How to increase profits by knowing your numbers: Part 2

In my last column, I covered the importance of knowing your numbers as a way to grow your business and make it more profitable. We explored the closing ratio. This

Q&A with The Bank of Tampa’s new CEO

The Bank of Tampa announced a significant change in its executive leadership in January, but the bank had been planting the seeds for succession long before the announcement hit the

How to increase profits by knowing your numbers

As Marcus Lemonis, the businessman and star of The Profit says, “If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business.” Today, you will begin to know your business

Accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman announces major merger

Dixon Hughes Goodman, an accounting firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina but with a presence in Tampa Bay, has announced it will merge with BKD CPAs & Advisors. The merger

Still struggling with forecasting sales for 2022?

Sales has traditionally been an intuition-driven profession: “What’s in your pipeline?  What do you think is going to close?” But these days, that approach puts companies and organizations at a

Do Wharton students know what the average income is in Tampa? Probably not.

“I asked Wharton students what they thought the average American worker makes per year and 25% of them thought it was over six figures. One of them thought it was

Tampa’s HealthAxis receives growth equity investment

HealthAxis, a Tampa-based administrative processing services company for health care payers and organizations, received a growth investment from Revelstoke Capital Partners. McGuireWoods acted as legal counsel to Revelstoke. Shumaker, Loop

Leaders in banking, real estate and tourism share their thoughts heading into 2022

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth reached out to leaders in their respective industries to see what trends they are seeing and what they mean. Here’s what they had to say.

First American Bank appoints former BBVA top executive to lead West Florida Market

Kevin Shukur has been named West Florida Market president for First American Bank. Effective immediately, Shukur will lead the West Florida corporate banking team and provide full-service banking from the

Planning for the future: Navigating trusts and the ‘what ifs’ of life

By Sarah Schelling Peet, Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, The Bank of Tampa It is impossible to predict the future, no matter how hard we try. Two years ago, I

Whose Wealth Is It?

By Sonya Ranker, president, Tampa division, Questmont Strategic Wealth Advisors It’s not about how much money your investments can earn … it’s about how much of the earnings you keep. 

Your PPP loan has been forgiven — Now what?

By Jack Rybicki In 2020 and 2021, companies benefited from an unprecedented amount of federal and state support to help them weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The