That Business Show 2.0 is a daily online videocast and podcast that speaks with entrepreneurs and business professionals about business building tips and aims to give the listeners tools, tips and resources to grow their own business. Find it online each morning at www.thatbusinessnetwork.com from 9am to 10am M-F EST.
At 8am, we kicked off the 4th installment of Tech Thursdays with Nick Paras, President of Alpha Computing Solutions. Nick spoke on how to save money for us business owners in the IT area of the business. With a focus on desktop virtualization, a business owner can access their desktop from any location and never have to buy another computer again. These “thin clients” as he mentions, are less expensive and can run your typical software titles without the usual risks of a home/work based desktop. He touches on server virtualization as well and stresses that you can easily move between hardware and create additional servers if necessary. We spoke on the benefits and disadvantages of using web based apps and also touched on the browsers and their benefits. With a move towards cloud based computing, business owners need to be aware of the trends and prepare. Visit www.alphacomputing.com or give him a call at 813-839-7671 X 100 for all of your IT needs!
My last guest for the day was G. Ashby Green, CFO of Kobie Marketing. This 26 year old brand focuses on loyalty cards for business and the history of this trend. Many retailers use this marketing technique today and Kobie touches on their effectiveness in this segment. An accomplished entrepreneur and financial expert, Kobie and I also discuss some of the trends in Tampa Bay business including the strong input of entrepreneurs but lack of startup capital in the region. We discussed some of the recent big successes in Tampa including Priatek and SavvyCard, both of which have appeared on That Business Show and then close it out with a brief discussion on preparing a business for sale. Learn more about Kobie Marketing at www.kobie.com!
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 18.26MB - Duration: 53:11 m (48 kbps 16000 Hz)
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