August 20, 2014

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As the economy heals, retaining workers grows challenging

With Americans increasingly optimistic about the job market, more individuals are gaining the confidence to leave unsatisfactory positions to find new work. That means small employers will have to work harder than ever to retain their best workers. Read more, including tips on how to keep your best workers from Businessweek.

Entrepreneurial Trends

One Spark

one spark
Three young partners create the combination party/investor pitch One Spark festival. The event offers entrepreneurs, musicians and artists a chance to showcase their projects or business ideas while raising money through votes from festival attendees.

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Defense tech firm selects Winter Springs for HQ expansion

Winter Springs-based Advanced IT Concepts Inc. plans to expand its corporate headquarters – a nearly $2 million project that is expected to bring 50 new jobs to Seminole County over the next five years, company and government leaders said Monday. More at the Orlando Sentinel.

Brevard companies on hand for London air show opening

Brevard County was well represented at the opening of the Farnborough Airshow outside London on Monday. The Farnborough Airshow is one of the world's largest exhibitions and air displays. More at Florida Today.

5 way small business can turn website viewers into customers

The website is a business's face to the world and a virtual sales person. Yet for some small businesses, maintaining their website is not seen as particularly important, let alone a core function. More at CBR.

Small Business Advice

Core values are crucial for business success

At the heart of every successful organization are its core values. A company’s core values are those principles or guiding lights that each staff member shares -- those commitments they consider most important in their lives. More from Jerry Osteryoung.

Florida Small Business
Info Services

florida small business Access to information filed with the Division of Corporations, blank forms and publications are available several ways and in a variety of formats. dbaFlorida's list of essential contacts connects you to the information you need.

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Balloon sculpture at Museum of Fine Arts will blow you away
Balloon sculpture at Museum of Fine Arts will blow you away

If you've ever been impressed by a balloon animal, prepare to be blown away by a new art exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg made up entirely of balloons.

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