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2019

May 20, 2019
May 13, 2019
May 6, 2019
April 29, 2019
April 22, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 8, 2019
April 1, 2019
March 25, 2019
March 18, 2019
March 11, 2019


March 4, 2019
February 25, 2019
February 18, 2019

February 11, 2019
February 4, 2019
January 28, 2019

January 21, 2019
January 14, 2019
January 7, 2019

2018

December 31, 2018
December 24, 2018
December 17, 2018
December 10, 2018
December 3, 2018
November 26, 2018
November 19, 2018
November 12, 2018
November 5, 2018
October 29, 2018
October 22, 2018
October 15, 2018
October 8, 2018
October 1, 2018

September 24, 2018
September 17, 2018
September 10, 2018
September 3, 2018
August 27, 2018
August 20, 2018
August 13, 2018
August 6, 2018
July 30, 2018
July 23, 2018
July 16, 2018
July 9, 2018
July 2, 2018

June 25, 2018
June 18, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 4, 2018
May 28, 2018
May 21, 2018
May 14, 2018
May 7, 2018
April 30, 2018
April 23, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 9, 2018
April 2, 2018

March 26, 2018
March 19, 2018
March 12, 2018
March 5, 2018
February 26, 2018
February 19, 2018
February 12, 2018
February 5, 2018
January 29, 2018
January 22, 2018
January 15, 2018
January 8, 2018
January 2, 2018

2017

December 26, 2017
December 18, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 4, 2017
November 27, 2017
November 20, 2017
November 13, 2017
November 6, 2017
October 30, 2017
October 23, 2017
October 16, 2017
October 9, 2017

October 2, 2017
September 25, 2017
September 18, 2017
September 4, 2017
August 28, 2017
August 21, 2017
August 14, 2017
August 7, 2017
July 31, 2017
July 24, 2017
July 17, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 3, 2017

June 26, 2017
June 19, 2017
June 12, 2017
June 5, 2017
May 29, 2017
May 22, 2017
May 15, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 1, 2017
April 24, 2017
April 17, 2017
April 10, 2017
April 3, 2017

March 27, 2017
March 20, 2017
March 13, 2017
March 6, 2017
February 27, 2017
February 20, 2017
February 13, 2017
February 6, 2017
January 30, 2017
January 23, 2017
January 16, 2017
January 9, 2017
January 2, 2017

2016

December 26, 2016
December 19, 2016
December 12, 2016
December 5, 2016
November 28, 2016
November 21, 2016
November 14, 2016
November 7, 2016
October 31, 2016
October 24, 2016
October 14, 2016
October 3, 2016

September 26, 2016
September 19, 2016
September 12, 2016
September 5, 2016
August 29, 2016
August 22, 2016
August 15, 2016
August 8, 2016
August 1, 2016
July 25, 2016
July 18, 2016
July 11, 2016
July 4, 2016

June 28, 2016
June 20, 2016
June 13, 2016
June 6, 2016
May 30, 2016
May 23, 2016
May 16, 2016
May 9, 2016
May 2, 2016
April 25, 2016
April 18, 2016
April 11, 2016
April 4, 2016

March 28, 2016
March 21, 2016
March 14, 2016
March 8, 2016
February 29, 2016
February 22, 2016
February 15, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 1, 2016
January 25, 2016
January 18, 2016
January 11, 2016
January 4, 2016

2015

December 28, 2015
December 21, 2015
December 14, 2015
December 7, 2015
November 30, 2015
November 23, 2015
November 16, 2015
November 9, 2015
November 2, 2015
October 26, 2015
October 19, 2015
October 12, 2015
October 5, 2015

September 28, 2015
September 21, 2015
September 14, 2015
September 7, 2015
August 31, 2015
August 24, 2015
August 17, 2015
August 10, 2015
August 3, 2015
July 27, 2015
July 20, 2015
July 13, 2015
July 6, 2015

June 29, 2015
June 22, 2015
June 15, 2015
June 8, 2015
June 1, 2015
May 25, 2015
May 18, 2015
May 11, 2015
May 4, 2015
April 27, 2015
April 20, 2015
April 13, 2015
April 6, 2015

March 30, 2015
March 23, 2015
March 16, 2015
March 9, 2015
March 2, 2015
February 23, 2015
February 16, 2015
February 9, 2015
February 2, 2015
January 26, 2014
January 19, 2015
January 12, 2015
January 5, 2015

