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July 17, 2018

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U.S. solar industry fights threat of new import tariffs

U.S. solar power companies, including Florida's NextEra Energy, will this week be battling over threatened new tariffs on imported panels that the industry has said could bring growth to a halt and cost tens of thousands of jobs. More from the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Sales and Marketing Advice
Golden nuggets that will improve sales efforts

What business rules and formulas would help sales and marketing? These aren’t shortcuts per se, but the idea is the same. When good formulas are followed faithfully and consistently, the result is success. More from Ron Stein.

White Nationalist Richard Spencer may speak at UF; counter protest planned

In a letter from the university's president, Kent Fuchs, Spencer has reached out to UF to speak on September 12. But on the very same day, at least 1,000 people say they will be there in protest of the white nationalist. More from First Coast News and the Tampa Bay Times.

See also:
» Florida NAACP chapter wants Confederate monuments removed
» Rally planned at Confederate memorial set for relocation
» Rubio, Buckhorn, Gov. Scott and others respond to violence in Virginia and Trump's 'many sides' comment
» Florida man among three arrested in connection to white nationalist rally in Charlottesville

Continental National Bank signs consent order

Continental National Bank has signed a consent order with federal regulators aimed at shoring up its anti-money laundering safeguards. The Miami-based bank said it has already taken various steps to step up compliance with regulations in light of the consent order. More from the Miami Herald.

Florida Trend earns awards from the Florida Magazine Association

Florida Trend won two awards at the recent FMA Charlie Awards. Recognizing achievements by Florida magazines since 1957, FMA's annual Charlie Awards competition crowns publishers, writers, editors, artists, photographers, printers, marketers and others as the best among their peers in scores of categories. More from Florida Trend.

Beyond Basics
Spread the Word

florida Small business promotion can take many forms, but before you shell out precious dollars for any one of them, determine how best to publicize your venture and earmark the necessary funds.

» More from Florida Small Business.

Business Profile
Stottlemyer Smokehouse

florida originalsIn 2015, the Stottlemyer Smokehouse opened with barbecue, open-air seating and live music. The place has been featured in industry magazines and the “Gas Station Gourmet.” This is the kind of competition that drives Florida convenience stores. The stores keep getting bigger. The food they serve keeps getting better, fresher and more varied.

» Read more from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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