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May 22, 2018

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| 5/19/2014

Women starting small businesses at fast pace

If you go to work for a newer business, there's a good chance you'll be working for a woman. Between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. rose by 68 percent, twice the growth rate for men and nearly one and a-half times the rate for all companies. More at the AP.

Trial over new political maps gets underway

A trial over whether state legislators broke the law when drawing up new political maps is underway. A coalition of groups contends that the Florida Legislature in 2012 drew up new maps for congressional seats that violate standards adopted by voters. More at the AP.

Editor's note: Ron Stein's columns will return soon. His archive of marketing and sales advice columns is here.

Nine Florida SBDC Network Clients, Nominees win SBA Award

Business Profile

HipPops ice cream truck finds its sweet niche

Two decades in the retail business and a lifetime of memories chasing the ice cream truck has helped Anthony Fellows put together a nice little business for himself these days.

» Full story from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

» HipPOPs official site

Nine Florida SBDC Network clients and nominees from across the state have won awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for their outstanding contribution to the state’s economy. Full story.

Power leads to savings — and it’s all how you feel

People who feel powerful at work — they don’t have to actually be powerful, just feel that way — are more likely to forgo putting money in their pockets today in favor of larger returns tomorrow, according to new research. More at the Miami Herald.

Small Business Advice
How to help your staff work together, get along

There are many ways of dealing with disagreements and personality incompatibilities within your staff. The critical point here is that you need to deal with these issues before they grow. Read more from Jerry Osteryoung.

Out of the Box
Florida Bug Week

florida bug weekIts warm, humid climate makes Florida a cozy home for many types of critters—from the ones kids love to catch to ones that make the skin crawl. “Bug Week” sponsored by the University of Florida’s entomology and nematology from May 19-23 wants to bring attention to the state’s vast insect population.

» Full story from the Miami Herald

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Aquatica Orlando opens family-friendly raft slide Ray Rush

A brand-new family raft slide has officially splashed down at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark.

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