Patel began the show speaking enthusiastically about the growth, development, and transformation Tampa Bay will be experiencing in the coming years. “The Port Master Plan is huge,” Patel explained. “The mayor has been cutting ribbons every day.” Patel, who began his career as a reporter in Tallahassee, came to Tampa and fell in love with the community. Patel said, “a lot of my friends were starting businesses and they needed help getting connected and involved in the community.” Thus, Elevate Inc. was born. Patel and #TeamElevate are constantly spreading the word about how #TampaHasSwagger.
Patel went on to speak about downtown Tampa and the proposed 75-foot skyscraper. “We want Tampa to be a global leader and this is our time,” explained Patel. Along with the skyscraper, Tampa International Airport is making huge changes. Patel said, “Governor Rick Scott has been extremely helpful and beneficial to the growth in Tampa.”
In response to the New Home Surge taking place in Tampa, Patel pointed out that families are moving to Florida everyday. Florida’s housing prices and low income tax are only two contributors of why Tampa has been named the place to live in the Southeast by Money Magazine. As chairman of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, Patel recognizes that education is a top priority for the community. **
Towards the end of the radio conversation, Patel gave his top three tips of advice to business owners. First step, create a creative tag line. Elevate’s tag line is, Learn Connect Grow. Next, explore organizations in the community. Find something you’re passionate about and dive into it. Focus on building your relations in the community. Lastly, build your social media platforms. Often times, the number of views, reviews and followers your company has, will determine the types of companies who want a business engagement with you.
Patel ended his time in studio with the advice “following up is the most important step. Without a follow up, you and your conversation are most likely to be lost and forgotten.” If you’re looking for more advice on how to keep your company growing, check us out at #TeamElevate.
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