April 24, 2014

Exciting Clearwater:
From surf to success


Downtown Clearwater is becoming a hot entertainment destination.

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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.

Comparing Florida's House & Senate Budgets


A new report from Florida TaxWatch.


Florida House Speaker
Will Weatherford (left) and
Senate President Don Gaetz

[Photo: Tampa Bay Times]

Combining shopping and eating


Florida restaurateurs are putting dining and retail together.

[Photo: James Borchuck/Tampa Bay Times]

The economy in Miami-Dade & Monroe

 

Carnival is tryng to win back consumer confidence.

Central Florida gets a boost from SunRail


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

Florida's film and entertainment industry


A regional roundup.

Stepping down at Ave Maria's School of Law


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

Florida Business News

Crunch time to refill film incentives wallet

To make Florida more competitive with other states, the Legislature is considering making $300 million in tax credits available over six years to productions that film in the state.

Developer wants to take control of three Miami streets

Developers of the massive Miami Worldcenter project want to assume control over some city streets, drawing objections from business owners.

Southern banks getting better, but regulators still have concerns

Banks in the Southeast region are recovering from the recession nicely, although not as quickly in Florida and Georgia.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital CEO is leaving

Gwen MacKenzie, the popular and powerful CEO of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, is leaving after 10 years.

UF students vie for big cash prizes in business plan competition

How much is a good idea worth? For entrepreneurial-minded University of Florida students, it could be a cool $25,000.

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Water is the instrument at Florida Orchestra concerts
Water is the instrument at Florida Orchestra concerts

Florida Orchestra Percussionist John Shaw and his water basin will be center stage for the Tan Dun Water Concerto, a unique production of light and sound being performed by the Florida Orchestra.

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