Management styles vary, as do results
STEVE JOBS WAS NOT A NICE GUY — NOT TO HIS employees at Apple.
“It was no secret that Mr. Jobs had an outwardly aggressive penchant for control, and he would often put down anyone he didn’t like. Sometimes his rudeness was personal, other times business, often it was both,” explains Nick Bolton, a New York Times writer. Full Story
It’s Your Business … Attention
The first word in the AIDA (Attention/ Interest/Desire/Action) marketing principle is “attention.”
What are you doing to attract attention to your business?
Our concept of shameless marketing means whatever it takes to attract aattention Full Story
401(K): Old dog with new tricks for the sole proprietor
MONEY & INVESTING
The 401(K) became an old dog sporting the same ol’ retirement savings tricks: the employer (optionally) puts a small amount of money into the corporate 401(K) plan for the employee’s benefit, a percentage match to the employee’s own pretax contributions. Full Story
Drop in consumer confidence Keeps pace with 2011 trend
Consumer confidence among Floridians fell two points in March to 74, repeating a trend seen last year, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.
Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Survey Research Center says, “The pattern of consumer confidence from December to February was exactly the same as last year.” Full Story
Charlotte State Bank & Trust celebrates 25 years
Charlotte State Bank & Trust has come a long way since opening in 1987 with eight employees in a humble location near Midway Boulevard and Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the bank now has a staff of 87, four offices in Port Charlotte and an office in Punta Gorda. Full Story