Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Scott unveils plan to boost per-student spending.
Following up on a campaign promise, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday released a plan to increase education spending in Florida to a record high. Scott wants the state to spend $7,176 on each public-school student — a $261 bump over this year's figure and $50 more than the record set in 2007-08. More at the Tampa Bay Times and the AP.
Sales and Marketing Advice for Florida Business
How to attract more eyeballs to get more customers
Multi-channel marketing is a wonderful “more eyeballs” strategy for most any type of company -- as long as it’s targeted. The more channels that meet your strategic objective, the more eyeballs you’ll have on your brand and offerings. In this article, columnist Ron Stein explains how to catch keep a customer during the "buyer's journey." More from Ron Stein.
How business owners shortchange themselves
Health and Fitness
For many business owners the sale of their business is a hard decision, but can prove exceedingly financially rewarding. In a survey of 513 business owners of privately-held companies, nearly nine out of ten of them are interested in one-day selling their firms. More at Forbes.
Nearly half of South Florida hospitals below CDC standards on infections
More than 40 percent of South Florida hospitals fell below national standards for preventing certain types of common infections in their patients in 2013, according to federal data. At the same time, 56 percent of local hospitals performed better than expected in controlling infections. More at the Miami Herald.
Small Business Advice
It's not too late to make New Year's goals
As we begin a new year, now is the time to think about what you want to achieve for your business in 2015. Of course, the goals you choose should always make sense for your individual operation, but the New Year will bring some economic opportunities that will benefit many businesses. More from Jerry Osteryoung.
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