunities: March & April »
Lots of opportunities coming up to showcase your business, so we decided to do a compilation here. See you around town!...

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