April 24, 2014

Florida's crime rate drops to 43-year low

Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent compared to 2012

Florida Small Business

Small Business Basics

Start with a Better Business Plan

A business plan is a written document that describes the nature of your business and the product or service you intend to provide.

Exciting Clearwater:
From surf to success

Downtown Clearwater is becoming a hot entertainment destination.

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Combining shopping and eating

Florida restaurateurs are putting dining and retail together.

[Photo: James Borchuck/Tampa Bay Times]

Central Florida gets a boost from SunRail

This story is part
of Florida
's 2014
Economic Yearbook.

Stepping down at Ave Maria's School of Law

Law Dean Eugene R. Milhizer is returning to the classroom.

Florida Business News

Strong durable goods orders buoy growth outlook

Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March, bolstering views of an acceleration in growth.

Defense contractors host rallies for federal funding

Harris Corporation and Boeing are hosting a rally to encourage Congress to extend funding for the manufacture of Growler and Super Hornet aircraft.

Miami Beach opposes Beckham's soccer stadium plan

Building a Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami would create a traffic nightmare, according to officials and residents in the neighboring city.

Indian businesses in Tampa enjoy spike in business

The International Indian Film Academy's four-day extravaganza of song and dance performances, movie screenings and an awards ceremony is boosting business for local merchants.

In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

A growing number of families in Florida's tourist corridor are finding it harder and harder to locate affordable housing.

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Jon Brod, co-founder and president of Confide, discusses the use of encrypted, un-traceable messages for business use on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”

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