Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
More stores mix brick and mortar with online
Retailers everywhere are facing a modern dilemma: How best to blend physical stores and online operations in a world that now demands that retailers do a good job at both. The result is retailers such as Walmart offering shoppers the option to order online and pick up in store. Or online heavyweight Amazon building distribution centers in Florida so it can cut delivery times to compete with physical stores. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
Building better brand awareness for your business
The business you are seeking is seeking you. There is little doubt that people are looking for what your company offers. Prospective customers are on the hunt. But, you're hiding and no one knows who you are. Or cares. Read Ron Stein's full column.
International banking brings jobs
International banking pumped an estimated $2.1 billion into the state economy and helped create 16,774 direct and indirect jobs, according to the Florida International University analysis that looked at 2012 data from the Florida Office for Financial Regulation and surveyed members of the Florida International Bankers Association. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Florida Small Business: Fictitious names
A Fictitious Name Registration is required of individuals who do business under any name other than either their legal personal name or a properly registered corporate name, partnership, trademark, service mark or limited liability company. More from Florida Small Business.
Nepotism is really not a good policy
Many firms have had success hiring relatives of employees. That said however, I believe not employing family members really is the best policy for so many reasons. Hiring family members is just wrought with difficulty. Read more from Jerry Osteryoung.
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