May 20, 2019

PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR HURRICANE SEASON – The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and now is the best time for businesses and their employees to prepare. Business owners are encouraged to develop a business continuity plan before the season starts. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has resources for developing plans that can help protect employees, lessen a disaster’s financial impact, and reopen businesses quickly. Visit https://tinyurl.com/mv3xt37 for details on SBA resources. At the state level, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity offers a website that helps Florida businesses prepare for and recover from hurricanes and other disasters. Businesses, like individuals and families, must be ready with a plan, and this website helps guide businesses step-by-step to help them prepare and quickly recover from an emergency. To learn more, go to https://floridadisaster.biz/.

SCORE PRESENTS: CYBERSECURITY & YOUR BUSINESS – Technology is an indispensable business asset offering both critical efficiency and productivity. However, keeping up with the latest business tech trends and their associated risks is increasingly a challenge for busy business professionals. How do you learn about and protect against the risks of everything from account hijacking, crypto mining, breaches and ransomware, to accidental data losses and outages? Attending SCORE’s 2-part cybersecurity workshop can help. The workshops will be offered from 6 - 8 p.m. May 23 and 30 at Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 150, Room 100. Part 1 will explore the current cybersecurity landscape including attack trends and how to measure those that are most detrimental and costly to your business. Part 2 will review common sense approaches to risk mitigation and no or low-cost risk mitigation methods. For registration and information, contact Dorrie Myhre at 386-255-6889 or visit https://volusiaflagler.score.org and click on Local Workshops.

VMA PRESENTS 2019 VMA FINANCE DIVISION SERIES – Plan now to attend this important three-part series of business finance seminars June 19, July 18 and August 15, 2019, designed for non-financial personnel in a manufacturing organization to gain an understanding of financial statements. Mike Sibley, CPA, Partner, James Moore and Co., CPAs will lead the sessions. Understanding Basic Financial Statements will be held from 7:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. June 19 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 Clyde Morris Blvd., College of Business Bldg. 32, Room. 119. It will focus on the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, working capital and other financial measurements. Inventory Costing seminars July 18 and Aug. 15 will cover valuation, quantities, cash flows, and working capital. The cost for each session is $45 or $125 for all three. Registration ends at noon June 17. For more information or to register visit https://tinyurl.com/yybt5s6p or call 386-212-4003.

ACADEMY OF UNIFIED ARTS – This academy at Mainland High School prepares students for careers in the performing and visual arts. The goal is to develop and refine natural student talent and interest in areas such as the visual arts (ceramics, sculpting, drawing, painting) and the performing arts (band, chorus, dance, drama, musical theater, orchestra, music theory). Students are able to learn about the business and supportive aspects of arts careers. The academy also prepares students for multiple advanced placement courses within the field. For program details, contact Career Academy Facilitator Dan Lindy at djlundy@volusia.k12.fl.us.

ADP REPORT SHOWS NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT INCREASED – National private sector small business employment increased by 77,000 jobs in April, according to the ADP Small Business Report. Prepared monthly by human resources services company ADP, this report defines small businesses as those with 1 to 49 employees. The breakdown by sector was a gain of 24,000 jobs in goods-producing and 53,000 in the service-providing sector. Small businesses make an important contribution to the national economy. This is evidenced locally as over 85% of Volusia County business establishments have less than 20 employees. For more on this report, visit https://tinyurl.com/y44nv4dq.

FOOD & BEVERAGE MOVEMENT GENERATING RESULTS FOR RETAIL REAL ESTATE – As recently reported in REBusinessonline.com, restaurant and food and beverage retailers continue to experience patronage increases and strong consumer demand from adults in 2019. Restaurants, coffee shops, bars and other food concepts are pairing well with retail through lengthening the shopping experience and stimulating repeat foot traffic. The emergence of the U.S. foodie culture, increased social media interaction and the rise of delivery services are all seen as bolstering food and beverage market growth, particularly in urban centers but also in the suburbs. Nationally, a number of projects are in various stages of development reflecting continued investment in concepts that prominently feature food and beverage experiences such as food halls. This activity is seen to be further supported by rising discretionary income as evidenced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, finding that wages grew 3.4% during the 12 months ending February 2019-- a 10 year high.

NEWS ITEMS WANTED! – Please send your business news items to Joanne Magley, Volusia County Information Director, at jmagley@volusia.org.