2018 Small Business of the Year

My Paper Pusher is the Greater Tampa Chamber’s 2018 Small Business of the Year!




We are so excited to share that My Paper Pusher won the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Small Business of the Year Award the 5-20 employee category! We are so humbled by the recognition of our tireless efforts to relieve the burden of bookkeeping and build relationships with our clients. This recognition is only possible because of the Chamber’s commitment to small business and our enthusiastic past and present team members, our amazing clients, and all our community supporters and referral partners. Thank you!


Out of over 500 nominations, only 23 businesses made it to the finalist round. So a huge shout out to all of the finalists this year, especially the finalists in our category. We are all winners for our hard work and dedication to our teams, clients, and community!


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It Takes Seven Seconds to Make a Good First Impression! By Carolyn Leonard

No one is comfortable going into a bustling room filled with people that you don’t know. Many of us, despite whatever stature and success we may have achieved, still feel shy and awkward in those situations. To keep me focused and sideline some of the jitters, I set myself a goal of walking out having made two friends. To my mind, it’s not about how many business cards I can collect, but all about connecting, making good first impressions, and trying to forge mutually beneficial relationships from there.


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To that end, a series of experiments by Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov conducted more than a decade ago and published in the July 2006 issue of Psychological Science resulted in some very interesting conclusions. They revealed, “that all it takes is a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger from their face.” The authors went on to note that longer exposures don’t significantly alter those initial impressions (although they might boost your confidence in your judgments).


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