February 21, 2017


Florida Small Business Briefs - Feb. 2007

U.S.Small Business Administration announces new regs; honors to AuthenTec and eLayaway; 2007 Hispanic Summit. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

No Big Deal

When Democrats take control of Congress this month, one of the first items on their agenda will be raising the federal minimum wage. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

A Show of Appreciation

Rewarding employees with an end-of- year gift or bonus is a savvy management strategy. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Finding the Right Space

With Florida property taxes and insurance costs soaring, entrepreneurs have a lot to think about when choosing a business location. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

State Help for Building Owners

In August, Florida moved to help owners of small commercial buildings insure for wind damage. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006


The number of African-American entrepreneurs is increasing rapidly in Florida. What the numbers say -- and a look at some entrepreneuers who are succeeding. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Selling Site Names is a reseller of domain names. It handles the entire deal, offering an escrow service to protect the financial transaction between the buyer and seller. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Three Steps to Effective Promotions

A few years ago, digital marketing revolved around creating a website and using a pay-per-click service to drive customers there. But today, businesses are using video, blogs, podcasts and even "webisodes." Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

A Long Haul to Success

W. Randolph Lee, Raven Transport Co., Jacksonville. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Family and Friends

Oscar J. Horton, Sun State International Trucks, Tampa. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Taking a Gamble

Leon Daggs Jr., Panhandle Automotive, Crestview. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Risk and Reward

The surge in African-American business growth comes with a disclaimer: Much of the new growth reflects an uptick in sole proprietorships -- one-man or one-woman businesses with no other employees. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Help Wanted

The good news for Florida is that the state has the lowest unemployment rate among the 10 most populous states. The bad news for small-business owners is that competition for workers is fierce. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Defining Moment

Retirement has been an enriching experience in diffrent ways for Florida executives Manuel Iraola, Tony Fontanella and Ned Sachs, Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Retirement: How Much is Enough?

How much do fees affect your mutual fund's rate of return? Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Jean & Carl Goetz

After 22 years in corporate marketing and product management, Carl Goetz was downsized at age 48 in 1991. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

International Business Etiquette

How close should you stand to your Brazilian client? Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Will Fleming

MotionPoint's language translation system for websites combines proprietary software and human translation. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Women's Fashion

Susan Fixel, LTM International; Suzanne Whalen, A Style is Born; Estee and Sharon Elkayam, Secrets of Charm. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

The Language of Success

Although English is the language of business in many parts of the world, there are times when communicating in another language is important to sealing a deal. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

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