Good business opportunities are important for the personal and social development of all South Floridians
As communities focus on local economic development efforts, one common response is to key on business and industry attraction or “smokestack chasing.” Every community wants the next big large employer. Left out or given minimal attention in many of these economic development plans is support for existing micro businesses, those that employ fewer than 10 employees or are sole proprietorships. These businesses call the community “home” and may be on Main Street, on the outskirts, or a farm/ranch operation. One reason for the lack of attention to micro businesses often stems from a perception that they generate little in terms of jobs and dollars for the community’s economic engine.
Some words about our present and our next plan of action
Micro businesses form a dynamic, integral part of the market economy, providing goods and services and a gateway by which millions enter the economic and social mainstream of American society (Sexton, 1999). U. S. micro businesses accounted for 94% of all firms and 84% of employer firms. They employ up to 25% of all individuals or over 11% of all employees within employer-only firms.
There are alot of businesses and potential outdated in this new social media skill set of communication.
As we re enter the business and citizen sector bridging the communication gap, we expect positive results from workshops and seminars alike.