Florida's Tax Day discounts and freebies
If you’re a procrastinator and haven’t filed your taxes yet, today doesn't have to be all bad. Businesses across the state are offering tax day treats and promotions. The Orlando Sentinel has a collection of offerings from Central Florida and around the state. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has a list for South Florida and the Florida Times-Union has offers from North Florida. See deals for Palm Beach County.
» Taxes not done? You have lots of company.
5 ways to improve your company's visibility
Do you feel as if your company is invisible? Your competitors seem to get all the buzz. You’re wondering why your company is such a well-kept secret. Even though you have an incredible offering, your target audience isn’t listening -- or buying. Read Ron Stein's full column.
Companies abandon search for oil in Cuba's deep waters
After spending nearly $700 million during a decade, energy companies from around the world have all but abandoned their search for oil in deep waters off the north coast of Cuba near Florida, a blow to the Castro regime but a relief to environmentalists worried about a major oil spill. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]
When vacationing, watch out for unexpected fees, BBB warns
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises vacation-bound consumers to ask questions about extra fees that could turn a bargain trip into a budget buster. "Consumers should be aware of ‘resort fees’ for hotel services that may be charged weather you use these services or not," said Karen Nalven, President of BBB Serving West Florida. "These fees can range from those bottles of water on your dresser, internet access, use of gym facilities, newspapers to a safe in your room." Read more.
Understanding the millennial generation is key
As the economy improves, business owners may begin seeing some turnover in their staff. Whether these employees are in search of higher salaries or simply choosing to make their move now that the job market is better, many young workers (those in the millennial generation) will want to migrate to new jobs. More from Dr. Jerry Osteryoung.