@TBBO Tuesdays – Securing CrowdFunding and Staying Together Featuring Matthew Easterly, Steve Santorsola, Chris Krimitsos, Valerie and Michael Lipstein

#TBBOTuesdays was featured today on #ThatBusinessShow.  The Tampa Bay Business Owners is an 8 year old brand that works with business owners to help them collaborate and learn from one another in fun, informative and diverse events each month.  #ThatBusinessShow, now in partnership with the organization, is a natural fit for the organization and the show and TBBO’s synergy is giving more strength and reach to the Tampa Bay business owner.  We invite all Tampa Bay area business owners to apply for membership at http://www.tbbo.org or attend our Intro to TBBO event on June 7th at the iHeart Media Building from 2:30 to 4:30 pm to learn more.  You can register free of charge for that event here – http://www.tbbo.org/event-2250555?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=5/24/2016

Opening up today’s show at 7am was Matthew Easterly, President and Founder of Maximum Security Services.  An expert in home security and automation. Matt shares his story of entrepreneurism working for another professional and then being guided by them into his own business.  He and his company work hard to provide instant, top notch customer service and he elaborates how the big brands service is inferior to his personal customer service offered here in the Bay area.  From basic installations to advanced systems and security cameras, Matthew is your man to contact for security.  Check him out online at http://www.maxsecuritytampa.com or give him a call today at 813-787-8686 to get you and your home protected today!

My next guest on the program was Steve Santorsola, Founder and CEO of Rapport 24/7.  He was joined in studio by Matt Nelson who provides insight and first hand experience into working with the app that Steve and Suzie Santorsola created.  This revolutionary app is an easy to use video app that is available on iOS and Android operating systems and is designed to capture in field video testimonials.  Download the app onto your smartphone and then pay a monthly fee and all your video can be capture on your phone and then stored online via your desktop platform for easy sharing across multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google.  They are working on relationships with YouTube and HootSuite as well.  I frequently use the app in studio for short video clips and the short video clips work to enhance viewership and also add SEO value to your website.  Their desktop management platform allows for easy sharing via an embed code or email link too that is automatically provided when uploading video to the site.  Learn more about this platform at http://www.rapport247.com or give Steve a call today at 813-760-2200 to learn more!

At 8am, I spoke with the Founder of TBBO, Chris Krimitsos.  He is hosting an event on June 6th from 4:30 to 7:30pm at the iHeart Media Building called “Leveraging Crowdfunding For More Than Just Money”  Tickets are $29.00 and $19.00 for TBBO members.  This event will raise awareness and funds for his upcoming documentary on podcasting called “The Messengers” but will also be a workshop to teach people the ins and outs of crowdfunding and how it can be used as a marketing and PR tool and not just a way to raise funds for an idea.  Register for the event here – http://www.tbbo.org/event-2253277?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=5/24/2016

My guests for the 8am hour were then Valerie and Michael Lipstein, Owners of Couples & Business.  Founded by them because of the growth in couple in business, Valerie and Michael saw an opportunity to apply the techniques and tips they used to work together to help others do the same without harming their personal relationship.  Valerie is a certified coach/entrepreneurial specialist and published author and speaker and Michael is a relationship expert who has worked with thousands of couples and individuals since 1979 so they have a natural fit with their backgrounds to provide these services to couples in need of business/personal guidance.  We spoke of the workshops they offer to assist and some of the tools they use to help couples in business.  We also touched on the issue of what happens when an effective business is unfortunately facing a divorce of the couple and how many wish to remain in business but separate.  Get in touch with Valerie and Michael today if you are facing problems in your business / personal relationship and don’t wait until it’s too late, their guidance can save a marriage and business.  Reach out to them at 727-223-5783 or online at http://www.couplesandbusiness.com!

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