October 21, 2014

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Healthcare jobs in demand are specialized

If you're a nurse who specializes in assisting with surgery, newborn care, or cardiovascular disease, you can write your own ticket. Healthcare jobs are becoming more specialized, a result of the new healthcare law and technological changes. For the positions most in demand, there are school scholarships available for students or career changers interested in entering the field. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Sales and Marketing Advice for Florida business
What can you do for a client that no one else can?

There’s one absolute you can count on in marketing -- people are never moved when you claim that “we’re the best at what we do.” They only care about what you can do for them that no one else can. More advice from Ron Stein.


Only 5% of Florida's wealthy grew up rich

Obituary

Eugene Patterson

eugene patterson
During his 41 years in journalism, Mr. Patterson won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, served as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and led the Times through an era of rapid growth and recognition by Time magazine as one of America’s 10 best newspapers.

» Read more and see video at the Tampa Bay Times

» Florida Icon Profile on Patterson

» Hear a remembrance from NPR

» Obituary from the New York Times

Want a peek at the millionaires who live near us? Only 5 percent say they grew up well off, according to a new survey of Florida millionaires. Most of those surveyed live in South Florida, Orlando and the St. Petersburg area. The great majority -- 76 -- grew up in what they called "average" circumstances with two thirds of them saying they got at least some help from their parents. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Health care myths hit Florida seniors

Between the Affordable Care Act, endless budget talks and mountains of information that seem to loom higher daily, many seniors are left with more questions than answers regarding health care. FLORIDA TODAY took some of the questions and concerns commonly voiced locally and found the answers.


Small Business Advice
Examine your customer satisfaction policy

Clearly, customer service is so important for every business. Repeat business just does not happen if customers do not want to return to your business, and the experience you create for your customers goes a long way to setting your business apart and building loyalty. More from Dr. Jerry Osteryoung.

Business Profile
.CO Internet

dotco For the millions of people who equate the Web with .com, . CO Internet is out to change that mindset. The Miami company that manages and markets the .co domain is already making impressive gains — more than 1.4 million in 200 countries have hung their businesses, blogs, personal projects or dreams on a .co virtual shingle. Still, that’s just a tiny fraction of industry titan VeriSign’s 105 million .com registrants. “We want to change the fabric of the Internet,” Juan Diego Calle, founder and CEO of .CO Internet, says.

» Full story from the Miami Herald


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