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Dog Dumping on the Islands

April 28, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

A recent rash of dogs left abandoned at the Davis Islands Dog Park and Dog Beach has local animal activists looking for answers. Jennifer Fadal, owner of Wag on Davis Islands, says she is taking care of a dog she found last winter tied to the fence at the Bayshore baseball field. She told WTSP Ch. 10 in a interview recently that the problem is getting worse as people abandon animals on the islands.”It’s really sad. At the end of the night, when the dog park closes, usually at sundown, there’s just a random dog with no owner, kind of frantically searching for its owner. And no... [Read the full story]

Island News

Davis Islands Yatch Club “Learn to Sail” Program

April 28, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

If you are looking for a unique opportunity for your child during the summer break. You might want to consider the Davis Islands Yatch Club Learn to Sail program. The weekly camps run from June 13 to August from 9am to 4PM each weekday. The camps are open for ages 8 to 18 years old and cost $265 per week. You can get more information if interested from the Davis Islands Youth Sailing Foundation website or email them at diysf.info@gmail.com. Many youngsters go on to sail in the youth sailing teams at the yatch club, which includes regattas throughout the school season.  Read More →

Island Events

Civic Association May Meeting

April 28, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

The Davis Islands Civic Association will meet Tuesday night, May 3rd at 730PM. The monthly meeting is held at the Majorie Park Tennis Center and is open to the public. The civic association regularly hears form Tampa Police on crime reports for the island, and addresses community issues.  Read More →

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Island Gymnast One of Best in State

Island Gymnast One of Best in State

December 11, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Mix countless hours of practice,  preparation and workouts outs and you get results! Just ask 8 year old Carly Griffin. Carly, daughter of Kim and David Griffin, competed with her team from Premier Gymnastics recently in the 2009 Florida USA Gymnastic meet in Lakeland. This is where all level 5 gymnasts in Florida come to show their stuff.  Its also where the practice and preparation pays off. Carly finished second in the state with her score, including a 9.4 out of 10 score on the beam. Her team also took first place honors in the medium size team division. A great performance against an estimated... [Read the full story]

Island Business

Chez Bryce to Close

Chez Bryce to Close

July 13, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

Another Davis Islands business will shut its doors this weekend, in what is becoming a common scene in the Davis Islands Village. Bryce Whittlesey, owner and chef of Chez Bryce sent out an email blast this weekend, alerting supporters he will be closing the doors. Note the reference to the dates are June, but actually are July closing dates. Below is the email from Whittlesaey; Dear Friends, We regret to inform you that Chez Bryce will be closing its doors on Sunday, June 18th. We are deeply saddened by this, but due to the recession and current economy, we are unable to continue to operate. ... [Read the full story]

Real Estate

TGH Buys South Tampa Property

November 11, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

The Tampa Business Journal is reporting Tampa General Hospital is buying South Tampa property and planning to move some of it’s office staff from Davis Islands. The article says TGH paid $3.8 million for two parcels at 606 West Kennedy Boulevard. Hospital spokesman John Dunn says the plans are to move some of it’s non-surgical support staff. Dunn told the business paper, “it make more sense for us to buy the building than rent office space downtown.” Here is a link to the full TBJ article: Tampa General Hospital snaps up Kennedy Boulevard properties – Tampa Bay Business... [Read the full story]

Island News

Davis Islands Yatch Club “Learn to Sail” Program

If you are looking for a unique opportunity for your child during the summer break. You might want to consider the Davis Islands Yatch Club Learn to Sail program. The weekly camps run from June 13 to August from 9am to 4PM each weekday. The camps are open for ages 8 to 18 years old and cost $265 per week. You can get more information if interested from... Read more of this article


Islanders Elect New Civic Association Board Members

Islanders Elect New Civic Association Board Members

The annual Davis Islands Civic Association celebration was held in November. Five returning members  and one new member were elected to the board. (Returning) Janice Davis is a 14-year resident of Davis Islands, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, long-standing member of the DIDavis Islands Buzz Civic Association, DI Chamber, member... Read more of this article


Accident Blocks DI Bridge

Accident Blocks DI Bridge

A car traveling onto Davis Islands just after Noon today, hit a guard rail and flipped onto the driver side of the car. The accident caused a backup getting onto the islands and TGH traffic was routed onto the island along Columbia Drive.  Read More →


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The Importance of Growing Your Business Credit

New business owners have a lot to take care of everyday. Besides having to focus on building the business and expanding clientele, there are bills to pay and administrative tasks to complete. One thing many new small business owners overlook is the task of growing the business's credit profile.

Just as credit worthiness is important to individuals, it is also important to a business. Think of obtaining credit for new inventory. If your business has poor credit, it will not secure the loans it needs when it needs it. 

Every business goes through peaks and valleys as far as income goes. One month your business is making money easily and effortlessly. The next month, income screeches to a halt. If you are smart, you save the money you earn during the flush times and use it for the times when business is slow. Sometimes, however, repairs are needed to work equipment right at the slow times.

This is when having a line of credit, credit cards or other funding comes in handy. You cannot obtain these types of loans if your small business has a poor credit score. 

With a personal credit score, you are pretty much the only one who can view it, but with a business credit profile things are different. The institutions and companies that have money to lend your company can view your credit profile at any time for any reason. If it is less than acceptable, these institutions will not be likely to extend your business any credit and that can be a problem.

Keep on top of your business's credit profile. You can do this easily by taking advantage of the resources available to you. Just as you can use one of the three credit bureaus websites to take care of viewing your personal credit profile, you can use these resources to view and build your small business's credit profile.

Business credit reports can be obtained usually through the credit bureaus like Experian. This company will let you view your business credit risks, its payment trends and history. It will display any judgments or liens against the company as well as predicted trends for your small business.

Take the time to build up, monitor and maintain your business's credit. It will help you succeed as a professional, and it will help you build your company's reputation and growth.