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Source: Billboard By: Billboard Staff The independent music sector is larger and stronger than ever. As the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) convenes Indie Week in New York June 17-20, executives and artists can celebrate the growth of the worldwide indie music business. Independent labels generated $6.9 billion in global music sales in 2017 (the most recent estimated figure), up from $6.2 billion the previous year, according to a report released … Continue reading
Source: The Post and Courier By: Mary Katherine Wildeman A communications technology firm has tripled its office space in Charleston on the heels of a first fund-raising round and a growth spurt. Avoxi’s CEO said it grew out of an office overlooking the Cooper River and plans to expand its team. The move comes as the company has put its focus on building its inventory. Avoxi provides an alternative … Continue reading
The latest addition to The Library in St. Pete is Unlocking Creativity – How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets, authored by Michael Roberto. As his interview in Forbes magazine explains, creativity doesn’t typically come from the lack of ideas, but from barriers in organizations that stifle creative thinking. This is the 3rd of Professor Roberto’s books to join our library, and the first one for which you can find both a brief … Continue reading
We saw this column by our friend, Frank Williamson of Oaklyn Consulting, in the Memphis Business Journal and thought it was excellent. Frank captures well the way we, and many others in the Southeast, like to do business and both the importance and pleasure of focusing on building long term relationships. COURTESY OAKLYN CONSULTING Frank Williamson is founder of Oaklyn Consulting, a Tennessee-based strategy consulting firm that has a … Continue reading
The individual income tax-rate cuts of the 1980s helped make LLCs the default business structure for startups – but the 2017 reduction in corporate tax rates, coupled with the capital gains tax rate increases in the 2010s, have changed the dynamic. As last week’s Wall Street Journal explains in “Startups Discover the Allure of the C Corporation,” in some circumstances the ‘C’ structure creates potential tax benefits for entrepreneurs … Continue reading
Source: The St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning Lanny Tucker, CEO, PowerChord, with Stephanie Shreve, vice president of customer success, and Michelle Tipton, vice president of finance. PowerChord, a St. Pete software company, has bested other technology companies including Google and Microsoft in one key measure. Following several recent promotions, women account for 40% of the senior management at PowerChord, twice the percentage of female executives in leadership at … Continue reading
Source: Prepaid Technologies Deal more than doubles Prepaid Technologies’ purchasing card portfolio, adds exciting new product enhancements for the business payments leader BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Prepaid Technologies, a leading provider of business payment solutions, announced the acquisition of Karmic Labs’ dash™, the San Francisco-based purchasing card portfolio and expense management solution, as well as other select assets. The deal, which closed on March 1, 2019, adds several members of Karmic’s key … Continue reading
Tampa, FL – February 21, 2019 Ballast Point Ventures II, LP and Ballast Point Ventures I, LP (“BPV”) are pleased to announce that they have successfully exited their growth equity investments in MolecularMD, a molecular diagnostics company founded in West Palm Beach, FL. MolecularMD was acquired by ICON plc (NASDAQ: ILCR), a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Founded in 2006 by … Continue reading
Source: Business Observer FL By: Brian Hartz With its unique origin story and approach to e-commerce, the St. Petersburg tech company strikes a chord with multi-location brands and franchises. Can it manage rapid growth while maintaining its culture?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PowerChord Inc., a St. Petersburg digital marketing company, comes by its cool name honestly. Prior to having a go at entrepreneurship in 2001, founder Pat Schunk played guitar for classic rock icon … Continue reading
Tampa, FL – February 7, 2019 Ballast Point Ventures II, LP (“BPV”) is pleased to announce that Flexpoint Ford has led a majority recapitalization of BPV portfolio company YPrime, a global leader in cloud-based eClinical solutions. Ballast Point Ventures II has retained a substantial minority stake in the Company, and BPV Partner Matt Rice will continue to serve on the Board. BPV II originally invested in YPrime in 2013 to … Continue reading