Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
War over home rule heating up in Florida
Florida lawmakers are considering a host of provisions aimed at reining in local government authority, from legislation punishing so-called “sanctuary” cities and counties that deviate from federal immigration enforcement requirements to a bill banning red-light cameras. More from the Lakeland Ledger.
Sales and Marketing Advice
Don't let FOMO ('fear of missing out') hold your business back
The feeling that you’re missing out on something is called FOMO, the “Fear of Missing Out.” Company FOMO is real, and it’s not a good feeling. It will create barriers to your success. Read Ron Stein's full column.
Florida: Red tide significant factor in 2017 manatee deaths
Florida wildlife officials say 538 manatees were found dead in the state's waterways last year. That's the third-highest annual death toll on record for the large marine mammals. More from the AP and the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
International Builders' Show 2018 back in Orlando
At a time when the industry continues to recover from a historic downturn that started more than a decade ago, the National Association of Home Builders estimated attendance will be up 5 percent from last year. The annual show pivots between Orlando and Las Vegas. More from the Orlando Sentinel.
Small Business Advice
Nothing happens until a sale is made
It was Thomas Watson, Sr. that first coined the phrase “Nothing happens until a sale is made.” He was president of International Business Machines (IBM) from 1914 to 1956. While some people seem to have a natural aptitude for sales, it is not impossible for those who do not to develop the techniques and skill sets necessary to ensure success. Read Gray Poehler's full column.
Leveraging Patent Rights
The third lecture series hosted by the Florida Tech Professional Development Programs and Skillpace addresses how the patent system often provides the strongest protection for competitive ideas. This lecture is relevant to innovators, start-ups and business initiatives seeking to commercialize innovations.
» More from Space Coast Daily.
Clandestina, which bills its cheeky T-shirts as “Designed in Cuba. Printed in the USA,” became the first Cuban brand to launch a website for U.S. sales in late October — just in time for its first experience with Cyber Monday and the Christmas retail season.
» Read more from the Miami Herald.
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