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


Five Questions with New Tervis Prez Rogan Donelly

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

10/21/2016 By Hannah Wallace


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

HR Corner

DAI Solutions' Sherilyne Dougherty on Creating Your A-Team

DAI Solutions CEO Sherilyne Dougherty on how to make sure you're hiring a team player.

04/26/2016 By Allison Floyd

Lessons On Leadership

How to Implement Real Change in Your Organization

Expert Advice from SCF’s Leadership Academy

03/17/2016 With R.L. Caldwell


Ramesh Bulusu Takes Charge at Sarasota-Based MyUs

Ramesh Bulusu tackled big data and customer service to make Sarasota’s MyUS the world’s largest exporter of consumer packages.

03/15/2016 By David Ball Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Career Path

Nick Choat, Owner of Sports Clips of SW Florida, Shares His Career Trajectory

Nick Choat shares his journey from part-time worker at Goodsprings Grocery to owner CEO and owner of Sports Clips of SW Florida.

03/14/2016 By Lori Johnston

Ask the Boss

Three CEOs Share Their Strategies for Running a Family Business

Drs. Anne-Marie Chalmers and Bo Martinsen, Brian Hoopingarner and David Dignam weigh in on running a family business.

03/14/2016 By Lori Johnston

Lessons On Leadership

Expert Advice from SCF's Leadership Academy

Why leaders need to become active listeners.

02/29/2016 By Joan Lowery

Good Advice

Sarasota CEOs Share the Best Business Advice They Ever Received

Three Sarasota CEOs share the best business advice they ever got.

01/11/2016 By Chelsey Lucas

New Year's Resolutions

Local Business Leaders Share Their Goals for 2016

It’s the New Year, time for resolutions and self-improvement in business and life.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns

Corporate Culture

How to Create a Great Place to Work

Larry Face gets to the heart of what motivates your workers.

01/11/2016 By Lori Johnston

HR Corner

What You Need to Know About Flextime Scheduling

Jean Juchnowicz, owner of Human Resources Simplified, explains the ins and outs of flextime scheduling.

09/04/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

HR Corner

The Delicate Art of Firing

It's never easy, but a history of communicating expectations and exercising respect are key when firing an employee.

03/31/2015 By Chelsey Lucas