Plan would change payments for mental health care
The Florida Legislature is considering a plan that would change the way the state pays to treat people who need emergency mental health care, a move critics say would gut the current system to benefit large hospital systems. More at the AP.
Before entrepreneurs take startup plunge, better to know thyself
What is your "entrepreneurial mind-set?" Now there's a practical way to find out. A group of leadership training and psychology professors at St. Petersburg's Eckerd College have come up with a tool to help individuals and business groups assess their entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses. More at the Tampa Bay Times.
Business Basics: Starting a small business
In today’s challenging economic environment, you need more than desire and drive to succeed. You also need a working knowledge of financial and personnel management, record keeping, tax laws and legal structures, communication skills and marketing savvy. More from Florida Small Business.
Florida Legislature on break this week for holidays
The Florida Legislature is taking a break this week because of the Passover and Easter holidays. They will return to the Capitol on April 21st. The session, which lasts 60 days, is scheduled to end in early May. The Legislature must still pass a state budget in order to adjourn on time. More at the AP.
Checklists are crucial for running an efficient operation
Every organization should be using checklists to ensure important goals and objectives are accomplished. What I am talking about here is not those things we do every day as a matter of routine. Rather, I am talking about those challenging things we have to do periodically. More from Dr. Jerry Osteryoung.