October 25, 2014

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S&P 500 rises above 2,000 for first time

Monday, for the first time ever, the S&P 500 Index crossed 2,000 points. The milestone comes more than 16 years after the index hit 1,000 on February 2, 1998 and just three months after it topped 1,900. More at Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

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Sales and Marketing Advice for Florida Business
How to make sure your customers never dump you for another brand

Customer retention starts before your buyer signs on the dotted line. It’s kind of like dating -- you bend over backwards to show why it makes sense to do business with your company while you’re wooing your prospect. More from Ron Stein.


How to phase in remote workers for small businesses

Economic Development
Tallahassee's missing economic development piece

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Domi Station, a newly renovated urban incubator and co-working space, opened to entrepreneurs when Domi Ventures, a private partner with ties to venture capital, partnered with Leon County government. About 30 startups lease space at the incubator.

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Telecommuting, also referred to as working remotely, started a few years ago in a small way but has grown steadily. Having some workers based at home has benefits for both the employee and company if handled correctly. More at ZDNet.


Gateway City: For Hong Kong and Miami, a surge in trade

Trade between Hong Kong and South Florida — mostly through Miami International Airport — has skyrocketed more than 300 percent in one year, at a time when overall South Florida trade is down almost 6 percent. More at the Miami Herald.


Small Business Advice
Consensus building is so important for every manager

Having an empowered staff is so important for every organization. An empowered staff feels some responsibility for all the business decisions, and managers should be encouraging this in as many ways as possible -- especially with Millennials. More from Jerry Osteryoung.

Profile
Cindy Provin, CEO of Thales e-Security

cameras It's a frequent occurrence at coffee breaks at technology conferences: Men assume that Cindy Provin may be someone's assistant or a manager, but don't figure that she's the boss of a tech company. "You'll see the surprise in their eyes when they are introduced to me as the president," said Provin, the top executive for the Americas of data encryption and security company Thales e-security.

» Full story from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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