Women starting small businesses at fast pace
If you go to work for a newer business, there's a good chance you'll be working for a woman. Between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. rose by 68 percent, twice the growth rate for men and nearly one and a-half times the rate for all companies. More at the AP.
Trial over new political maps gets underway
A trial over whether state legislators broke the law when drawing up new political maps is underway. A coalition of groups contends that the Florida Legislature in 2012 drew up new maps for congressional seats that violate standards adopted by voters. More at the AP.
Nine Florida SBDC Network Clients, Nominees win SBA Award
HipPops ice cream truck finds its sweet niche
Nine Florida SBDC Network clients and nominees from across the state have won awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for their outstanding contribution to the state’s economy. Full story.
Power leads to savings — and it’s all how you feel
People who feel powerful at work — they don’t have to actually be powerful, just feel that way — are more likely to forgo putting money in their pockets today in favor of larger returns tomorrow, according to new research. More at the Miami Herald.
How to help your staff work together, get along
There are many ways of dealing with disagreements and personality incompatibilities within your staff. The critical point here is that you need to deal with these issues before they grow. Read more from Jerry Osteryoung.