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TIFF's Initiative 15 Year Anniversary

TIFF's Initiative, Christine Olson

Title / Role: Founder/President
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Formed in: 2007
What do you do?

The Non-Profit was started to establish Florida's statewide Emergency Contact Information System. 

What inspired you to start your business?

Not being notified about my daughter's death in a Motorcycle Accident for six and a half hours

What's special about your business?

The State of Florida now has over 19 Million registrants and is now operational in 14 additional states.

What have been the high and low points of being a business owner?

Have no experience/resources and support when starting. On the 15th anniversary of the founding of TIFF to be recognized by the State of Florida for what TIFF's Initiative has achieved by turning the Sunshine Bridge between Tampa/St. Pete and Bradenton Purple for the week of Oct 17 through 23 as hundreds of motorcycles pass over the Bridge in a raising event

What is your relationship with SCORE? SCORE volunteer How SCORE helped.

Mentor helps develop the plans and strategies to help TIFF be successful in registering over 19 million Floridians in the Emergency Contact Information System and help get the system operational now in 14 additional states with planning to add more.

What's great about my mentor?

He Cares

What advice would you give to someone thinking of starting a small business?

Keep moving forward

What have you learned from your experiences as a business owner?

To rely on folks to help as I cannot do it all myself

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