Monday's Afternoon Update
What You Need to Know About Florida Today
NASA races to find tenants for vacant shuttle facilities
Officials with NASA are racing to find new tenants for several vacant shuttle facilities at KSC before the money to maintain them runs out -- which is expected to happen by fall 2013. With the space-shuttle program ended, NASA either must find someone to lease major buildings -- such as the facility where workers repaired shuttle tiles -- or abandon them, because the cash-strapped agency lacks the money to demolish them.
I’ve have had clients in the past who managed their businesses by only zeroing in on the need to generate revenue. Before you quickly agree that there’s nothing more important than sales, notice I said "only."
Of course every company needs to make the selling of their product or service the dominating goal in everything they do. Yet, focusing all activities on just sales without any kind of strategy in place is a recipe for disaster... continued.
Sen. Marco Rubio seeks middle ground on immigration as Hispanic voice for GOP
Sen. Marco Rubio is now working on an alternative to the Dream Act. The plan, not yet public, is generating widespread discussion, underscoring Rubio's status and potential as a Hispanic voice for the GOP. It would grant legal status to children of undocumented immigrants, but not a path to citizenship, as the Dream Act would. "You have to wait in line, but you get to wait in line in the U.S. legally," Rubio said in an interview. More from the Tampa Bay Times.
Lilly & Associates International on the move
Lilly & Associates International, a Miami-based trade logistics company, is planning a Latin American expansion. With 70 employees and offices in Colombia, Guatemala, Panama and Venezuela, the firm recently opened a 100,000-square-foot warehouse in Panama to handle growing trade volume with Latin America. More from the Miami Herald.
Small Biz Advice
What separates a great manager from a micromanager is their ability to facilitate instead of control. A micromanager controls the work being done, whereas a great manager facilitates by supporting and empowering others to excel at the task at hand. So how do you know if you are a micromanager? Find out here.
Business Profile: Event planners balance day jobs with dream jobs
Emmanuela Stanislaus is founder of Pembroke Pines-based Precious Occasions event planning services for weddings, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers and anniversary celebrations. Her husband, Michael Stanislaus, started Official Sounds Entertainment as a professional DJ for weddings, special events and corporate events. The couple tries to coordinate networking events to allow time together while still working. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
» More profiles of wedding planners from Florida Trend.
» Related, from the Miami Herald: South Florida couples spending more on weddings as businesses vow to keep costs low
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