Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Gas prices rise, historic streak ends
Florida's 120-day streak of falling gasoline prices has ended. The average price for gas statewide rose Sunday for the first time in four months, travel club AAA said. That's in line with last week's bump in the U.S. average price, snapping the longest streak of declines on record. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Orlando Business Journal and AAA.
How to know exactly what your customers want
Asking the right questions is without a doubt much more difficult than many would like to admit. And, that's as it should be. When great questions are asked, your company will get on track and prosper faster. More from Ron Stein.
Hotel rates reach new record; more guest fees to come
If hotel rates seemed a bit more expensive last year, it wasn’t your imagination. The average U.S. hotel rate in 2014 was the highest ever — up 4.6% to $115 per night — and industry experts are predicting a 5.2% increase by the end of this year. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Venture capitalists predict strong a year ahead
In Florida, venture capital dollars doubled over 2013, thanks in large part to a $542 million mega-deal in Dania Beach-based Magic Leap, a secretive company developing augmented reality technology. Coming off such a phenomenal year, is the market overheated? More at the Miami Herald.
Solution to your business problems are right in front of you
Not only was Charles Kettering a great inventor, but he also had a wonderful approach to problem solving. He believed the answer to most problems rested within the problem itself, and finding a solution was just a matter of changing your perception of it. More from Jerry Osteryoung
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