The coronavirus pandemic has created repercussions across the global community, and business owners are still reeling. To study the impacts of the virus on Floridas small businesses, the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the Florida Chamber Foundation and the University of West Florida

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During the November election, voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to raise Floridas minimum wage. The amendment will increase the wage to $10 an hour starting Sept. 30 and lead to annual incremental increases until it reaches $15 an hour in September of 2026. State

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Businesses flexibility demonstrated during the pandemic can also sustain long-term growth. Due to the global pandemic, companies altered the direction of their products and services to maintain or improve revenue. The popular term for this adjustment is pivoting. Such flexibility served businesses well, and owners