November 21, 2014

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Better-paying jobs stage a comeback

The recovery in America’s job market is finally spreading to industries with good pay after years of being concentrated in fields with low wages. Hiring has picked up steam in areas such as construction, manufacturing and professional services in recent months. More at the Washington Post.


For food startups, incubators help dish up success

If you want to get in shape, you can join a gym. But if you want to start a food business, where do you go? Try a culinary incubator. Just as gym members share workout equipment, members of many food incubators share commercial kitchen space. More at NPR.


10 Business Leaders All Entrepreneurs Should Follow

Redevelopment
Taking notice of Little Havana

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With the exception of affordable housing developments, Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood had been largely ignored by residential real estate developers until earlier this year, when Miami-based Astor Cos. launched sales at its $95-million InTown condominium project.

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You can learn a great deal from successful business leaders, past and present. A good argument could be made that it’s more valuable to listen to an accomplished entrepreneur reveal his or her secrets than to spend months pouring over textbooks full of charts and abstractions. More at Forbes.


More than 1,200 multinationals hold sway in South Florida

South Florida is home to more than 1,200 multinationals household names like Clorox, HP, MasterCard, Campbell’s, SAP, UPS, ConAgra Foods, HBO, Coors, Novartis, Sony, Adobe, Siemens, Maersk, L’Oreal and the BBC. The list also includes hundreds of lesser-known global brands headquartered in South Florida. More at the Miami Herald.


Small Business Advice
Zappos has a business culture we can all learn from

Zappos is known for shoes and a very liberal return policy, but I think every type of business can learn something from its unique corporate culture. Without question, Zappos is a successful company, but what I believe makes them so unique is their zany culture. More from Jerry Osteryoung.

Profile
Guy Harvey Fishing New Waters

guy harvey Guy Harvey — marine artist, angler, conservationist and entrepreneur whose underwater life designs have been worn by middle-aged fishermen for nearly three decades — is drawing fans from unexpected waters these days.

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