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Canvs Parramore to host 9-hour Design-A-Thon

Local Parramore entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to consult with skilled marketers, graphic and web designers, and others at a 9-hour Canvs Design-A-Thon on Saturday, Aug. 26. The event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., is the first to take place at its newly opened Parramore location, inside UCF’s Center for Emerging Media. Canvs, […]

Learning From a Complex Communications Experiment in My Own Home

I am living in what I believe is the most complex communications experiment that could be designed by researchers. I have a 15-year-old son. He is very much like me. He is witty but also sometimes very direct in his communication style. I can appreciate talking with him, though, because I am never left second-guessing […]

30 Million Expected to Call Florida Home by 2046

Florida should see steady growth within the next 30 years, reaching 30 million residents and the economy surpassing $1.8 trillion, but not without a few hiccups along the way, said Sean Snaith, University of Central Florida economist. “While the population and real gross domestic product will continue to climb over the next three decades, it’s […]

UCF Professor Wins National Master Ethics Teacher Award

With the number of businesses running into trouble for everything from inappropriate funding to sexual harassment allegations, UCF Professor Marshall Schminke makes sure students in his classes are schooled in business ethics. His college colleagues say he is a pro and this summer so did his colleagues nationwide. Schminke was one of four professors recognized […]

Business Incubator Helps Propel Nursing Business to Millionaire Club

Nurses can run successful businesses with a heart. Really. Long-time friends with UCF ties launched Nurses First Solutions in 2014 and with a little help from the UCF Incubator program have seen their company grow from three employees to 12 and revenue climb from $300,000 to $6 million. The say their keys to success have […]

UCF Business Incubators Boost Region’s Job Creation & Economy, Study Says

Companies that grew up in the University of Central Florida’s business incubators sustained 4,710 jobs and added more than $725 million to the region’s gross domestic product in the past two years, according to a newly released economic impact study. The report found that the seven UCF-operated incubators spread over Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Volusia […]

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  • WSJ: The Downside of Independent Boards
    Boards that are too independent can lead to lower profits, excessive CEO pay and more financial fraud, according to research by James Combs, Ph.D., the Della Phillips Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise and Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida.
  • WSJ: The Danger of Assertive Advertising
    Marketers should beware of being too assertive, says Yael Zemack-Rugar, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Central Florida, because consumers don’t like being told what to do, especially by brands they love,
  • Turbulence shouldn’t stunt Florida
    Even with turbulence in the international tourism market and uncertainty surrounding the new U.S. administration, economic growth is expected to continue in the Sunshine State.