Monthly Archives: January 2011

Small business training and support

Small business owners in Florida can benefit from networking and resource opportunities offered throughout the year. Simon Property Group sponsored a small business expo tour at the Orange Park Mall January 29, 2011. Advice and resources were provided to entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Workplace Behavior that Drains Energy

Exhaustion in the office may not be due to long hours or too many assigned task; it may be due to the actions of your co-workers. Here are some draining behaviors with suggestions on how to change for the better. … Continue reading

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The Power of a Company’s Brand: Can a Company’s CEO be Stronger than the Brand Itself?

Apple, Inc. is currently one of the most profitable and recognizable brands in the world. Further,

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Does Governor Scott’s New Limitations on the Press Conflict with Florida’s Sunshine Laws?

Members of Florida’s journalism community have made complaints against the recently inaugurated governor. Reporters claim that Gov. Rick Scott’s administration is limiting the press’ access to both the governor and to events that have been traditionally viewed as open. One … Continue reading

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Loaded Inbox? Tips to get work moving.

The loaded morning inbox can be very daunting and draining for employees already fighting to start the week with a positive attitude. Instead of overloading employees with piecemeal instructions, combine tasks into one email, flagging the most important tasks. Some … Continue reading

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Music Web Sites Dispute Legality of Their Closing

Last month, federal authorities shut down five websites on possible copyright infringement with no warning and no details of the investigation. The operators of some of the sites have said in interviews that they were innocent of copyright infringement. The … Continue reading

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Select the right Franchise Model

If you are looking into a second career or just starting out, buying into a Franchise can provide a “jumpstart” to your business life – the key is to look critically and carefully at the Franchise offerings and their willingness … Continue reading

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Whistle-Blowing to Fight Corporate Fraud

Until now, it has been up to regulators to decide the amount to pay corporate insiders for providing information of corporate wrongdoing. The total of the whistle-blower payments over two decades were a total of only $160,000. This may seem … Continue reading

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Estimating Startup Capital

It is easy to underestimate how much money is needed for a new corporation’s startup and failure to determine the correct level of funding can be the biggest barrier to a successful company launch. There are several steps to determining … Continue reading

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Tips for Business Success

A key tip for business success is empowering your employees. Managers often forget that the key to great leadership is getting subordinates to excel. Too many managers focus on achieving goals and end up doing the work themselves. Other managers … Continue reading

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