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Merritt Island Bank earns SBA Preferred and Certified Lender Status

Wed, Aug 23 2017
      MIAMI – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently bestowed two prestigious lending designations on Fidelity Bank of Florida: SBA Certified Lender, and SBA Preferred Lender-the highest lending status available within the agency. The Preferred Lenders Program (PLP) was created in an effort to streamline lending procedures and the approval process needed to Continue Reading Read more
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What Might the Future Hold?

Thu, Dec 29 2016
The Impact of the Next Administration By Sean Snaith One major source of uncertainty hanging over the U.S. economy has been resolved. To the surprise of many, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and will be the country’s 45th president when he is sworn into office in January. What does a Trump administration mean Continue Reading Read more
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Leveraging SBA Expertise

Fri, Nov 04 2016
Fidelity Bank helps Business Navigate Capital Waters [By Lyle Smith] Whether you’re starting a brand new business, growing the business you own or navigating the complexities of buying an existing business, the lot of an entrepreneur can be a challenging one. There’s no shortage of advice from business and entrepreneurial resources, networking groups, or friends Continue Reading Read more
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Measuring Employee Success

Thu, Sep 29 2016
Insuring Retirement Readiness [By: Robert DeVries] I have previously written about The Power of Automating Your Retirement (Auto 5) to help improve the retirement lives of your employees.  These Auto 5 tools are: Automatic Enrollment Automatic Qualified Default Investment Alternative Automatic Escalation Automatic Re-enrollment The Stretch Match I have also stressed that by creating smart Continue Reading Read more
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Is Your Business Compliant?

Thu, Sep 29 2016
What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You! [By: Sam Neff] Modern business owners deal with struggles that are very different than the ones faced by previous generations of entrepreneurs. This includes an increasingly competitive business landscape, challenges of attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent, and the never-ending pressures to find funding. On top Continue Reading Read more
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Are PEO Products Right for You?

Mon, Aug 29 2016
Finding Solutions for Your Scaling Business [BY GerryThistle] In the highly competitive market for talented employees, a robust benefit package and employee management system is essential to attract and retain quality personnel. For small to mid-sized businesses this can be challenging. Perhaps you have heard of a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). A PEO provides comprehensive one Continue Reading Read more
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How to Double Your 401(k) Contribution | Robert Devries

Mon, Aug 01 2016
Building A Brighter Future For You And Your Employees I wonder how many employees of companies that make matching contributions into their 401(k) plan know they could immediately double their contribution and savings, before it is even invested. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. In Part 4 of my book, The Brighter Future Continue Reading Read more
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Growing an Entrepreneurial Economy

Fri, Jul 01 2016
TOM O’NEAL, RANDY BERRIDGE & STEVE QUELLO By Eric Wright “The Diffusion Process” or “The Technology Adoption Cycle,” though often sighted today was originally developed in the late 1950’s to track the purchase pattern of hybrid seed corn by farmers. It describes a sociological model explaining the adoption of any new or innovative idea and Continue Reading Read more
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Orlando: A Growing Hub for Global Trade

Fri, Jul 01 2016
Moving, Making, Multiplying By Shantel Hanna There is a conversation reaching a tipping point in economic development circles throughout the U.S. that the Orlando metro region is uniquely positioned for global impact. Mick Fleming, president of the Association of Chambers of Commerce Executives headquartered in the nation’s capital and Vice Chairman of the World Chambers Federation Executive Committee, sees Orlando emerging as a Continue Reading Read more
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