Florida is 3rd Best State to Start a Business, Study Finds

Updated: Aug 9

Ready to quit your job and become an entrepreneur in Sarasota? You’re not alone.



Job Growth in Sarasota has been positive. - Sarasota has 0.4% more unemployment than Tampa. - Sarasota job growth has increased by 14.4% in the past 10 years.

Upcoming Brands and Entrepreneurs Emerging During this Economy Uncertainty

If you’re interested in starting a business in Florida, you’re not the only one. Ready to quit your job and become an entrepreneur? You’re not alone. But not so fast, remember, where you start your business can be just as important as the type of business you open. Each business is different. One reason for Florida’s entrepreneurial growth may be its attractive tax climate. Consumer Spending in State: 6.53 and Business Survival Rate: 5.57


Boba Tea Lounge

Location: Bradenton/Sarasota

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DIY Boba Tea is one of the first Do-it-yourself boba tea lounge in Sarasota, or perhaps central Florida. What is Boba Tea? An incredibly unique looking beverage, Bubble tea is a Taiwanese recipe made by blending a tea base with milk, fruit and fruit juices, then adding the signature “bubbles” - yummy tapioca pearls that sit at the bottom.



Brand Core Value:

Sell the Experience, Not the Product

It's a fact, brand trust is loyalty. In fact, some of the most successful brands are the most relevant brands. Brand relevance comes down to trust. It's not enough for a brand to just promise change, your brand must actively engage, and drives change through brand consistency. Your loyal customers help boost your cash flows more than any other advertisement tactics.



Wine Bar & Lounge

Type of Business: Bar Lounge

Location: Downtown Area

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Located just a short walk from Main Street in downtown Sarasota, this is a place to be. A classic Hollywood style, chic influenced, this is a must experience. Here, you’ll find an almost overwhelmingly long list of spectacular wines to enjoy along with the deco and jazzy vibe.



Brand Marketing Strategy

Brand Matters

Content marketing is a long-term strategy. It's a perfect way to improve your online presence through planning, implementing, and optimizing your online content to attract, acquire, and engage your ideal audience.



Boutique Consultant

Type of Business: Boutique Brand and Marketing Consultant

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Brand Core Value

Focus on The Consumer

Located just a short walk from Main Street in downtown Sarasota, this is a place to be. A classic Hollywood style, chic influenced, this is a must experience. Sarasota was crowned once again as the best place to retire in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report's. Everyone is looking for a place to go, see and do.



Brand Consultant

Type of Business: Brand and Marketing Consultant

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Getting to know your target audience allows your marketing to be finely targeted. Your brand identity should speak to your target market, addressing their specific needs in a language they can relate to. In this way, your message can cut through the noise of competing brands.



Fruit Bar

Type of Business: Juice Bar

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Another fun brand identity design project. I was approached by a friend who has a dream about creating a perfect taste of coffee beans roastery brand. A great cup of coffee in the morning can set the mood for your whole day, and as most coffee lovers know, there's a lot that goes into crafting the perfect cup of coffee.



Brand Marketing Strategy

Knowing Your Target Customers is Everything

How a brand is perceived in the market is what I'm passionate about. Understanding the consumer's needs and behavior to ensure that the service and product falls in line with their brand and resonates with current and potential customers.


Everything about your brand trust must translate to all consumer touch points. The important of building good brand experience leads to satisfying customers, future customers and ultimately repeat customers.



The Lounge

Type of Business: Bar Lounge

Location: Downtown Area

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Located just a short walk from Main Street in downtown Sarasota, this is a place to be. A classic Hollywood style, chic influenced, this is a must experience. Sarasota was crowned once again as the best place to retire in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report's. Everyone is looking for a place to go, see and do.



Asian Fusion Downtown

Location: Sarasota

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Restaurant business is all about relationships. Customer engagement comes down to making a connection. Connection means trust. Without trust, there is no transaction. Brand trust means loyalty. Today, I'd like to share some of the tips I use religiously in building an irresistible brand.



Brand Marketing Strategy

Building an Emotional Brand Connection Is a Big Deal

Knowing who are we targeting is the driving force during the concept development phase. Finding ways to build a strong emotional connection with our customers to make them engage with our brand is crucial. We believe that building an emotional connection is personal. It builds on the consistent positive customer experience that we provide.


Noodle Bowl

Type of Business: Asian Food

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Most Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine in Clearwater. Saigon Bowl Clearwater is truly best in town. Their Pho is not to be missed. Vietnamese Food Should Be Your Ideal Cuisine. Vietnamese cuisine is well balanced.


Brand Marketing Strategy

Focus on The Consumer

Getting to know your target audience allows your marketing to be finely targeted. Your brand identity should speak to your target market, addressing their specific needs in a language they can relate to. In this way, your message can cut through the noise of competing brands.



Star Fusion Venice

Location: Sarasota

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Restaurant business is all about relationships. Customer engagement comes down to making a connection. Connection means trust. Without trust, there is no transaction. Brand trust means loyalty. Today, I'd like to share some of the tips I use religiously in building an irresistible brand.


Brand Marketing Strategy

Building an Emotional Brand Connection Is a Big Deal

Knowing who are we targeting is the driving force during the concept development phase. Finding ways to build a strong emotional connection with our customers to make them engage with our brand is crucial. We believe that building an emotional connection is personal. It builds on the consistent positive customer experience that we provide.


Steak House

Type of Business: Restaurant

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Leveraging Your social media to Your Advantage

Clearly establish what your brand is all about has the power to increase the value of your business’s product or service by over 20 times. Telling your story is a critical part of building your brand. It helps to shape how people view you and enables consumers to begin forging a connection with you and your restaurant. Good brand story begins from its purpose, core values, and mission.



Mexican Restaurant

Type of Business: Restaurant

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In order for people to remember your brand, you want to ensure that the consistency of our branding to appeal to our target audience through every channel necessary. Everything about your brand trust must translate to all consumer touch points. The important of building good brand experience leads to satisfying customers, future customers and ultimately repeat customers.


Brand Marketing Strategy

Be Consistent with Your Brand



So, Is Sarasota Growing and Getting Younger?

Sarasota is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 14.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,219 in 2010. Sarasota and Manatee counties the 11th fastest growing region in the country—and quite a few young people are among those new arrivals. But we're getting even more old people. In fact, the county's median age rose from 50.7 in 2009 to 54 in 2015.



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