Just like the rest of Florida, people flock to Tampa for the year round pleasant weather… among many other things. This makes it more of a tourist destination than many other cities, which can be annoying to the residents, but great for businesses. Especially those in the hospitality industry!
Several major developments like the Disney monorail, Trump Hotel and Golf Resort, and Rays Stadium are all part of a unique development for downtown Tampa. This is set to spawn many new opportunities for new business entrepreneurs of all types and from all sectors of business.
Even with all of the help for small business entrepreneurs in Tampa, there is no doubt the real estate bubble’s impact on new construction has affected the region’s overall economy – in fact, all over the world.
But you don’t have to be a part of entertainment or tourism to appeal to visitors. The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce provides small business with many resources – such as help with funding, organization, and office space. But one thing they cannot do is lower the prices of commercial real estate or leasing.
This is where meeting rooms come in. Sometimes I just need a space for a short period to impress a client. And I can’t do that in my offices — there is too much noise and distraction. Plus, I never know if the last person to use the conference room will leave it clean. I’ve had more than one occasion to be embarrassed about that!
I like to use meeting rooms for staff meetings when I just want a change of space to get more inspired. Davinci has rooms in Tampa starting at around $25 an hour, which is a steal. We can get everything we need. Receptionist? Check. Whiteboard? Check. Power Point display with LCD Projector? Check. Videoconferencing, computer, network? Check! Catered meals? Check! In fact, it’s almost shameful what a new room and a lunch can do to motivate! I mean, are people really that easy? I guess they are! Honestly, what some people won’t do for a free sandwich!