The Florida Small Business & Entrepreneur Forum 2015
March 24 & 25 - Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore - Tampa, Florida 

Preparing for Financial Growth and Success

gold sponsor

Personal. Professional. Perfect for Your Business.


From a small start-up to a thriving company, we'll help you guide your business every step of the way. With your very own Business Account Officer, you'll have a trusted partner who's looking out for your best interests.

silver sponsors

Located in Tarpon Springs (main office) and Tampa we are a tax preparation, accounting, investment and insurance services firm. We have dedicated, professional, expert advisors in each of our four separate divisions working together as one team. We’ve been serving our community for over 20 years.


Our passion is helping individuals, entrepreneurs and small business reach their financial goals. Your financial goals depend on properly tracking your income and expenses, minimizing your taxes and allocating your assets according to your risk tolerance.

The turn of the economy triggered many companies to fail because they hadn’t given time to review weaknesses – they didn’t develop a strategic plan of evolution for an ever-changing market. The weak perished, the strong survived - Survival of the fittest at its finest. Building an adaptable business model and planning for sustainability is key for any business to survive, let alone grow successfully. By developing stronger companies at the core, better leaders and more engaged employees, we inherently build stronger communities which reduce government dependence, thereby catalyzing a happier and more successful nation. A team of business strategists and consultants, Ali Ann & Co. delivers solutions for business owners to increase sales, strengthen profits and help leaders get back on top of their businesses so they can get back to having a life!

bronze sponsors

FranNet partners with aspiring entrepreneurs and individuals interested in becoming business owners. Together, we will determine your ideal franchise opportunity, effectively matching you and your needs with the right franchise for sale.  FranNet of Greater Tampa Bay is a locally owned and operated franchise with experienced consultants helping entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay area. Through our free consulting services, we will provide the valuable research and guidance necessary to feel truly confident in your decision.

Since 1973, we have built a reputation as the premier Tampa Bay regional law firm, with offices in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa.  We pride ourselves on high quality legal work delivered in an efficient and results-oriented manner.  The firm’s clients include local and national businesses, real estate developers, medical professionals and businesses, accounting and engineering firms, commercial lenders, private equity funds, local governments and special districts, as well as individuals and consumers. 

Combined Worksite Solutions provides an extensive approach to supplemental benefits. Our U-Select® program is designed to help enhance existing employer-provided benefit plans. It includes benefit communication, quality insurance products that can be tailored to the individual needs of employees, and more.

Dynamic Corporate Solutions, Inc. (DCSI) is a full service consulting firm providing exceptional Human Resources Consulting, Staffing, Workplace Training and HR Helpline Services to our clients. DCSI offers a team of seasoned and certified human resources, training, staffing and management experience under the guidance of the Founder, President and CEO, Suzanne Lemen. Recognized as Business Leader of The Year, Ms. Lemen expanded the organizational reach by offering the national HR Helpline and staffing services. Our core competencies include expertise in all areas of human resources management, performance management, employee relations, staffing and employment, compensation, training and development, policy development, regulation and compliance.

Following a rash of mergers and acquisitions across the state, Bay Cities Bank opened it's doors in November of 1999. More than a decade later our core values still provide the guidance that has fueled our growth and kept us focused on what we do best: “Building meaningful relationships with our customers”. At Bay Cities, we take a different approach to banking. If you have experienced the bureaucracy of dealing with a larger financial institution you know there is a better way. As a community bank, we believe in a “user friendly” approach to supporting the individuals and businesses that help our community thrive. We are part of the fabric of Tampa Bay, along side of our customers. To us, inspiration and ambition signal success as much as a bulging bank account. That's why we go out of our way to help the organizations, professionals and local business people in our community with the financial products and services they need. There are other differences you're sure to notice about Bay Cities Bank. Like our experienced, knowledgeable staff who know you by name and work personally with you to help meet your financial goals. We offer specialized services that help you save time and money. Our courier service and remote deposit literally bring the bank to your door. Bay Cities prides itself in responding with a sense of urgency and maintaining a nimble mindset to meet your needs. We want our uncommonly high level of personal service to make you feel valued each time you interact with us.

You have customers to serve and satisfy. So does USAmeriBank - you're one of them. By getting to know you and your financial needs, we strive to make your banking experience effortless and reliable. Our bankers are fully knowledgeable about the specific needs of attorneys, CPAs and medical practices, as well as manufacturing and real estate. No matter what your line of business, we are ready to provide solutions that enhance your ability to grow. At USAmeriBank we support our customers' success by providing comprehensive services that make it easier for you to manage your day-to-day cash management functions and meet your financial goals. Our Treasury Management capabilities include online banking access, a host of receivables solutions, including remote deposit capture, payment solutions, electronic wire transfers, ACH origination, automated investment sweeps and many more.

The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship’s objective is to educate and connect students and alumni with advanced entrepreneurs. All of the center’s faculty have started, purchased or run a successful business. A blend of entrepreneurial faculty and business owners provides students with unprecedented and regular access to learn and closely collaborate with top entrepreneurial minds.

Whether you are an individual seeking career or certification training, or a business seeking professional development opportunities for your employees, the Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education (ICCE) stands ready to assist in your growth.

On Demand Capital is designed to help businesses secure the capital that they need to allow their business to grow.  We provide unsecured business loans, that do not come with the difficulties of a traditional bank. Our goal is to make the process fast and easy  so that your business can get the cash you need quickly so that you can grow your business.

Oasis Outsourcing, one of the nation’s largest Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) provides Human Resources, Employee Benefits, Healthcare Reform (ACA), Payroll Administration and Risk Management services. Our products and services allow small- and medium-sized businesses to compete with those offered by Fortune 500 companies. Contact us at 866-AT-OASIS (286-2747) or visit www.OasisAdvantage.com.

One Payment is the 2014 #1 reseller of First Data credit card processing services in the U.S. This feat was accomplished by offering industry-leading technology, accessible 24/7 customer support, advanced fraud detection systems, and top-tier security to its merchant clients. One Payment, based out of Doral, FL, will beat any current rate on the market for qualified merchants and specializes in small business startups, eCommerce, and mobile credit card solutions.