Small businesses are critical to our economic future

Small businesses are the economic backbone of nearly every community and employ a significant number of employees. Therefore, the more successful small businesses are in generating revenue and in growing their workforce, the greater the benefits to people living in that community. It is a very simplistic view of economic development, and it is the… Continue reading Small businesses are critical to our economic future

Small Business Survey In The News

Our Quarterly Small Business Index Survey was released to the media for the first time yesterday showing that small business owners are growing optimistic and nearly 40% are planning to hire in the next six months.  Our Florida Chamber Small Business Council is able to keep the pulse of issues facing small businseses through this… Continue reading Small Business Survey In The News

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

Guest post: 3 Realities in Managing Millennials

By: Molly FoleyThe Millennials...they’re sociable, talented, well-educated, and collaborative. They’re open-minded, influential, and achievement-oriented. They’ve always felt sought after and perhaps indispensable. They’ve been arriving in our workplaces with high expectations for both themselves and their managers. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it?! Why do today’s managers struggle with these new up and comers? There… Continue reading Guest post: 3 Realities in Managing Millennials