Young Entrepreneurs
Turning Their Dreams
Into Business.

Where can a young entrepreneur figure out how to turn their
dreams into reality? Just take a step into the Shrimp Tank.
The Shrimp Tank brings you interviews with some of the most
successful business owners in the United States to learn the
do's and don'ts of starting and running a successful business.

high-resAshley Carestia / Bark Fifth Avenue

Ashley Daniele Carestia is a Florida native and has been a successful fashion model since age four.  She is currently signed with CLICK models and has been making headlines and covers with her new business venture, Bark Fifth Avenue LLC, a luxury dog boutique in Buckhead Atlanta. Continue reading

Photos by Blane Marable Photography.

Richie Knight / HW Creative Marketing

Richie Knight is a driven entrepreneur who has spent years honing the art of marketing and management. His affinity for people helps him turn professional thinkers into spirited experts.  Continue reading

cliff-oxfords-bio-headshot2Cliff Oxford / The Oxford Center

As the founder of the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs, I encourage economic development by helping business owners survive the pitfalls of fast growth by focusing on what to know, how to grow and when to exit businesses successfully. Continue reading

jim-mccarter-headshotJim McCarter/ Founder of DocuTeam

Jim is a 32 year veteran of the industry. Before the creation of Docuteam in 1997, Jim was the president of two different Atlanta branch offices of major conglomerates in the office machine industry. Continue reading

dixie-mccurley-headshotDixie McCurley/ Trusted CFO Solutions

  • who is dixie?

She has a deep passion to make a difference…and what a difference she is making!  Never able to fully identify with the stuffy title of “accountant”, Continue reading

john-barber-headshotJohn Barber / SpeedPro Imaging

A proven executive, Mr. Barber has a diverse background in strategic management, sales and franchise development, acquisitions, and organizational leadership. Continue reading

Cindi Filer HeadshotCindi Filer / Innovative Outsourcing

Cindi has spent 26 years helping companies acquire talented part-time professionals and learn how to work with them to their full potential.  Cindi graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Mathematical Economics. Continue reading

Zach Zelner HeadshotZach Zelner / Penny Delivers

In 2012, Zach dropped out of his freshman year at Florida State University and launched a cookie delivery startup out of his apartment with $124 in capital. In the years following, Zach independently bootstrapped company growth to 3 retail locations across Florida and over 100 employees making 30,000+ deliveries/month.  Continue reading

Derek Easterling HeadshotDerek Easterling / Mayor of Kennesaw

The Mayor is the city’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the efficient and orderly administration of city affairs. He presides over all meetings of the City Council but votes only in the case of a tie and has veto power. The Mayor also executes contracts, deeds, and other official documents as authorized by the City Council. Continue reading

John Boykin headshotJohn Boykin / Business Golf International

Founder and CEO, John W. Boykin was elected to PGA of America membership in 1979. His nearly 40-year career has followed a diverse and accomplished path.
John has been a PGA head golf professional, General Manager and golf facility owner, an author, broadcaster, noted international instructor and corporate spokesman. Continue reading