COVID-19 Entrepreneurship Small Business

Establish an Entrepreneurial Edge

What happens after the Great Shutdown?

How to Establish an Entrepreneurial Edge After the Great Shutdown


Entrepreneurs are constantly seeking an edge or an advantage. In fact, most entrepreneurs are wired to look at the world from an opportunist’s perspective and are regularly working an angle, an approach, or a way of attacking a business opportunity that others have missed or have left exposed.

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Entrepreneurship Small Business Starting Over

4 Tips for Starting a Business

Starting a business in an economic downturn.

4 Tips for Starting a Business in an Economic Downturn

From Entrepreneur .com…

Find your niche, give people what they need, ready yourself, and reap the benefits of launching during a recession.

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Small Business Starting Over

An Entrepreneur’s Checklist

For starting a business at home.

An Entrepreneur's Checklist for Starting a Business at Home


Once you have an idea and a passion, starting a business can feel like a whirlwind. While it might feel like you have to dive in head-first right away, taking a step back to plan and organize can set you up for long term growth.

Before you begin your business journey, here are a few tasks and helpful reminders to check off your list.

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Orlando and Tampa Make the List

Orlando’s low cost of living and high percentage of tech jobs pushed the metro area into the top spot on a new ranking of best places to work in tech in the nation.

SmartAsset released a report of the best places to work in technology in the U.S. Tampa also made the rankings, coming in at No. 18.

The SmartAsset report analyzed 50 metros in the nation, narrowing the list down to the top 25 based on five criteria: percentage of workforce in tech, average tech salary, ratio of the tech salary to the average salary, percentage of job listings in tech and the cost of living.

According to the report, the Orlando MSA breaks down as follows:

• Workforce in tech: 4.33%

• Average tech salary: $93,300

• Ratio of the tech salary to the average salary: 1.82

• Percentage of job listings in tech: 23.6%

• Annual cost of living: $20,333

BusinessFlare Approach

Governing for Economic Development

Very happy to announce that BusinessFlare® Publishing Group‘s first book, Governing for Economic Development, was released today as an eBook and paperback on Amazon. The audiobook will be out later this month. You can download your copy here!

All too often local governments focus on economic development tactics without a strategy, seemingly throwing things against the wall waiting for something to stick. The BusinessFlare® Approach provides a base of understanding that helps local governments implement strategies and tactics that can improve their local economy and grow their tax base within the limitations of their resources. BusinessFlare is an approach that is based in the evaluation and adoption of strategies and tactics to improve six areas of economic development influence: investment drivers, common business climate themes, community connections, economic development values, opportunities and implementation. The former economic development director for Miami Beach, Kevin S. Crowder’s BusinessFlare Approach is based on one of the most significant local economic development successes of the last thirty years and is presented in a way that is relevant to every community. The book also contains bonus material about craft breweries, markets, and resident recruitment.

Sales from this eBook support the BusinessFlare® Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting micro-entrepreneurship and providing economic development education for local elected officials.