Chris Hardwick/Build Technology Group

Chris Hardwick is a graduate of University of Georgia witha BA in Political Science.

As a recognized technology leader known for his love of solving problems, technology issues, building for and on successful business solutions, it has garnered him positions with such companies as Aaron Rents, Inc., ista, e:so Global, and Instawares. With his ability to break down technology into business goals, and strategic technology alignment, he has been navigating his career waters through Hardwick Solutions, LLC for over 8 years. Chris now leads Build Technology Group that practices a “partnership” approach to serving their clients, with the formula of breaking down strategic business goals into obtainable technology goals and vice versa. He helps his partners be successful by being their trusted IT partner in delivering cost effective, smart technology.

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Mike Russell/ETS Solutions

Mike Russell is a technology entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience in the IT industry. Mike is the President and Founder of ETS Solutions, your trusted technology advisor. Mike took his experience managing companies and law firms and formed Elite Telecom Services in 2002, rebranding his company to ETS Solutions in 2014 to include Cloud Services. Mike and his team consult with firms about their technology configuration and assess any pain points (cost, relocation, phone hardware, bandwidth needs). ETS provides multiple solution options so companies can make the ideal business decision. The ETS team then provides ongoing customer service for the length of the service. Mike has had much success and been recognized for many accomplishments over the years, including the Channel Partners 360 Award in 2013. Mike has a B.S. Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA in Accounting & Finance degree from Kennesaw State University.

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In the flurry of tax changes that happened for 2016, one of the most overlooked deductions by small business owners is the Section 179 tax deduction.   This deduction was set up to allow business owners…

Brandon Lewis/Benchmark Public Adjusting Group

Brandon-Lewis-New-Pic-5COO and Partner of BenchMark Public Adjusting Group. As a 22 plus-year Atlanta business leader and executive coupled with nine years in the insurance advocacy profession, Brandon Lewis has forged a unique industry crossover. Brandon brings with him the experience of handling over 15 major natural disasters globally.

Brandon is a member of NAPIA and the Founding Treasurer of GAPIA. His other participations include the Atlanta Apartment Association, where he is a member and has educated the association on disaster preparedness. He is also a member of the National Suppliers Council. He has been a guest speaker at Emory University and worked closely with the Red Cross. Brandon attended both Pace University Lubin School of Business and Hofstra University. Continue reading


Shantel Khleif/Imagine Media

Stemming from a deep love and respect for small businesses, Shantel built Imagine Media to give an online voice to companies who wouldn’t otherwise have the time to do so. As the previous owner of a Wedding Planning company, and as the current co-founder of an Non Profit aimed at assisting students in need, Shantel is a go-getter through and through with a huge heart. When she’s not networking her way through Atlanta, selling our services to business owners in need, and motivating the team to be the best that they can be, you can find Shantel  exploring Atlanta with her big and lovable pup, Gunnar.

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IMG_0122The Shrimp Tank team is humbled by their dream becoming a reality at the Mill Creek High School DECA Event last Thursday. After Christopher Hanks, the Founder and Executive Director of the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center, taught what “SUCCESS” looks like for an elevator pitch using song lyrics, the 100+ students were able to analyze pitches by three student entrepreneurs. Continue reading

steveneisensteinSteven Eisenstein is the President of Classic Tents & Events. His background is in Hotel/Restaurant Management and he is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence.

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halloween2_cs4Special Holiday Episode featuring the children of your Hosts of The Shrimp Tank Chris Hanks and Ted Jenkin. Continue reading

Tom DiGregorio/Aquaguard

Tom DAs President and Owner of AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, Tom has strived to raise his consumers’ expectations of residential contractors by developing and running his business with his slogan “A Service Company with Integrity, A Contractor who Cares” as his guide.

With more than 21 years’ experience in residential home services, Tom has an extensive understanding of the residential basement waterproofing and foundation repair industries. He brings a focused and intelligent approach to each job and is a true waterproofing and foundation repair expert. Tom achieved his certifications from premiere organizations including The National Association of Waterproofing & Structural Repair Contractors, The Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractors Network and Foundation SupportWorks, Incorporated (FSI).

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Most people daydream about the idea of running their own business.  The freedom to have no boss, set your work hours, and control your own financial destiny.  However, running your own business doesn’t come without…