August 1, 2014

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Record rainfall may help Florida's oyster industry

Record rainfall may help the Florida Panhandle's ailing oyster industry recover from several years of wide-reaching droughts. Researchers have blamed the 2012 decline of the oyster population in the Apalachicola Bay on persistent droughts from 2009 through 2012 throughout the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin. More at the AP, the Pensacola News Journal and the Tallahassee Democrat.


Sales and Marketing Advice for Florida business
Four elements of a successful marketing system

It’s really crazy. You have a structure for just about everything you do in your business. Billing. Inventory. Purchasing. Fulfillment. Payroll. And, of course, a customer relationship management process. Yet, none of these are the most important system you should have in place. More from Ron Stein.


A new path to growth for Broward's airport

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Nonprofit Center of North Central Florida

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Aiming to strengthen the nonprofit community, the Nonprofit Center of North Central Florida provides workshops, individual consultations and networking opportunities for professionals in the nonprofit realm whose recurrent theme is "having to do more with less," executive director Kari Brill said. Through its programs, the center helps nonprofits work more efficiently.

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is expanding and modernizing with the goal of ensuring one of the region’s major economic engines stays competitive. For fiscal 2013, some 23.6 million passengers flew in or out of the airport. While that was about flat with the prior year, the number of travelers has burgeoned 12.7 percent since a recession low of 20.9 million in fiscal 2009. T More at the Miami Herald.


Small Business Advice
Self-discipline is the habit that leads to success

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with more than 3,000 leaders, and I have observed just about all of them share one common key to success. It is not intelligence, education or training but self-discipline that has enabled them to excel in their respective fields. More from Jerry Osteryoung.


Survey: America has changed. Have government and business?

Are government policies and business practices out of touch with the changing state of American families? A new survey, which is part of a broader examination of the role of women in society, shows that many Americans believe the answer to that question is yes. More at the Washington Post.

Online Marketing
Does your small business need a Wikipedia page?

wikipediaWikipedia is undoubtedly one of the most popular websites. In fact, Wikipedia is the sixth most visited website on the Internet. Many small businesses have tried to create Wikipedia pages about their companies, but not many have been successful in their endeavors. Here’s what you need to know to help you navigate the world of Wikipedia if you’re considering it:

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