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Bayshore Solutions Overview

Tampa, FL
51 to 200 employees
1996
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
As a leading end-to-end digital agency for over 22 years, Bayshore Solution’s specialized, cross-functional teams provide customized brand storytelling, web design & development, e-commerce, digital marketing, creative and hosting solutions. We help our ... Read more

Mission: Integrate technology and marketing solutions that deliver measurable customer success.

Company Updates

  • Join Bayshore Solutions at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition @IRCE_Official from June 5th - 8th in Chicago. We'll be at booth #1673 to support the e-commerce industry with our digital expertise. #IRCE18
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    Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition | IRCE

    IRCE's conference agenda is a step above the rest - offering strategic, on-trend sessions for e-retailers of every size. Read more " Only IRCE offers 600+ exhibiting companies in our exhibit hall. You'll find every solution you need to support your business under one roof.

  • Bayshore Solutions will be attending the ProgressNEXT conference in Boston! Visit us at our booth on 5/30 and 5/31 to learn how we support our customers as they implement #Sitefinity.
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Bayshore Solutions – Why Work For Us?



We have a smart, fun, team-oriented culture and we want to meet other like-minded digital experts who enjoy working in a team enviornment.

We offer competitive benefits including medical/dental/vision, voluntary benefits, short term disability, long term disability, basic life, 401(k), company bonus program, employee referral program, free covered parking (Tampa), monthly CEO luncheons, monthly "Town Hall" all-staff exchanges, cell phone discount programs, employee assistance program, medical FSA's and dependent care FSA's, PTO, paid holidays, continuing education, corporate fitness reimbursement program, creative casual attire, Flex Friday program and MORE!

Additionally, we have a super fun culture committee who organize events which include team building activities, chili cook-offs, corn hole tournaments, potlucks, First Friday breakfasts and much more!

Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BayshoreSolutions/photos/

Areas of Professional Expertise

Delivering measurable results takes commitment, innovation, and people working together as a team. At Bayshore Solutions we understand this and organize ourselves into powerful delivery teams that have a number of unique skillsets. Our teams consist of the following types of individuals. 
 
Design
Blending innovation, graphical design, usability best practices, and business strategy allows our design team to create world class websites and applications! The design team members are responsible for overall creative direction of our customer engagements. Individual designers work with their delivery team to lead all aspects of the interface process including navigation, usability concerns, branding, themes and visual representation of graphics. Wireframes to styling – the design team has it covered.
 
Development
The development team is responsible for the technical aspects of our engagements. They oversee the development of databases, table structures, stored procedures, triggers, data validation rules, and integrate custom web applications, Content Management software, ecommerce solutions, CRM and marketing automation tools. If you love to code – this is where it all happens!
 
Digital Marketing
Our digital marketing team ensures that we leverage the latest tactics to drive results for our customers. Depending on the client and audience this could include incorporating SEO best practices, pay-per-click campaigns, or leveraging social media and content marketing. If you are excited about wielding digital media to achieve measurable goals – this is the place for you!
 
Project Management
Our project management team acts as the single point of contact for our customer engagements. They oversee all budgets, project scope matters, and are responsible for assigning resources in each step of the development process. They define business goals, work flows, and ensure that industry best practices are applied to every project. These responsibilities combine to ensure that the final program exceeds the customers' expectations.
 
IT & Infrastructure
Our IT/Infrastructure team ensures that all of our customers’ web applications are stable and secure. They oversee and maintain our hosting environments ensuring that servers, bandwidth, connection, and backups are without reproach. With off-site data centers, our customer's websites are safe and secure during major storms. These pros help us all to sleep better at night!
 
Corporate
Our corporate staff leads the charge for our organization! Office management, accounting, marketing, and sales all work to ensure that we keep communicating with our customers, keep finding new opportunities, and ensure that we are accomplishing our mission, vision, values as we become the superior digital agency in our area, region and the nation. 

Culture at Bayshore Solutions

We strive to create a family environment and a commitment to each other that is rarely seen. We are a culture that encourages collaboration, innovation, creativity and the willingness to go the extra mile for our clients and co-workers

Our traits and culture can be best summarized in these four concepts:
 
Team Oriented
We all know that, working together, we can create innovative and unique solutions that would never be possible if only working as an individual.
 
Solution Driven
Our team has never come against a problem that could not be solved. We approach each opportunity in life with a passion and are as tenacious as they come. We are in the business of creating solutions and our team continuously drives our clients and our firm forward.
 
Fun
When the environment, people, and the career is fun - amazing things can happen.  We inject laughter, humor, and passion into our daily routine. From holiday potlucks to chili cook-offs, team building events, treat trolley and birthday celebrations- these are just a sampling of some of the fun things we do around the office. 
 
Committed
Our team works hard but also has a good balance to play hard as well. You can hear the recaps each Monday morning in our kitchen and coffee area about the “playing hard” adventures.
 

Bayshore Solutions puts importance on Tampa Bay community involvement

 

In the CommunityWorking With and Giving Back to Our Communities

At Bayshore Solutions we understand that our community has provided us with many opportunities and as result we are committed to applying our skills and expertise to make a positive impact in return. We encourage our associates to become active and seek out ways for our firm to become involved in our communities. 

 
Our outreach efforts can be summarized in these four areas. 
 
