March 19, 2018


Small Business Economic Trends - Feb. 2009

For small business owners, January started off as badly as December ended. The Index of Small Business Optimism fell 1.1 points to 84.1 (1986=100), the second-lowest reading in the 35-year history of the National Federation of Independent Business survey. Read more »
Published on 2/12/2009

UCF's Seminole County Incubator Program Graduates First Company

Spectrum Bridge, Inc., which provides new internet marketplace and mapping technologies to help the wireless industry identify, lease and make use of underutilized and available radio spectrum, has become the first client company to graduate from the UCF Read more »
Published on 2/12/2009

Startup Aims to Make Braces Invisible

A Naples startup company is working to make wearers feel less self-conscious with a new generation of braces and retainers that have nearly invisible wires. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

2009 New Year

It is so important to remember that we have gone through 13 recessions since the great depression and we have come out of each one of these. Read more »
Published on 1/12/2009

Letting Workers Go

Before even considering letting any worker go, it is so important to exhaust all other possibilities for reducing costs. Read more »
Published on 12/29/2008

Brace Your Employees for Holiday Season-2008

The intrinsic stress of the season combined with tough economic times means that your staff will be feeling tremendous pressure. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Things Are Going to Get Better!

While the news is not good now, concentrating on the negatives that are bombarding us daily is not good for you or for your employees Read more »
Published on 11/10/2008

Florida's Economy: How Bad Is It?

Florida is hurting: A regional look at the rough patches and bright spots. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Hell's Kitchen

One approach to quick crisis management can be seen on Chef Gordon Ramsay’s TV show “Hell’s Kitchen.” While his approach is revolting, it might actually work. Read more »
Published on 10/20/2008

Credit Crunch

With so much happening in the financial world, each firm must protect its ability to acquire the funds it needs to operate. Firms in need of additional financing will find that there are three alternatives. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2008

Bad Employees

Employees with bad attitudes are frequently the most difficult to judge. Read more »
Published on 9/2/2008

Fla. Companies With Promise

These companies, all founded within the past 10 years, have experienced growth that has brought them to prominence. Vote for the most promising. Also, read other success stories of older companies. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

Personal Internet Usage

Out of all the time workers spend on the Web, 26% is doing personal business (frequently referred to as cyberslacking). Read more »
Published on 8/11/2008

Machine Makes Water From Air

AquaVentus is designed for disaster. The cost: $2,250. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

A Game of Risk for Small Insurers

Small, Florida-based insurers are snagging market share -- but are they the solution to reinvigorating the state's home insurance market? Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

Video: Small Business School

Producer, Hattie Bryant, invites you to watch a short video tip each day about best business practices from the weekly television show, Small Business School. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

Workforce: Where the Workers Are

When looking for employees, think carefully about where to conduct your search. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2008

Global Business: Playing on the World Stage

Florida businesses, even if they don’t export, feel the effects of the strengths and weaknesses of international markets. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2008

Innovation: Financing the Dream

For small businesses, the search for capital is a constant challenge. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2008

Riding the Green Wave

Small business owners around the state are finding a market for products and services that promote sustainability. This article profiles four Florida businesses that are cashing in on environmental awareness. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2008

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