Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Half of older workers plan to retire later
Older Americans, stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. More at the AP.
Sales and Marketing Advice
How to create great content when you run out of ideas and time
Content comes in many forms and some will work better than others for your business. A content strategy and plan will help you sort that out. But where do you start and how will you find inspiration and time? Read Ron Stein's full column.
As she slept, she says she literally dreamt up the idea for her business: an online website where divorcées can sell the toxic assets of their past relationships, using the money from selling diamonds or wedding gowns to finance their new dreams.
Mortgage Investors Corp. lays off nearly 500, stops making new loans
Mortgage Investors Corp. is laying off nearly 500 workers, including 256 in its St. Petersburg, Florida headquarters. The company will stop making new loans effective today. Bill Edwards, chairman of MIC, blamed the near-shutdown on federal regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act that are going into effect Wednesday. His company, one of the biggest refinancers of home loans for veterans, doesn't have the technological capacity to comply, Edwards said. More at the Tampa Bay Times
Miami to NY hedge funds: We’re ready for you now
Miami hopes to lure hedge funds out of New York with an updated twist on a familiar message: Come south for warm winters, zero state or city income tax and -- finally -- a downtown worthy of Wall Street’s elite. More at the Miami Herald.
Small Business Advice
Leadership consists of four essential elements
It is amazing to me that so many people think of themselves as great leaders, but do not demonstrate leadership qualities. Being an owner or a boss does not make you a leader. True leadership is not about the position you hold, but the attributes you display. Read Jerry Osteryoung's full column here.
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