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Sure, Superman had superhuman strength and speed, but could he run a small business?
The small business owners and teams in the state of Florida require a drive and passion for their vision that not everyone possesses. It was our state's small businesses that employed 43.2 percent of all Floridian workers in 2016 and created three out of every four new jobs, according to the 2016 State of Small Business Report. READ MORE
The Florida Consumer Sentiment Index for December 2016 was 5.6 points higher than the December 2015 CSI.
That was the highest Florida CSI since March 2015.
The U.S. Index of Consumer Sentiment increased by 4.4 points between November and December 2016.
That was the highest recorded national ICS since January 2004.
READ MOREcourtesy of the Florida Gulf Coast University Regional Economic Research Institute.
Seven tips to propel small business growth
Business owners don't start companies to keep business growth stagnant. Even for small business owners who don't have the goals of becoming a massive corporation, growth is a critical component to have any business survive a changing economy - and it's an important aspect that will help you keep customers returning."