February 2014 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Cover Story: Small Business in Florida
With the economy rebounding, small businesses that ramped up in advance are well-positioned to take advantage of the surge.
Florida's Boating Business
Fort Lauderdale’s Bob Roscioli has become a legendary figure in the megabucks world of big yachts.
With new owners, the company has more than 200 employees, produces about 450 boats a year and is profitable...
The Clearwater company gained share during the downturn, but the market remains unsteady.
Hunter Marine is trying to rebound with a new owner and new sailboat models.
The marine industry in Florida by the numbers.
Luring business to Florida
Some of Governor Rick Scott's critics do not understand that business is competition...
An interview with Donald Goodman
The founder of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville shares life’s lessons.
Contempt of court: Florida's unruly lawyers
The state’s judiciary system steps up its efforts to discourage unprofessional behavior.
For many candidates, Marian Johnson's office at the Florida Chamber is the first stop on the campaign trail
How many doctors in Florida?
Is there about to be a physician shortage in Florida? That depends on which subset of physicians you count.
CEO Sounding Board
How did you get the idea to start your company?
Focus: Women Entrepreneurs
Women are starting small businesses in Florida at a rate faster than the national average. Florida ranks as the 6th-fastest-growing state for women entrepreneurs.
For decades, civic leaders have worked to forge a new identity for the Gainesville area …
AROUND THE STATE
Ripples from Venezuela
A currency crackdown, surging inflation and government interference in pricing in Venezuela are likely to spill over into Florida’s economy.
Rebuilding an amusement park
Teddy and Jenny Meeks give new life to warehoused rides from the original Miracle Strip in Panama City Beach.
Real estate reversal
JWB Real Estate Capital has decided to shift gears and build houses to rent rather than sell.
Business incubator effect
The UCF Business Incubation Program has generated a return of $6.16 for every $1 of public investment ...
Bishop Planetarium’s new $500,000 projection system projects 3-D images across the planetarium’s 50-foot dome.
Partnering to build a road
The four-year expansion of I-595 creates three tolled, reversible express lanes that will separate long-distance commuters from more local traffic for the length of the ride.
The 200,000-sq.-ft., $131-million building is a stunning structure of clear glass and thick cement that rises over Biscayne Bay’s blue waters.
Where adventurous couples looking to spice up their Valentine’s turn to get their fill.
Feeding and sheltering the army of utility workers who assemble when disaster strikes is a crucial part of the response to massive outages.
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