April 26, 2013 10:59 ET

Tampa Selected Over Silicon Valley for Small Business Growth Accelerator Program According to ENTREVO-USA

Hosted by "Shark Tank's" Kevin Harrington, the "Key Person of Influence" Event Will Be Held May 10th

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2013) - ENTREVO-USA has selected Tampa over Silicon Valley to launch its nationwide business development franchise. This franchise will officially launch with a gathering of 400 local small business owners on May 10th at a one day event called Key Person of Influence Brand Accelerator. This event is designed to help local entrepreneurs & small business owners grow their business by covering five core strengths: pitching, publishing, product creation, profile building and partnerships.

The event is based on the book "Become a Key Person of Influence" which was a business bestseller in the UK and Australia. The book stresses the importance of becoming recognized as a highly valued person of influence in one's own industry.

The event will be held on May 10, from 9:00a.m. to 5:30 p.m., centrally located in Tampa. Featured speakers have built multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies, and include:

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Since its London launch in 2010, the ENTREVO brand has expanded across four countries - Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and now the United States. Each franchise incorporates a social conscience within the structure of the business and with a combined average donates approximately $50,000 per quarter to worthy charities from the Princess Trust Foundation, Peace One Day, The Hunger Project, and Tampa's chosen charity, Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge.

"We've featured best-selling authors, CEO's, large charity founders and people who have sold their businesses for vast sums of money," the organizers say. "The large audience and highly esteemed speaker line-up makes for an exciting and highly charged learning environment."

The event is fast expanding into new locations. "Our goal is to operate the Key Person of Influence program in 20 cities around the world within the next four years," says founder Daniel Priestley. "We believe this is an exciting time to be in business and that small business has an important role to play in a productive, functioning economy. At the core of our mission is a desire to share stories of small businesses that are thriving in this transformational time."

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