Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Biotech an emerging industry in Florida
Florida experienced a biotech boom from 2006 through 2011, with the number of companies growing by 42 percent compared to just 5 percent nationwide, the Florida BioPulse report shows. More than 10 percent of the nation's biotech companies call Florida home. More from the Naples Daily News and BioFlorida.
» Florida Research Institutes are Power Players in Biotech
» Investment Capital for Early-stage Biotech Companies
» Medical Research: Florida scientists and researchers make inroads
» Business & technology: Making advances in Florida
Marketing strategies that won't break your budget
Identifying effective marketing strategies and tactics that will not break your budget can be a challenge. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to bring in new customers. The bad news -- if you’re not careful, you will end up spending too much time doing things that may or may not produce results. Full column from Ron Stein.
Florida is tied for worst record of employing teens
But not if you're Andy Brahms, chief executive of Tamarac-based Armchem International, distributors of restroom, cleaning and safety products, including its best-selling "Mile to a Roll" toilet tissue, to restaurants, hospitals, offices and more.
» More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Florida is tied with California for having the worst record of employing teens: Only 18 percent have jobs, according to a new study released Monday. "At this rate, a generation will grow up with little early work experience, missing the chance to build knowledge and job-readiness skills that come from holding part-time and starter jobs," the Annie E. Casey Foundation reported in its new study. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Saying thank you to your boss can pay dividends
Researchers are now saying that we should all be showing plenty of appreciation to our supervisors during the holiday season and beyond. It won’t just advance our relationships but can even improve how bosses view our on-the-job performance. With any luck, better work will bring bigger paychecks. More at the Miami Herald.
Business success takes skill, knowledge and passion
Too often I think we do people a tremendous disservice when we say that anyone can be an entrepreneur, especially if they have passion. In my opinion, passion without knowledge can lead to failure so quickly. Full column from Dr. Jerry Osteryoung.
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