July 28, 2014

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What you need to know about Florida today

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U.S. economic growth on track to accelerate

U.S. economic growth should accelerate in the second quarter and remain healthy for the rest of this year, according to a forecast by a group of U.S. business economists. Still, growth for the full year will likely come in lower than they previously estimated. More at the AP.


Sales and Marketing Advice for Florida Business
Why consistent marketing action is key to business growth

Lack of consistency is probably the number one complaint that coaches and fans have about football officials. It may be the only thing fans and coaches agree on. The need for more consistency on the field of play is critical. And it’s just as critical in your business, too. More from Ron Stein.


Gov. Scott signs in-state tuition bill

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Smoke, No Mirrors

medical marijuana
As medical marijuana heads to the ballot in Florida, Ben Pollara isn’t taking anything for granted as he spearheads an effort to get the measure passed. The political battle is far from done, and in the months leading up to the election, United for Care has shifted its focus from gathering signatures to mobilizing voters.

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Florida students living in the country illegally will be allowed to qualify for in-state college tuition rates under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Scott. More at the AP.


Q&A: Peter Kellner, entrepreneur, investor, even film-maker

Read an interview with Peter Kellner, co-founder and board member of Endeavor Global, Endeavor Jordan and Endeavor Miami, which identify and support high-impact entrepreneurs, 1996 to present. More at the Miami Herald.


Small Business Advice
Financing short term assets

One problem I see all the time is businesses financing their short-term assets improperly, which greatly increases the risk to the firm and can potentially even cause it to fail. This is a serious issue, but it can be remedied by choosing an alternative financing method. More from Jerry Osteryoung.

Florida Small Business
State Resources

miami world cupEnterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) is the public-private partnership representing the state’s government and business leaders that serves as Florida’s lead economic development organization. Read more about Enterprise Florida, CareerSource Florida, and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.


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