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Posted February 21, 2018 | 11:45 AM

The Key for Business Startups is to Fail Fast and Forward

Entrepreneur Insights, with Brent Kraus

Entrepreneurship is the key ingredient for economic and job growth. Entrepreneurs go beyond simply starting a business. They transform an innovation in products or services into a successful venture, often disrupting business norms.

For National Entrepreneurship Week, we asked local entrepreneurs and leaders engaged in supporting Hillsborough County's entrepreneurial ecosystem to share their experiences and thoughts about business and entrepreneurship.

Brent Kraus

  • Hometown: Spring Hill
  • Profession: Part-Time Bow Tie Wearer & Chief of Everything at Ella Bing
  • First Job: Bag boy at grocery store
  • Favorite Hobby: Taking cat naps, I'm very good at them
  • Proudest Accomplishment: Becoming a father, donating and working with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
  • Biggest Inspiration: My daughter Ella and my brother Matthew

What excites you most about entrepreneurship? The thrill of building something from nothing. Giving back to the Tampa community. Meeting fabulous people every day, while sharing common goals. Aka, making Tampa better.

What is the best thing about working in Hillsborough County? There is a buzz in the air. It's a rare feeling that will not last forever here. Tampa is moving forward, things are occurring, being built and created. New businesses/projects/ventures seem to be popping up every day. We are in a period of time in Tampa where we need to cherish what is happening in front of us. Because we are living in the good old days.

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Photo information: Brent Kraus serves up bold style at his Ella Bing Haberdashery storefront in South Tampa.

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