Florida's roads and bridges best in nation
Amid the potholes and crumbling pylons across America, one state stands out: Florida ranks near the top in nearly every measure of road transportation. Part of what sets Florida apart, according to transportation policy experts, is that it has a system of tolls, user fees and taxes that ensures infrastructure funding keeps flowing. More at the Washington Post, or read the July report by the National Economic Council and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, here.
Keep it fresh: Add products or services like a Hollywood sequel
Adding products or services that are worthy additions to your existing lineup is something every business needs to consider. Just like Hollywood, it can be a great way to upsell to current customers and reach new markets too. More from Ron Stein.
Medicare plans cutting doctors
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Unexpected breakups can be painful, as South Florida seniors have been finding out lately. Some Medicare Advantage plans have retooled or shrunk their provider networks in the past year, forcing patients to find new physicians or facilities for treatment. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Tattoo policies changing for job applicants
Visible tattoos, while becoming increasingly more socially acceptable, can create obstacles for applicants in a still shaky job market. In some cases, strict professional body-art policies can even close doors for otherwise qualified candidates seeking new careers. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
It's important to make your customers feel special
In the dictionary, “special” is defined as “better, greater or otherwise different from what is usual.” In business, it is so important to make sure each customer feels special, as this generates a great competitive edge. More from Jerry Osteryoung.