Friday, September 24, 2010

Business academy in session

In Saturday's Bradenton Herald, the business section features an article on budding entrepreneurs who attended the Central Economic Development Corp.'s small business workshop to learn the basics of starting a business.
The free workshop concluded Thursday but new business owners might want to check out the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce's "Business Academy."
This month, the chamber started a short series of free classes that cover key issues for business owners and startup companies.
The next class in the series is at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 and will cover the legal terms of protecting inventions, business ideas, patents, trademarks and copyrights.
The class will be held at the ComCenters at 9040 Town Center Parkway in Bradenton, and those interested must register in advance at

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Buyer interest strong in Bradenton

Manatee County Realtors here's some news you can relay to potential home buyers: Bradenton is among the top 10 cities in the nation seeing a significant increase in buyer interest.
According to a list of top cities for home buyer interest, Bradenton ranks No. 4 in the nation.
Using data from the real estate tracker, CNBC reported that buyer interest in Bradenton has increased 41 percent from one year ago. Also, Bradenton had 1,038 home sales in the past month a 28.9 percent increase. Bradenton was one of four Florida cities on the CNBC list. Fort Lauderdale had the strongest home buyer interest with a No. 1 ranking, followed by West Palm at No. 3 and Saint Augustine at No. 6.