Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Gov. Scott tries to woo Connecticut businesses to Florida
As Connecticut reels from the expected departure of another corporate headquarters, Florida Gov. Rick Scott came to the state Monday in an effort to lure companies and jobs back to the Sunshine State. Gov. Scott said, "The business environment in Connecticut simply cannot compete with everything Florida has to offer." See the statement from Gov. Scott, here. Also read more at the Orlando Sentinel, WTNH, and FOX61.
One Spark set for October in EverBank Field
Barely two months after it looked like the last of the One Spark innovation festivals had been held in Jacksonville, organizers of the entrepreneurial event announced Monday a revamped version will return in the fall. More from the Florida Times-Union.
Column: Selling your business? Consider taking a gap year
While most people associate gap years (also known as “bridge years”) as a break between high school and college or between graduating college and entering the “real world,” gap years should not be reserved exclusively for young adults. More from the Miami Herald.
Small Business Advice
Employees are your most valuable asset
If your business has a turnover problem, or an employee morale problem, you should first look in the mirror to see if your management style is a contributing factor. Contrary to what you may think, surveys show that compensation is not the number one motivator of employees. Get full advice from SCORE columnist Gray Poehler.
Arts and culture continue to strengthen Sarasota's economy
Sarasota County’s arts and cultural leaders have long insisted that investing in the arts is one of the best ways to keep the area’s post-recession economy booming. Now they have fresh numbers to back up the argument. More from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
South Florida CEOs evaluate the nation’s top CEO
» More from the Miami Herald.
Embrace technology and innovation
Successful entrepreneurs are innovators. They embrace technology and they think “outside the box” for new and unusual ways to grow their businesses and bring new products to market. Lucky for you, many of the tools, processes and programs used by innovative entrepreneurs to launch and nurture businesses worldwide are readily available in Florida.
» Read more from Florida Small Business.
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