Gainesville growing tech sector

The IT sector is growing in the Gainesville region and we are doubling down on our strategy to support and grow companies and jobs in this sector.  Last week, we announced our new collaboration with Gainesville tech entrepreneurs to launch the “Gainesville Area Tech Council” that will operate through the Chamber and be led by… Continue reading Gainesville growing tech sector

Crowdfunding: A new financing option for entrepreneurs and investors

This year, Congress passed the Startup Act, which included a provision to allow a new financing option termed "crowdfunding." This is an important new funding option for entrepreneurs that is a game-changer at a time when access to capital is a critical issue for job creation. I've posted the best two resources I've come across… Continue reading Crowdfunding: A new financing option for entrepreneurs and investors

What the JOBS Act Would Do

Small businesses are critical to Florida's economy, and "tomorrow," they are even more important because of increasing global competition. Most research and economic analysis shows that small businesses create a bulk of net new jobs, employ more than 50% of the workforce and account for approximately 1/3 of the difference between a strong economy and… Continue reading What the JOBS Act Would Do

Entrepreneurship Op-Ed in Miami Herald

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, I co-authored the op-ed below with Dr. Carrie Blanchard of the Florida Chamber Foundation to stress the importance of entrepreneurship in creating our future economy.  I'd love to hear what you think. Miami Herald Op-Ed: Entrepreneurs Creating Economy of the Future http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/15/2503905/entrepreneurs-creating-economy.html