Florida Business News - Page 23

Page 23 of Florida Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



BusinessCashAdvance.com Offers Alternative Financing to SBA Business Loans

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 15, President Barack Obama signed legislation to add $80 million to the Small Business Association (SBA) business loan programs, and effectively extend stimulus benefits through the end of May. But a recent study suggests that a significant majority of small business owners will remain uninterested. Instead, many are seeking financing alternatives, says BusinessCashAdvance.

SilverFast Now Available in Customized Canon CanoScan 9000F Version

SARASOTA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LaserSoft Imaging is now offering a specially adapted version of its professional scanning software, SilverFast, for Canon’s new CanoScan 9000F. SilverFast guarantees a considerable increase in quality and productivity. As part of this sales launch users will receive a 25 percent discount off all available SilverFast versions for the Canon 9000F.

Tony and Laurie Bova Celebrate Their New Beginning with the Grand Opening of VIVO Partenza – A Modern Italian Restaurant

BOCA RATON, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celebrating a new beginning, Tony and Laurie Bova have opened a new modern Italian restaurant, VIVO Partenza, in Boca Raton, Florida. The inspired name is both symbolic and sentimental. In Italian, VIVO means ‘alive’ and ‘lively’ and partenza translates to ‘a departure,’ specifically the constant departures one makes into new phases of life. A Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for June 30, 2010, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

DITEC Research and Development Enters into an Agreement with Presentwater AS

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DITEC Research and Development, a wholly owned subsidiary of DITEC International Corporation focused on development of environmental chemicals and technologies, announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Presentwater AS, an innovative Norwegian company with a strong maritime network and strategic alliances towards world-leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

Multimodal Hazmat Shippers Learn Latest Regulations at Lion Technology Workshop

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have stepped up enforcement to reduce undeclared and illegal hazmat shipments via airline, truck, rail, and ship. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids (e.g., paint and paint-related materials), as well as batteries, fireworks, dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters.

Ron Wilk, Author of Papal Rogues, Offers Informative New Blog on His Website

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When retired neurologist Ron Wilk began his second career as a thriller writer, people began asking how he made the transition. With the recent release of ‘Papal Rogues’ by Langdon Street Press, Wilk created a blog on his website to address the many questions he has received from fans.

Foreclosures Plateau in April

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure Support, an online listings provider of foreclosed homes for sale, reported that foreclosures dropped 9 percent nationwide during the month of April, leading experts to speculate that the foreclosure homes market may finally have plateaued. In addition to the 9 percent drop since March, foreclosures fell 2 percent from April of 2009, marking the first year since the foreclosure crisis began that the market has seen an overall drop.

Foreclosures Fall 9 Percent Nationwide During April

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure Deals, a leader in providing listings of foreclosed homes for sale nationwide, reported today that foreclosure filings in April fell 9 percent from the previous month, and over 2 percent from April of 2009. The company also revealed that default notices, which mark the beginning of a new foreclosure, were down 12 percent from March and over 27 percent from the previous year, while bank repossessions (also known as REOs) of existing foreclosures hit a record high.

Interim HealthCare Honors Moms with Unique Mother’s Day E-cards

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Mother’s Day, Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest and oldest franchise healthcare company, is recognizing moms across the country with unique Mother’s Day e-cards. The e-cards allow users to share their favorite stories about their mothers and create a customized flower in her honor.

Business Cash Advances Fill a Financing Void for Many Small Businesses

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the outlook of traditional business credit markets remaining bleak, many small business owners are taking matters into their own hands, seeking out alternative means of finance, and this is proving to be a boon for the business cash advance industry according to BusinessCashAdvance.

Introducing Webjet.com: Largest Online Travel Agency in Australia Launches Operation in the United States, Highlighting Unique ‘StayThenPay’ Hotel Feature

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Webjet Ltd., Australia’s largest and most successful online travel agency, is excited to announce the launch of its U.S. affiliate. Operating as a fully independent online travel agency, Webjet.com is committed to help U.S. customers search through millions of airfare and flight combinations to find the best deal for international itineraries.

Matt Hughes Promotes MMA Workout and Complete Fitness System

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nine-time Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes, has endorsed and tested the next big fitness craze for women and men – Cage Fitness. Hughes is a big proponent of fitness. In fact, every year he travels to Capitol Hill and meets with government officials to talk about the importance of health and fitness. Now, Cage Fitness will be added to his talking points.

Foreclosures Up by 7 Percent During First Quarter

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank Foreclosures Sale, an online leader in the foreclosure listings and information industry, reported new statistics for the first quarter show foreclosures are up 7 percent from the most recent quarter, and almost 16 percent from the first quarter of 2009. While the first two months of the year saw relatively low foreclosures, filings surged 19 percent in March, largely accounting for the overall quarterly increase.

New Book ‘Papal Rogues’ by Author Ron Wilk is Now Available at Major Book Sellers

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Papal Rogues’ (ISBN: 978-1936183029), the debut thriller by author Ron Wilk is now available on Amazon.com, ronwilkfiction.com, and through book stores nationwide. Papal Rogues is published by Langdon Street Press and draws the reader into the clandestine underbelly of corporate America, the U.S. Military and most shockingly — the Vatican.

