Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Despite rises, gas prices still trail 2014 levels
Gasoline prices keep ticking up, but here's some good news for consumers: With the oil supply flush worldwide, gas prices should stay well stay below their 2014 levels, analysts say. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Florida Times-Union.
Measuring your company's success — the right way
Many business owners and executives believe that obsessively tracking indicators such as the number of calls a sales person makes a week, the break-even point for each product, net income ratio, or even cash flow from operations will save the day. More from Ron Stein.
Social media carries its own pitfalls
Beyond the blow from the Great Recession, sailing faces pressure from aging baby boomers turning toward powerboats and millennials enjoying broader leisure options, industry leaders say.
Whether it’s comments about news events, long-held beliefs or a bad joke, an employee’s offensive posts on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites can damage a company’s image and profits. More at the AP.
South Florida’s Better Business Bureau boss
In January, after over 30 years in the agency, Rodney Davis became the president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit Better Business Bureau of South Florida and the Caribbean. The main things that motivate him now, Davis, are the same as those at the start of his career: the chance to deal with new challenges daily. More at the Miami Herald.
How to deal with mistakes in the workplace
Since mistakes are part of the human condition, you can be certain your workers are going to mess up. You can see these inevitable slipups as tragedies or you can see them as blessings. The choice is yours. More from Jerry Osteryoung.
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