By Mike Veneziano | New Jersey’s beaches, casinos, national parks and world-famous agricultural products have long attracted local residents and U.S. and international tourists alike. Together they spend $50 billion on food and drink, at hotels and lodges, and in retail establishments statewide.
Letter to the editor: From the charming downtown of Tarpon Springs to the award-winning beaches of St. Pete Beach, it's no surprise that Pinellas County is one of the top tourist destinations along the Gulf Coast. With more than 15 million visitors each year that create more than $10 billion in economic impact, the tourism industry is the backbone of the region's economy.
Orlando Sentinel: Franchisees, Let us manage our companies without answering to franchiser
By Azin Saju | I am a Central Florida entrepreneur and a franchisee in the hotel business based in Ocala. When we hire, we invest in talent by paying a wage in addition to improving the employee’s skill set with online training. While the franchise business model gives us the national recognition of a brand and reduces some risk in starting our own business, we make localized decisions on promotions, scheduling and wages.
By Ali Nekumanesh |
Scottsdale Independent: Local business owners question the future under shifting joint employer rule
By Becky Renner | I always knew that there would be a certain amount of risk and uncertainty when I opened my business 5 1/2 years ago. But I never imagined that government rules and regulations would actively create confusion.