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Building on Sustainability


The Team, Dream and Legacy Behind LifeStyle Homes   In the thick of the Great Recession, Central Florida’s real estate market was ranked the third worst in the U.S. The Space Shuttle program was gearing up for retirement and the…

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The Seven Deadly Sins…


…of Early-Stage Funding Requests In The Art of Bootstrapping, Guy Kawasaki said, “The probability of an entrepreneur getting venture capital is the same as getting struck by lightning while standing at the bottom of a swimming pool on a sunny…

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Success … What a RUSH!


RUSH Construction Celebrates 30 Years RUSH Construction, Inc. specializes in taking on the kinds of projects their competitors won’t touch. But what really sets the company apart from the rest is a reputation it has been building for 30 years. Not only…

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ACi Architects


Creating Added Value through Sense of Place Human beings have an intuitive and universal attraction to the synergy of design and function, much like our attraction to the blending of music and lyrics, which creates a memorable song.  We are…

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Protecting the Value of Your Creativity


When it comes to protecting intellectual property, consider a slight twist of phrase on a popular old AAmco commercial: “You can pay a lawyer now, or pay him and someone else a lot more later.” This could be considered to…

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Breaking Down the Startup Barriers


LaunchPad40 Accelerates New Business Countdown For anyone who understands the drive and motivating factors that once spurred our community to pull together and explore our galaxy, the potential for technically talented individuals to re-invent themselves as business owners should come…

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TooJay’s Gourmet Deli


TooJay’s Gourmet Deli EXECUTIVE: Neal Chianese, vice president of operations WEBSITE: Neal Chianese, vice president of operations for TooJay’s Gourmet Deli knows a thing or two about the rich heritage of the TooJay’s concept. Founded in 1981, TooJay’s began as a…

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Do You Need a Digital Makeover?


That Was So 2013! In this age of digital technology, your web presence is as important, if not more important, than your offline presence. When a potential customer is researching who to do business with, more often than not, the…

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Social Innovation


New Ways to Work Together Entrepreneurs are working everywhere. While we traditionally associate entrepreneurs with business, we don’t generally associate entrepreneurs with social or civic efforts. In fact, there are a growing number of social entrepreneurs in the news because…

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Beyond Cinco de Mayo


Marketing that Makes Sense to Latinos Year-Round You wouldn’t dream of promoting your services among, say, the elderly, with a pitch that is full of slang and references you picked up from your kids. It also is unlikely that you…