More Businesses Dismissing Banks for Business Loans

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As traditional bank loans become scarce, more small business owners are turning to alternatives like business cash advances offered by BusinessCashAdvance. The company has provided an attractive option to a growing number of entrepreneurs seeking business loans in this tough economy. It expects this trend to continue as credit tightens even further.

Allstar Coaches Reports Florida RV Rentals at Highest Level in Years

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Florida RV rentals are approaching the highest levels since 2006, according to Florida based RV rental dealer Allstar Coaches. ‘Compared to the past few years, RV rentals across the board are way up and at the highest levels we’ve seen in quite some time,’ said CEO Rob Tischler. Allstar Coaches is also reporting substantial increases in reservations for their California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania RV rentals.

Naples Hotel Group to Offer Hotel Management, Turnaround, and Development

NAPLES, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Naples Hotel Development and Management Co. announces the formation of Naples Hotel Group (NHG), a fully integrated Hotel Management, Turnaround, and Development company with offices in Naples, Houston and Vero Beach. The new company will provide years of experience, expertise, and proven abilities to hotel owners and operators throughout the United States.

Interim HealthCare Opens New Franchise Office in Detroit, Michigan

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the economy has forced many businesses to cut back, Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading health care franchise company, is expanding. Interim HealthCare announced the opening of a new franchise to serve the home care needs in the Detroit, Michigan area. ‘As the population continues to age, the need for home care services becomes even greater,’ said new owner Mojeeb Shahbain.

New Mind Chi Book Helps Re-Wire the Brain in Just 8 Minutes a Day

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Achieve personal and professional goals almost effortlessly. If you want to think better and sharper, feel more confident and experience more well-being in your personal and business life, you’ll want to read the new book ‘Mind Chi’ (ISBN: 978-1-906465-58-2, Wiley, 2010) by co-authors Richard Israel and Vanda North.

Controversial New Book Reveals 2,500 Year Old Bible Cover-up

LAKELAND, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book, ‘The I AM Principle’ (ISBN 1448605946; Good Gets Better Publishing), takes a controversial look at the 2,500 year old translation of the Old Testament, from which the text of most modern Bibles is derived. Author Kimberly Fuller takes an in-depth look at the history of the replacement of the name of God from ancient scriptures, which was replaced by the words LORD and GOD in early translations as far back as 450 BC.

Florida Residents: Your Used Tent Needed in Haiti Now

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. Florida residents and businesses can get involved!

Bank Foreclosures Sale Reports Fewer Foreclosures in January

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New statistics from Bank Foreclosures Sale, a leading online provider of foreclosure listings and information, reveal that foreclosure rates in states across the nation were down significantly during January. Nationally, the number of foreclosures for sale fell by 10 percent from December to January, with a total of 315,710 foreclosure homes reported.

CONIX Systems Unveils Day 1 Exceptions Processing Solution at BAI Payments Connect

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CONIX Systems, a leading international provider of payment processing solutions to the financial services industry and a pioneer in the creation of post-Check 21 exceptions management tools, will showcase Xcept, its Day 1 exceptions processing solutions, at the BAI Payments Connect Conference in Kissimmee, Fla., March 1-3 (booth 604).

Memory Training Centers of America Expands its Services to Assisted Living Communities in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Memory Training Centers of America (MTCA, previously referred to as ATMTC) has been providing evaluation, treatment, education and support to individuals suffering from memory impairment and caregivers since 2001. MTCA is the largest provider of cognitive evaluations and memory training services at Assisted Living residences in the Northeast, with more than 20 Centers in assisted living and independent senior retirement communities, as well as nursing care and hospital-based programs.

Jobs Bill Tax Credit Not Enough: More Small Businesses Turn to Business Cash Advances

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The jobs bill approved by the U.S. Senate includes a tax credit meant as a hiring incentive for small business. But small businesses say it’s not enough. With many struggling to meet payroll while revenue is down, hiring a new employee in return for a few thousand dollars is not feasible or smart. Businesses are turning instead to small business financing and cash advance providers like Business Cash Advance to stay alive.

A South Florida School Develops New Method of Teaching That Helps Students Learn Faster and Easier

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Almost anyone can learn practically anything faster and easier using the Sdoia-Satz Method, a new system of teaching and learning, says Phyllis Sdoia-Satz, Executive Director of Sdoia-Satz Institute in Miami. Phyllis Sdoia-Satz and Barry Satz have written a book called ‘Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn’t Have To!’ (ISBN: 978-1607090076, hardcover; Rowman and Littlefield, 2009) which defines and explains the Sdoia-Satz Method.

Predicted 2010 Credit Squeeze Means More Business Cash Advances

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With forecasters predicting another tight credit market in 2010, business owners are learning the new realities of small business financing. They will pursue every option they can, even methods they wouldn’t have considered a few years ago, says Business Cash Advance.

Super-Gliding – Fad or Futuristic Sport?