  • Company Sponsored Non-Profit Service – Bayshore Solutions selects one community organization per year for the purpose of providing in-kind services. In most instances these services are used to create new web sites that incorporate online donation and volunteer inquiry functionality. Bayshore Solutions efforts have resulted in over $450,000 of online donations and 8,000 volunteer inquiries to these organizations. The event we particiated in this year took place on Thursday June 29th 2017. Bayshore Solutions provided a meal to the Ronald McDonald House in Tampa, FL. The Ronald McDonald House charity is one that provides warm, clean, and safe housing as well as basic necessities to those less fortunate families who have a child that is staying in a local hospital but cannot afford the cost that are associated with those stays. The charity looks to local business to help support their efforts. Bayshore Solutions set a goal to collect $200 in employee donations during the month of June to pay for the dinner we planned to cook. We collected over $250 and were able to cook homemade enchiladas, rice & beans, steamed broccoli, and fruit for desert for the house which had over 30 people staying that night. We used the additional funds to provide several wish list items including household necessities and snacks. Following the event we received a thank you card from the families who stayed at the house that night expressing their gratitude for our donation. Our goal is to continue to give back to the community we live, work, and play in, through various efforts, in the spirit of further cementing our place within our own community.
  • Educational Outreach – Bayshore Solutions feels that the university system is very important to the community. We currently participate on the advisory board for the University of Florida, University of South Florida, and have sponsored interns from institutions from across Florida. We have participated in case study programs for the University of Tampa and have presented to classes at the University of South Florida. 
  • Professional Involvement – Many of our associates are involved in organizations to help become better people, both professionally and personally. Involvement in civic and professional development organizations such as The Greater Tampa Chamber, Tampa Bay Partnership, Leadership Tampa Bay, TEC, The CEO Council, Greater Tampa American Marketing Association, The Tampa Bay Technology Forum, and Westshore Alliance all help our company strive to be better. 
  • Individual Participation  - Bayshore Solutions encourages its associates to “get involved” in the community and allots time and funding for such involvement. Currently associates are actively involved in the following organizations – The Spring of Tampa Bay, The University Of Florida, Ad2 Tampa Bay, The YMCA, Creative Tampa Bay, Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, Self Help for the Hard of Hearing, Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay, Equality Florida, WUSF Public Radio, Habitat for Humanity, Prevent Blindness of America, The Tampa Museum of Art, and the Children’s Miracle Foundation.

These are some of the community organizations we participate in and support:

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Our partnerships: NopCommerce, Progress Sitefinity, Hubspot, Ucommerce

#1 nopCommerce open-source ecommerce solutions partner in U.S.

https://www.nopcommerce.com/solutionpartners.aspx

Progress Sitefinity Premier Solutions Partner

http://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/press/progress-sitefinity-honors-bayshore-solutions-with-partner-collaboration-award/

https://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/press/bayshore-solutions-ucommerce-partner/

Agency Agile methodology

The Bayshore Team had a blast exhibiting and learning at the Synapse Innovation Summit in Tampa, January 2019!

Bayshore Solutions CEO, Kevin Hourigan attends the Digital Mastermind conference in Las Vegas October 2018

Progress Sitefinity honors Bayshore Solutions with Partner Collaboration Award!

 


Check out our Thought Leadership blogs:

What ranks among the most important factors for success in e-commerce? The need for speed

Our new blog is all about how customization is the key to success in e-commerce websites!

Air Line by J Sink’s case study

https://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/blog/how-nopcommerce-4-0-benefits-both-consumers-and-developers/

https://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/blog/why-developers-believe-nopcommerce-4-0-is-a-big-leap-forward-in-technology/

https://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/blog/page-speed-ranks-among-the-most-important-issues-for-success-in-e-commerce/

https://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/blog/e-commerce-trends-for-2018/

https://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/blog/introducing-nopcommerce-4-0/

NopCommerce

http://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/blog/sitefinity-cms-continues-expansion-into-azure-and-cloud-hosting/

http://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/blog/our-favorite-new-features-of-nopcommerce-3-80/

http://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/blog/the-blueprint-for-a-successful-website/

http://www.bayshoresolutions.com/ideas/blog/5-ways-to-create-your-best-online-store-with-nopcommerce/


     

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    I have been working at Bayshore Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

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    The culture is awesome. I am excited to come to work everyday and make an impact. I've had the opportunity to learn about different industries and help clients grow their businesses. Co-workers are very supportive and the work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    None at this moment in time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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Bayshore Solutions Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bayshore Solutions (Tampa, FL).

    Interview

    I applied via one of the major job boards (Monster, Dice, etc.). There was no phone interview, but I was invited to interview at the main offices. My initial interview was with one of the managers, then with one of the web designers there. It was a fairly standard interview, in which I was able to show my portfolio and asked various questions about my experience and work history. The thing that stood out to me the most was my conversation with the web designer and his description of the work environment. I had never talked to someone in a job interview who was quite so unenthusiastic about how the teams worked together and the types of work they did. It was a definite alarm that told me the work environment was fairly negative.

    I was asked to come back for a second interview, where I met with one of the Principals of the company and it all seemed to go pretty well. I was cautiously optimistic about having had a chance to talk to the leadership and my qualifications seemed to be well received. That was perhaps what made it somewhat baffling and a bit irksome that even after contacting the company via email about their hiring decision, I never heard a word back either way.

    In the years since I have heard various colleagues and associates of mine confirm that I was perhaps fortunate to not have worked in what has essentially be described as a turn-and-burn approach to design and dev personnel. I think my impressions from the first interview may have been dead on.

    Interview Questions

    • I really can't recall there being any questions that were especially difficult or unexpected. In hindsight it makes me think that may be an indicator on the casual approach this company takes to the design and dev personnel. Having conducted many interviews in the years since then, I feel it shows that you care about who you are hiring to give them a tough question that makes them think or confront something they could perhaps work or improve in relation to the position.   Answer Question
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Bayshore Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • Progress Sitefinity Partner Collaboration Award, Bayshore Solutions, 2017
  • Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Best Places to Work, 2013
  • Best in the Biz - Readers' Choice(Favorite SEO Company), Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2015
  • Small Business of the Year, The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • US Chamber Business of the year Finalist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2014
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