Ask the Boss

3 Locals Answer: What's Your Top Priority for 2017?

Rod Hershberger, Tim Boyle and Kristen Horler weigh in.

02/20/2017 By Isaac Eger

What I’ve learned

What the Founder of Kane's Furniture Has Learned Over His 66-Year Career

This Sarasota furniture retailer beats the tests of time.

02/14/2017 By David Hackett

Business groups

Sarasota Chamber Marks 97th Year with Annual Kick-Off Meeting

Leadership Florida president Wendy Walker was the featured speaker at Thursday's well-attended event.

02/09/2017 By Staff

All in Together Now

Adams and Reese Advocates for Diversity

A diversity success story.

02/08/2017 By Su Byron

All Together Now

How to Hire a Diverse Workforce

Diversity is good for the bottom line.

02/06/2017 By Su Byron

Stay Safe

Must-Have Insurance Coverage for Small Business

Stay safe and protected with our handy guide.

01/26/2017 By Kevin Allen Illustrations by Victor Juhasz

Ask the Boss

Should Florida Implement a $15 Minimum Wage?

Three local businesspeople examine the consequences of a large pay raise.

01/03/2017 By Isaac Eger

Biz Rules

New Business Rules to Watch in 2017

Three new rules local businesses should track in 2017.

12/28/2016 By Kevin Allen

Off the Clock

Here's How Architect Jerry Sparkman Decompresses

Architect Jerry Sparkman taps into his musical side on the dobro.

12/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

What I’ve learned

How Lakewood Ranch's Ted C. Abrams Turned Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Around

Within seven months of Abrams' start date, the company was profitable.

11/21/2016 By David Hackett

Milk and Money

Karen and Jerry Dakin Have Built a Diverse Agri-Empire at Dakin Dairy

Dakin Dairy has taken family farming to a multidimensional agricultural operation.

10/26/2016 By Anu Varma

Talk

Five Questions with New Tervis Prez Rogan Donelly

It’s all in the family for Tervis’ new president.

10/21/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Unplugged

What Do Working Women Really Want?

Eight high-powered women put down their smartphones and pair up for candid conversations.

10/20/2016 By Susan Burns and Sylvia Whitman Photography by Matt Holler

What Inspires Me

What Inspires William "Trey" Lauderdale IV

Here's what keeps the founder and president of Voalté motivated.

09/08/2016 By Isaac Eger

Career Path

Oil, Fast Food, Luxury Furniture: Here's Home Resource Founder Michael Bush's Career Path

The owner of Sarasota luxury furniture retailer Home Resource started in the oil industry.

09/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace

What I've Learned

Brock Leach, Retired CEO of Frito-Lay North America and Tropicana, On What He's Learned in Business

What comes after Gatorade and Fritos? For Brock Leach, the retired CEO of Frito-Lay North America and Tropicana—a PepsiCo company—the answer is ministry.

07/15/2016 By Kim Hackett

Biz Rules

To BYOD or Not to BYOD?

Bringing your own device to work requires strong company policy.

07/11/2016 By Kevin Allen

HR Corner

How to Develop Women Leaders

Pavitra Ciavardone identifies skills for up-and-coming females.

06/22/2016 By Lori Johnston

Lessons On Leadership

Understanding Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace

Visual and verbal cues are just as powerful as the words you speak.

04/28/2016 By Joan Lowery