Esther Chin

STRONG LEADERSHIP, A COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT MADE RECOVERY POSSIBLE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The past year has certainly been one of the most difficult in the modern history of business. No one could have predicted the scope and depth of the challenges encountered by small business owners and operators. Fortunately, but not surprisingly, regional economic development organizations, educational institutes, business organizations and municipalities responded to assist with the hardships and create a path forward for Treasure Coast small businesses... Read more...

Tom Kindred, right, and Andrew Treadwell, center, of IRSC

BAD ECONOMIC TIMES ARE A GOOD TIME
TO REVISIT YOUR BUSINESS PLANS

We hope this winter 2021 issue of Treasure Coast Business finds you, your families and your TEAM members safe and healthy. We also hope this issue finds your business open and persevering through this challenging market. We continue to be inspired by resilient regional business owners who have innovated their organizations through 2020.
We are also encouraged and impressed with the number of regional CEOs, owners, managers, and nonprofit executive directors who have contacted the Florida SBDC at Indian River State College to request assistance in conducting strategic planning sessions. With all the noise and disruption in the marketplace, these business leaders are... Read more...

Florida SBDC

COLLEGE AND MAGAZINE KEEP THE TREASURE COAST BUSINESS COMMUNITY UP-TO-DATE

Since March, COVID-19 has caused serious disruption for Treasure Coast small businesses and the regional workforce. Even with all Treasure Coast businesses now open and operating, including hospitality, the reality of a changed and challenging marketplace still exists.

The primary purpose of Treasure Coast Business Magazine is to provide the region with a go-to publication for all things business across the Treasure Coast. Beginning with the spring issue, the magazine dedicated substantial pages of content that provided small businesses with COVID-19 operational tips on topics including operations, marketing, cash management, recovery and... Read more...

Dr. Edwin Massey

DEVELOPMENT CENTER PROVIDES A HELPING HAND WITH PANDEMIC CHALLENGES

Since the spring issue of Treasure Coast Business magazine, many regional businesses have reopened and are “back to biz.” Although glimpses of normal operations exist, the reality is that the business community must continue to deal with an unprecedented, changing and challenging marketplace created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as the marketplace began to re-open, many hospitality operators had to cease operations to address a surge in coronavirus cases. Read more...

Tom Kindred

PANDEMIC CHANGES PLAYBOOK RADICALLY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

We hope this issue of Treasure Coast Business finds you, your family and your business team safe and healthy.

Remember the good ole days of small business ownership — just a few weeks ago — when the greatest challenges only included hiring employees, government regulations, federal income taxes, compliance, health care, cash flow, rising costs and understanding social media. Business as usual is now unusual. The playbook, rules and playing field for small business have changed, maybe forever. Read more...

Dr. Jerry Parrish, the chief economist and director of research for the Florida Chamber Foundation

START OF YEAR BRINGS PROMISE FOR BUSINESS

Happy New Year and welcome to a new year of Treasure Coast Business, the publication dedicated to all things business across the Treasure Coast. As the Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College begins a new year of operations and Treasure Coast Business prints its January 2020 issue, it is time to reflect on and review 2019 performance. Read more...

IRSC School of Business Dean Dr. Prishanth Pilly and team members Jodie Anderson and Lila White

BUSINESS MATTERS TO US

Thanks for picking up and reading the second issue of Treasure Coast Business, the publication dedicated to all things business across the Treasure Coast. We have received a lot of terrific feedback regarding the publication since our inaugural issue hit the streets and business suites back in June. Readers tell us they appreciate the dedication to serious business content and stories, and many business owners and operators say they were pleased to finally see a magazine dedicated to covering Treasure Coast business activities and happenings. Read more...

Gregory Enns and Tom Kindred Jr.

VALUABLE NEWS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Treasure Coast Business, a quarterly magazine whose mission is to give business leaders, owners and operators a snapshot of the Treasure Coast economic environment to enable them to make decisions that maintain and grow their businesses. Read more...