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Broward County Commissioner Albert C. JonesBroward County business owners wanting to learn more about doing business with state and local governments and the private sector are encouraged to attend the Small and Minority Business Opportunity Expo on Friday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. Ninth Court in Pompano Beach.
At JN Real Estate Fair in Florida There is increased interest in the Jamaican real estate market, Florida residents learned, at the JN Real Estate Fair, held at the Inverrary Country Club, in Lauderhill on April 22.  The event, which received an overwhelming response from Jamaicans living in the state, was attended by more than 400 persons. Wanica Purkiss, Executive, Mortgage and Operations, at Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), shared with the attendees that interest rates are the lowest they have been in 30 years; the building construction sector is exploring reduced construction costs; and within the past three years, the Government of Jamaica has reduced Transfer Tax and Stamp Duty to the lowest they have ever been.
Has this ever happened to you? You’re talking to a client, or perhaps your boss, and you realize the conversation has gotten off on absolutely the wrong foot. What do you do next? You have three options: Continue trying to make your point - The tension and awkwardness will likely escalate, and you’ll find that you and the other person are farther and farther apart. Bring the conversation to an abrupt end and exit stage left - Both of you will be left with a bad taste in your mouth. Salvage the situation with the judicious use of seven magic words - Do you mind if we start over?
While some Caribbean Americans are still struggling to live the “American Dream”, many are exploring different careers in the United States as others plan to return to their native homes, even as a recent uptick in the U.S. labor market suggests an improving U.S. economy and better times ahead. Increasing employment numbers usually means manufacturers and the service industry are hiring and those joining payrolls have more money to help stimulate the economy. These indicators may also stimulate investment, key to a healthy economic environment.
(L to R) Workshop participant; Dallas Manual, Office of the Chair; Workshop participant; William Young, Tools for Change; Leroy Jones, Tools for Change; Griselle Marin, Office of the Chair; Workshop participantsOn the evening of Monday, May 17, 2010 at 6:00pm, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Dennis C. Moss’ Office hosted and conducted a Small Business Loan workshop in conjunction with The Black Economic Development Coalition, Inc. dba Tools for Change at the South Dade Government Center, located in Cutler Bay.
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