March 5, 2024

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In Memoriam: Buffett the Businessman

The late Jimmy Buffett was one of pop music's most successful entrepreneurs, building an empire that included Margaritaville-branded merchandise, restaurants and resorts that date back to 1985, drink mixes and even the 2018 Broadway musical, Escape to Margaritaville. Read more »
Published on 11/17/2023

Rolling in Dough

Veronica Anderson began offering her cookies for sale to colleagues decades ago while working at BellSouth in Jacksonville. As word of the treats spread beyond her workplace, a business was born. Read more »
Published on 10/19/2023

Helping Black-Owned Businesses Thrive

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Black-owned businesses faced challenges accessing loans and other assistance to help them survive. To get a sense of the problem, entrepreneurial leadership coach Valecia Dunbar of Jacksonville teamed up with fellow entrepreneurs to survey those businesses and see how they might help. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2023

Boardroom Boost

SPOTLIGHT Only 11% of non-profits in Central Florida have Black board members, but a program launched last year by the Orlando Economic Partnership’s Black Boardroom Leadership Institute is working to... Read more »
Published on 4/24/2023

Name Game

Broward's seaport is one of the three busiest cruise ship home ports in the world. It ranks among the nation's leading container ship ports and is South Florida's main seaport for gas, jet fuel and alternative fuels. Some 7,000 people work at companies that provide direct services at or to the port. Read more »
Published on 4/20/2023

Wasting No Time

About 30% of a typical city's food waste comes from restaurants. Aneshai Smith wants to do something about that while helping restaurants thrive. Her Orlando-based startup, Go See The City, offers digital coupons for deep discounts on unsold food before restaurants close for the day. Read more »
Published on 3/7/2023

Construction underway for Leon County's $24-million business incubator

Construction underway for Leon County's $24-million business incubator Read more »
Published on 12/31/2022

Tennis sees resurgence during the pandemic

It's 90-plus degrees on a weekday morning in mid-July, but the 64-acre campus of the U.S. Tennis Association in Lake Nona is hopping. On 12 collegiate courts at the northeast corner of campus, summer camp participants are practicing serves and returns. Across the grounds in the tournament area, the nation's top players in the boys' 12-and-under division are battling it out in the national clay court championships. And inside the welcome center, younger summer camp players are milling about the pro shop and ducking into the Netpost Grill with their parents for a bite to eat. Read more »
Published on 9/7/2022

The evolution of the Florida MBA experience: changing workforce and student needs

The MBA has evolved through the years to reflect changing workforce and student needs. Longtime professors share their experiences. Read more »
Published on 3/9/2022

Florida higher education news about university MBA programs

The Florida State University College of Business plans to offer an MBA specialization in health care administration as early as fall 2022... Read more »
Published on 3/9/2022

Infrastructure: Critical strategies Florida can implement as it grows

Florida is projected to gain 2.5 million new residents by 2030. Here's what that means for schools, roads, homes and other infrastructure needs Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

Miami's CNB has opened a regional hq and launched BciCaptial in downtown Orlando

Headquartered in Miami, City National Bank of Florida is one of the largest banks in the state, with about $20 billion in assets... Read more »
Published on 10/27/2021

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

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