Business Advisor

St Petersburg, FL

Steve Tishman

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Expertise Areas

  • Marketing

  • Sales

With a wide variety of experience building unique businesses, Steve Tishman has learned to pivot quickly as roadblocks and opportunities appear. As a creative, endlessly optimistic entrepreneur and relational advisor, he helps owners learn to delegate so they can focus ON their business and work less IN the business.

Steve founded a marketing company that began as a promotional products distributor and evolved into a full-service agency. Over 25 years, he grew the company from 1-25 employees and watched it rank in the top 1% of all promotional distributors before he sold the business. His next enterprise involved 15-seater “pedal-pub” bikes that were used for pub crawls, celebrating special events, and corporate team-building. After seven years, Steve sold the business and started a corporate team building/training company. Working with teams of 8-100 to encourage staff bonding, he taught groups key lessons in collaboration and communication. When Covid hit, the business closed, and he pivoted again.

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Possessing a strong marketing and operational processes background, Steve started advising tech and service firms through HR issues, operational SOPs, and sales training before joining Cultivate Advisors.
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Because he has personally experienced the successes and pitfalls of entrepreneurship, Steve has morphed from a “ready-aim-fire” guy to a  “create-review-test-research-implement” guy. With a relaxed, easy-going demeanor and direct communication style, he helps owners build innovative strategies, realize outstanding revenue growth, avoid common mistakes and experience an improved work/life balance. A motivational leader, Steve stands out as an empathetic, tenacious, focused partner with a holistic approach to business. 

At home in Florida, Steve is active in his community, volunteers with SCORE, and supports the Chamber small business incubator. He is an avid sailor, beach volleyball player, and pickleball fan. His four-legged shadow, Hobbes, is always at his side. Fun Fact: Steve once shared a “moment” with Olivia Newton-John.

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