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Monday's Afternoon Update

Florida politicians react to Las Vegas massacre

Leaders in Florida are responding to the news of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Florida Gov. Rick Scott opened his Latin America summit in Miami on Monday by asking for a moment of silence for the Las Vegas shooting victims. More from the Tampa Bay Times.

See also:
» Las Vegas shooting suspect spent two years in Florida
» Las Vegas shooter's brother lives in Orlando, 'completely dumbfounded' by massacre

Sales and Marketing Advice
Want to sell more? Conduct your business with strong doses of accountability and transparency

Selling your team on the need to conduct business with a strong dose of accountability and transparency, because it’s in their best interest, will lead to more sales. Read Ron Stein's full column.

Gov. Scott declares state of emergency to help Puerto Rico recovery

Today, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in every Florida county to help the state provide services to Puerto Ricans fleeing the island after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. See the governor's emergency declaration, here. Also read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Software company considers relocation to Southwest Florida

An out-of-state software company looking to move its headquarters is considering Longboat Key. The company’s name will not be made public until after it has made its relocation decision. More from the Business Observer.

Small Business Advice
Many hats to wear when owning a business

We all have strengths and weaknesses, and a wise man knows what he doesn’t know. You can, of course, learn the hard way through trial and error, or you can reach out to others who have the necessary expertise. Read Gray Poehler's full column.

Small Business Success Story
Shifting focus: Pharma to "farming"

florida When Juan-Carlos Libreros quit the pharmaceutical industry to start a business of his own, friends and family probably weren’t surprised; the biomedical engineer had talked of one day making orthopedic implants.

» More from Florida Trend.

Business Profile
Congaree and Penn

florida originalsCongaree and Penn Farms in Jacksonville mainly grows rice and mayhaw, an underappreciated indigenous fruit tree of the lower Southern states. But co-founder and tree historian Jeffrey Meyer was involved in preserving trees planted by Johnny Appleseed, and the Florida farm now produces a jelly from those fruits.

» Read more from the Tampa Bay Times.