Florida workers become business owners with community help
Sheree Blum was a special education teacher in Palm Beach County before founding her artistic glass business, Kicking Glass by Sheree. Fort Lauderdale construction worker Bernard Jackson worked briefly in auto detailing and found he enjoyed the work. Both South Florida residents turned to the Small Business Development Centers in Palm Beach and Broward counties for help with their business plans to build a solid foundation for their companies. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Ron Stein answers questions about mistakes business make (video)
We asked business coach and Florida Trend columnist Ron Stein to answer this question: "What are the top marketing mistakes that new businesses make?" The questions and answers with Stein are the second of a three-part series. His written column will return soon. See the videos here.
Faster foreclosures bill clears House
A bill to speed up Florida’s groggy foreclosure was approved by the Florida House on Monday after a 87-26 vote. The third attempt at foreclosure reform in three years, HB 87 creates new options for expedited foreclosures and tightens up filing standards for banks. More at the Miami Herald.
Beekeeping: An unusual but profitable home business
If one doesn't mind the occasional stings, beekeeping as a home business could become a pleasurable and profitable enterprise. With the growing popularity of honey and declining bee populations, at least one won't get stung in the marketplace. More from the Lakeland Ledger.
An early start can make you more productive each day
There are many advantages of starting your day early that relate to productivity and health. One recent study showed that morning people are more apt to recognize problems and respond much more quickly than night owls. The ability to anticipate and resolve problems is critical to any business. More from Dr. Jerry Osteryoung.