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Business

  • Citrus 'confident'

    Consumer confidence among Floridians rose last month to the highest level in 15 years, according to the latest University of Florida monthly survey.

    The survey bases its findings on three things: people’s perception of their current financial situation, their confidence about the future economy and their willingness to buy a major household item.

  • Nonprofit Briefs 4/16/2017: Nonprofit business diversity

    By Dr. Fred Herzog

     

    Public belief holds that nonprofit organizations are all charities. This assumption is understandable. Nonprofits, however, can be charities and much more. Some are private charities, but the preponderance are defined by IRS as publicly supported charitable organizations.    

  • Experience Matters 4/2/2017: Use due diligence when buying business

    By Dr. Fred Herzog

    After making the decision to be in business, the entrepreneur should next investigate starting or buying one. Either option will present unique challenges and professional guidance is recommended.

    If the decision is to buy an existing business, there is a traditional and recommended process to follow called due diligence. This process will help establish the real value of the business. Seeking experienced business professionals to mentor this process is a plus.

  • EDA Part Four: Stakeholders drive local development

    By Don Taylor

    Editor’s note: This article is the fourth (and final) of a four-part series aimed at defining the various aspects of Economic Development, which is receiving a great amount of attention in Florida and Citrus County. At the request of the Economic Development Authority for Citrus County (EDACC), the articles are provided by Jeff Hendry, executive director, North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP). 

     

  • Economic Development Authority: Performance-based incentives spur jobs

    By Don Taylor

  • High-quality sites imperative to development: Part two of four

    By Don Taylor

     

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a four-part series aimed at defining the various aspects of economic development, which is receiving a great amount of attention in Florida and Citrus County.  At the request of the Economic Development Authority for Citrus County (EDACC), the articles are provided by Jeff Hendry, executive director, North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP). 

     

  • Understanding economic development: Part One of Four

    By Don Taylor

     

    This is the first of a four-part series aimed at defining the various aspects of economic development, which is receiving a great amount of attention in Florida and Citrus County.

  • Digital-age dynamos

    Elisha Neubauer 

    Special to the Chronicle

    Everywhere you look, you’ll see a smattering of tablets, smartphones and laptops. Just about everyone is plugged in, from teens and seniors to adults and toddlers. We live in a digital age and if you can’t compute, you’ll fall behind.

  • Sibex gets a charge

    CRYSTAL RIVER - Tucked away in a strip mall off U.S. 19 in Crystal River — home to Bealls Outlet, Arby’s and a mattress store, among others — is a nondescript building with a black aluminum fence around the front entrance.

     

    The facility is home to 140 employees, has 65,000 square feet and sells — not burgers or beds — but high-tech electronic equipment shipped worldwide.

  • Medical to culinary: Second chance at a career

    Elisha Neubauer 

    For the Chronicle

    Just about everyone loves pizza. What’s not to love? It’s one of the most popular foods served across the world these days. But for Carl Ehresman, pizza gave him a second outlook on life.