Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Growth in jobs, housing boost demand for industrial real estate
Sustained growth in jobs, population and consumer confidence are driving expansion for contractors, building supply companies, food distributors and other businesses in need of industrial space across South Florida. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Small businesses still lagging on retirement planning
Soon-to-be retirees and even middle-aged workers are all too commonly playing catch-up on their retirement accounts. And while plenty of workers are finally grasping the growing need to save, invest and plan for long retirements, small businesses are still lagging behind. More at ThinkAdvisor.
Out to change how Latin Americans shop
Three Florida International University students want to make insects a staple of the American diet and have already whipped up some recipes that are mixed with bugs.
Frustrated by their own experiences in the virtual-retail world, Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge second-place finishers Alejandro Gomez and Gerson Gomez Arellano launched Wuelto.com to give small businesses more visibility online. More from the Miami Herald.
Rifle Paper Co. blooms in Winter Park
It started in 2008 with two people, some band posters and a few wedding invitations. Today, Rifle Paper Co. is a runaway business success, known for its quaint but somehow edgy artwork and quality paper. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
Small steps are the way to make big changes
Change is pervasive, and most organizations will need to embrace it at some point in their life cycle. There are many methods for implementing change, but very few address the fight or flight reflex pre-programmed in us. This is why many of these methods fail. Read more from Jerry Osteryoung.
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