CLEARWATER, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global Synthetic Ice, worldwide leader in the development of synthetic ice, introduces ‘Super-Gliding,’ the sport of skating on a surface other than real ice. Synthetic ice surfaces are not ice, but can be skated on using normal ice skates in the same manner as ice. These surfaces require no refrigeration or grooming equipment and are completely recyclable, so they are the environmentally-conscious alternative to refrigerated ice rinks.

LRM Industries Introduces EverDock – A Simple, Green Dock Building Solution

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc. headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the introduction of EverDock modular dock panels, the first product in family of innovative and environmentally friendly thermoplastic marine dock solutions. LRM will show EverDock panels for first time from February 11th through the 15th at The Miami International Boat Show 2010.

Allstar Coaches Cuts Rates for Florida RV Rentals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allstar Coaches, Florida’s leading RV rental dealer announced today that it is reducing rates for Florida RV rentals during the months of February, March and April 2010. In addition Allstar Coaches is offering all-inclusive Florida RV rental specials and reduced delivery fees for Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, Sebring and the upcoming Daytona 2010 Speedweek.

The Evolution of Lending: BusinessCashAdvance Creates Economic Stimulus Product

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More and more financial institutions are tightening belts when it comes to lending money. That’s why the concept of receivables-based lending has evolved and become a more viable option for small businesses than in the past. BusinessCashAdvance, ‘where businesses go to grow,’ is a prime example of how the lending climate is changing.

ABC’s Bachelor Jake Pavelka Takes Florida RV Rental Firm for a Ride

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Florida RV rental dealer Allstar Coaches was featured on Monday night’s episode of ABC’s ‘The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love.’ Nine gorgeous women, all competing for the love and affection of Bachelor Jake Pavelka piled into the waiting RVs for a road trip up the beautiful California coast. With stopovers at a Santa Ynez vineyard, the dunes of Pismo Beach and the towering redwoods of Big Sur, the scenery was almost intense as the drama was.

Financial Foundation Group Tampa – Hope for Children though Toys

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2009 was a landmark year for the Financial Foundation Group. Even though the economy and the stock market have hit many hard, the Financial Foundation Group has been diligent about providing assistance to those in need. A combined effort of our country’s great U.S. Marine Corps, as well as many excited members of the Tampa office, created the opportunity for FFG to give back to the community that supports it by hosting a Holiday brunch and Toys for Tots collection event on December 12, 2009.

RV Rental Company Hits the Road with ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allstar Coaches will be accommodating a group date on the fourth episode of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. The episode will cover a special group date where the entire cast takes the adventure on the road with the newest Bachelor, Jake Pavelka. Left heartbroken on the last season of The Bachelorette, Jake is now ready to give love one more try.

Maxx Merchants Announces New Partnership with PenSoft

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maxx Merchants announced today that it has partnered with PenSoft to provide PenSoft’s clients with merchant services. PenSoft is a leading manufacturer of payroll software designed to help small to mid-sized businesses and payroll service providers process payroll and related tax requirements faster, easier and more cost effectively. Through this partnership, PenSoft’s clients will be able to accept credit cards and utilize other merchant services through the PenSoft software at a discounted rate.

State Representative Kurt Kelly Files to Run for Congress against Grayson

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — State Representative Kurt Kelly, whose district covers part of Florida’s Eighth Congressional district, today filed paperwork to run for Congress against controversial first-term Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson. ‘The people of Central Florida deserve a Congressman with a business background who knows that money spent by the federal government in Washington isn’t play money, but rather hard-earned money taken out of each of our paychecks,’ said Rep. Kelly.

Foreclosure Deals’ Report Is Valuable Tool for Real Estate Investors

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure Deals, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, has compiled important data for the second semester of 2009; it releases statistics on foreclosure information throughout the U.S. This is valuable information for people who want to invest in foreclosed homes for sale.

Single for The Holidays? Dating Expert Rochelle Peachey Offers Survival Tips

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Few people like being alone. Sure, there are some men and women who truly like their single status, but most of us prefer having someone special in our respective lives. If you are single by choice, then you are not in need of advice, but if you are unattached and are open to suggestions to make it through the holiday season, dating expert Rochelle Peachey offers a plethora of advice.

Give the Gift That Everyone Needs – a Personalized Doormat

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finding the gift for the person who seems to have everything can be a challenge. So can selecting the ideal present for important people in your life beyond family members and friends – such as your children’s teacher, the mail carrier and your fitness instructor at the gym. For a unique gift, you can give them an item they need with an appearance that fits their respective personality. The Personalized Doormats Company is an online company that offers a wide variety of customized doormats for homes and businesses.

Falling Apart: Newly Released Book Depicts ‘Anti’ Bernie Madoff Character

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The media is saturated with real-life accounts of financial scoundrels such as Madoff, Sanford, and Rothstein making people sadly aware of men who strive to cheat their clients through criminal schemes and outright theft. Such is the story line of husband and wife co-authors Ken and Tammy Brown’s ‘Falling Apart’ (ISBN: 9781605943954, Llumina Press). However, the man in this book is innocent.