Cox Business wants entrepreneurs to Get Started


  • September 2, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   economy
Local entrepreneurs and small business owners can win a $20,000 prize package, build their network at Cox’s Get Started Pensacola on Nov. 2.

Nearly a third of Florida businesses are young


  • September 1, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   economy
In Florida, data show that 37 percent of businesses are five years old or younger, according to the Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs.

Escambia new business starts lag Santa Rosa, state


  • September 1, 2016
  • /   Allison Tyler Romer, UWF Haas Center
  • /   economy
UWF's Haas Center researcher finds relatively few new business births in the years following the Great Recession of 2007–09—particularly in the Pensacola area.

How to make hiring your business' strength


  • August 31, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   video
If every applicant looks good on paper, how do differentiate the good from the better — and find the best employee for you and your organization?

Make the most of the interview process


  • August 29, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   video
How can you make your interview process work harder for your business? Beck Partners' Kristine Rushing shared some wisdom at the Aug. 25 Studer Community Institute training session.

United Way reports on a year's worth of community building


  • August 29, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard
United Way of Escambia County's annual meeting highlights the nonprofit's community impact in education, health and financial stability as fiscal year closes.

Employees can be your truthful mirror


  • August 28, 2016
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   training-development,quint-studer
Leaders need to be aware that what they say, how they react in times of stress influences employees — and in turn influences how those employees treat your customers.

Putting poverty on Escambia's map


  • August 26, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning,education,report-meeting-the-challenge
Preschool artwork
Mapping the elementary schools that were graded lowest on the Florida Standards Assessment reinforces the tie between poverty, education.

Photo Gallery: Hiring Talent Aug. 25 at Hillcrest Baptist Church


  • August 25, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard
The Studer Community Institute's Hiring Talent Workshop at Hillcrest Baptist Church helped leaders learn the secrets of how great hiring practices can save time, money and stress on your organization.

Smart hiring saves money, time


  • August 25, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   training-development
How much is your hiring process costing your business? SCI's Hiring Talent workshop offers tools to avoid costly hiring mistakes and have a positive impact on your business.