Here's Business Reporter Grace Gagliano's intro:
Welcome to the Bradenton Herald’s new blog for Manatee County’s small business community.
These are tough times, and we need to take care of small businesses and entrepreneurs to get the local economy back on track. After all, small businesses are job creators and make up 85 percent of all businesses in the United States.
The goal of this blog is to post topics impacting small businesses and entrepreneurs, and allow those of you from the business community to discuss such issues. We want this blog to be a forum where you can share your knowledge, experience or advice. We also hope this blog will be a forum for conversation and networking.
We want business owners, local organizations and the county’s workforce to share their thoughts, advice and ideas with one another. Through this blog, we hope those in the business community will find the support or ideas they need to tackle issues or improve their company.
Grace, a USF grad, joined the Herald in 2005. She and Business Editor Jennifer Rich welcome your ideas.