Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Gas prices continue to rise in Florida
Gas prices are continuing their upward march. Prices are up 7 cents nationwide. And in Florida, prices have increased 25 cents since Feb. 1, according to the car group AAA. More at the Miami Herald and the Gainesville Sun.
New drone rules could make your life better
Less road construction, better cell phone signals, and even tastier food could all be coming your way soon, thanks to drones. The Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] proposed major new rules for how businesses can and cannot use drones. More at WTSP.
CEO Roundtable: What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
South Florida CEO’s were asked: What is the best business advice you ever received? Fabiola Fleuranvil, CEO of Blueprint Creative, says, "Don’t run away from failure; embrace it, learn from it and use it as leverage." Read more about her and see more business advice at the Miami Herald.
Four in 10 Hispanics favor ending U.S. trade embargo against Cuba
More than four in 10 Hispanic Americans favor lifting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba and more than seven in 10 support re-establishing diplomatic relations, according to a new poll from the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Franchising works, as long you understand the risks
With both name recognition and consistency, franchises have a much higher rate of success than non-franchise operations. Because they offer a lower failure rate but higher returns, I highly recommend franchise arrangements to so many prospective entrepreneurs. More from Jerry Osteryoung.
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