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850 Regional News

850 Regional News Originally published in the Apr/Mar 2010 issue of 850 Business Magazine   The Mood of Business Interesting research shows Florida small business owners are more concerned with keeping their current customers than the rest of U.S. small…

The Bottom Line: Taking a Bite Out of Taxes

Bottom Line: Taking a Bite Out of Taxes Your 2009 tax returns are now in the mail, unless you’ve filed an extension. Think you can rest on your laurels? Hardly. Taxes don’t file themselves, and procrastination almost always costs money.…

Who's Drinking North Florida's Water?

Seven miles north of Interstate 10 in the Northwest Florida town of Marianna sits a stocky, 330,000-square-foot building — big enough to fit five football fields — humming with the effort of producing 43,200 bottles of water per hour. The…

By the Hour or By the Job?

One of the most important decisions you’ll make regarding any new employee deals with whether to compensate him or her hourly — or put that person on salary. It’s not as cut-and-dried as you might think, and a little knowledge…

Social Media: It's Business and It's Personal

It’s Business and It’s Personal Looking to build their customer bases, area businesses are discovering that social networking isn’t just for teenagers anymore By Lilly Rockwell Originally published in the Apr/May 2010 issue of 850 Business Magazine In the midst…