Business

Should my business seek certification?

Whether your market is local, statewide, nationwide or global, no matter what industry your business may be in, one thing that most business owners have in common is that competition is fierce.

When competing against so many companies for clients, often the business owner will eye government entities. However, they will soon discover that competition for government contracts is just as intense.

Accuform celebrates 5 years without a lost-time accident

Accuform’s President, Rob Ogilvee and Safety Director Mike Giovinazzi take no credit for the 1825 days that Accuform has gone without a lost-time accident in the workplace.  That credit goes to their 270 employees who have embraced a “culture of safety,” putting best practices to use with regard to themselves as well as their co-workers.

Don’t Allow Economic Uncertainty to Become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Some business owners tend to base decisions about their business on the state of the economy and what economists and industry analysts predict for future economic outlooks. While this is a sound decision, it could hinder business owners from taking advantage of key opportunities. This inadvertently helps speed up the onset of an economic slowdown and the uncertainty becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

FBI agent, sheriff's deputy address "Business Email Compromise" at PHSC Spring Hill campus

By ROCCO MAGLIO
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Criminals are constantly looking for ways to steal or extort money. Online is no exception, so you have to maintain your vigilance. The Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce's Technology Committee and PHSC teamed up to bring FBI agent Andrew Sekela to speak about email attacks he is observing. The Sheriff's office provided an overview of what they are seeing locally.

Independent pharmacy thrives with focus on customers

By JULIE B. MAGLIO
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Pine Brook Pharmacy is a notable business in the county that has recently opened its fourth location at 14111 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL. Gautam Thakkar, RPh started the business just 10 years ago and thanks to his business prowess and great customer service, Pine Brook Pharmacy’s four locations are thriving even with tough competition from supermarket and chain pharmacies.  

35 years and counting

Since 1984, The Flower Shop in Spring Hill has been supplying our community with blooms, floral arrangements and a lot more. 

“I’m incredibly proud that The Flower Shop is celebrating 35 years in business this month,” said owner Albert Tavolaro. “I’m so fortunate to be able to share this accomplishment with family, staff, friends and customers,” he said.

To mark the occasion, The Flower Shop is offering 35 percent off everything in the shop during the weekend of October 19, 2019.

Should my company become CGBP Certified?

Many business owners starting out may not consider the possibility of their business being ready for the global market. However, more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers are located beyond U.S. borders. So, if you think your business is not exposed to global markets, think again. Your website is your first connection to reaching these new consumers. 

But global commerce can be a complicated undertaking if the business owner is not adequately prepared. Fortunately for those individuals, there are plenty of resources that can help.

BarbieCue vs. Mattel

If you’ve visited BarbieCue, the food truck that resides next to Marker 48 on Cortez Blvd, you have probably been in search of ribs or brisket.  In her four years in business, Laurie-Ann Wilkens has never had a patron approach her window asking what the iconic doll with the same first name is doing these days.

We checked. Mattel’s Barbie has been working in marine biology, beekeeping and even photojournalism, but she’s not been creating spice rubs or perfecting her “Hot and Fast” method of smoking meat.

Wilkens, however has been.