By Tatiana Ortiz

Join the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library and the team behind WorkInTheFLOW on Thursday, March 30 when its doors at 6:30 p.m. Dara Trujillo, Vice President of Merchandise, New Business Development at Home Shopping Network (HSN) and head of Home Shopping Network’s American Dreams Program will speak during this free moderated discussion. This will be the fourth in a series of enriched networking events that the library presents through its collaboration with WorkInTheFLOW. To register, visit and search WorkInTheFLOW.

Attendees can expect to learn about the ‘From Zero to 96 Million Households in 60 Seconds’-How HSN Helps Make the Next Multi-Million Dollar Entrepreneurial Success Story. Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library will provide light refreshments. Part of the program will designate time for questions and answers and networking. Attendees can gain more knowledge about free business development resources through the library and its partners.

Ramesh Sambasivan, a serial social entrepreneur founded WorkInTheFLOW. It can be easily described as a program that helps working professionals find sanctuaries for mindfulness while working solo. With WorkInTheFLOW, individuals can discover their true calling through self-sustaining grassroots community-powered support-system and more. Individuals can access an online version of the WorkInTheFLOW community, which offers other connections with users through discussions and more.

In regards to WorkInTheFLOW, Sambasivan mentioned his thoughts about it.

“This system specifically became developed to bring communities together,” Sambasivan said.

Its partners at SiliconGlades began piloting WorkInTheFLOW for a year. WorkIntheFLOW can be located in 12 public libraries, which includes the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library. The program also provides an “on ramp” to the entrepreneurial support ecosystem in Tampa and Hillsborough County.

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library director Andrew Breidenbaugh explained more about WorkIntheFLOW.

“The program seeks to connect individuals to an integrated support system to help them achieve more than they could do alone. People who choose WorkIntheFLOW can recognize and connect with one another, leading to helpful feedback, skill-sharing and meaningful professional relationships,” Breidenbaugh said. For more information visit

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Tatiana Ortiz is a freelance writer with the Osprey Observer Newspaper. She began as an intern here in 2010 and has been writing since. Tatiana graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In her free time, Tatiana enjoys photography, biking and being with her family.