July 25, 2021

Business Services

Is recycling in Florida a waste?

Since China stopped buying America's trash, the economics of recycling don't add up for many Florida communities. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Jacksonville introduces new 24-hour dockless scooter program

Following the lead of other cities in Florida, Jacksonville launched a one-year dockless mobility pilot program in March. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

At 29, he's built an order fulfillment business that employs 1,000

Jan Bednar grew up mostly in the Czech Republic, in a village of 5,000 people called Bakov nad Jizerou... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Global Logistics, Big Business

Global logistics is big business. The Miami Customs District accounted for $107 billion in merchandise in 2017, up from $65.9 billion in 2012. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2019

A new approach to dry cleaning in South Florida

OXXO Care Cleaners in Hollywood makes an environmentally friendly innovation. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Florida Credit Union Reaches $1 Billion in Assets

Florida Credit Union is proud to announce that it has exceeded $1 billion in assets; a major milestone achieved ahead of expectations in February of this year. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2018

Amazon Announces Candidates for HQ2

Amazon expects to create 50,000 high-paying jobs and invest over $5 billion in the city where it opens HQ2, a full equal to its Seattle HQ Read more »
Published on 1/18/2018

Office Depot Launches BizBox to Help Customers Start, Grow and Succeed

New Business Services Platform Offers Complete Set of Solutions including Website Hosting and Design, Digital and Social Marketing, Finance and Accounting, CRM and HR/Payroll Read more »
Published on 11/8/2017

USF Federal Credit Union and West Coast Federal Employees Credit Union Announce Merger

West Coast Federal Employees Credit Union (WCFECU), in Sarasota, Florida, has merged with USF Federal Credit Union (USF FCU) in Tampa. The combined financial institutions have more than $600 million in total assets and over 62,000 members. The merger allows USF FCU to deliver its financial products and services to members in Sarasota and Manatee County. Read more »
Published on 7/7/2017

Card games: Fattmerchant chips away at credit card fees

Suneera Madhani is a 30-year-old millennial, a new mom — and the founder of a 3-year-old Orlando company that aims to be the Netflix or Uber of the credit-card processing. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

KPMG breaks ground on $400 million facility in Lake Nona; plans to hire 330 statewide

U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP broke ground on new $400 Lake Nona facility; announces plan to hire 330 in Florida Read more »
Published on 5/22/2017

Professional Employer Organizations & Executive Recruitment

Changes in regulation and federal recognition are likely to give the industry a boost. A look at new tax implications, trends, workers' comp issues, private equity involvement and more. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

A CEO's lessons

The biggest Florida company and ‘nobody knows we exist.' Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

A new line of business: Legal funding

Attorneys Elizabeth and Michael Pekins decided to start Momentum Funding shortly after both sensed an opportunity. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Floridians can celebrate Taxpayer Independence Day

Florida TaxWatch analysis of Taxpayer Independence Day Read more »
Published on 4/20/2016

Professional Services

Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

What's the outlook for accounting firms in Florida?

Accounting executives speculate about the future of Florida's economy - through 2015 and beyond. Read more »
Published on 6/2/2015

UCF Business Incubation Program Receives International Designation

UCF's Program Becomes First & Only Incubator in Florida to Hold the Distinction Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Telecomunications: High fiber diet

Old copper-wire phone technology is disappearing. Should upstart phone providers be allowed to piggyback on the new fiber networks the traditional powerhouse phone providers are installing? Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Shrinking margins at car dealerships in Florida

Former dealership owner Tommy Gibbs now works as an independent consultant to car dealerships. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Looking overseas for growth

A Fort Lauderdale company does business everywhere from the Caribbean to Africa. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Research notes from around the state

Robots, brains, collaboration, anti-aging, fast lasers, FIU and interns Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Conelec - Central Florida Business Profile

Conelec Electronic Manufacturing is positioned for growth in a new and larger 63,000-sq.-ft. facility in DeLand Crossings industrial park. Read more »
Published on 12/19/2013

e-Builder - Southeast Florida Business Profile

A deep construction recession and slow recovery would seem to be a bad environment for a company that makes construction management software... Read more »
Published on 12/19/2013

Data driven: Brecht Heuchan makes data-crunching software for lobbyists

Brecht Heuchan, a lobbyist and political consultant, has developed a data-mining tool that takes much of the guesswork out of the political money chase. Heuchan's web-based software system, Contribution Link, combines 400,000 publicly available state-level donor records with layers of other demographic, geographic and marketing data to help candidates and their fundraising professionals create strategically targeted fundraising lists. Read more »
Published on 12/17/2013

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How Miami tech took a giant leap forward during the pandemic
How Miami tech took a giant leap forward during the pandemic

Amid a pandemic-fueled remote-working boom — and building on a foundation years in the making — Miami is now being positioned as the next major tech hub. Here's how it got to this point — and what it means for the rest of us.

 

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