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Social Media Marketing and My Small Business -updated 6-23-12

I’ve been involved with social media marketing now for about 24 months!  I use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis.  My radio show operates as a hub for my social media content world.  My experiences in seeking the best way to implement social media and the best applications of social media in my business provide an interesting lesson …

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Social Media Marketing Services For Small Businesses

My Social Media Journey as a Small Business Owner Continues! Radio is the oldest and still most dominant form of social media marketing.  However, I see the benefit that Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have had on my radio show business. While the show itself is the most valuable property in my radio- based small business, my web site is probably …

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Jim is Quoted on the Office Market in Globe Street Today 5-7-12

Miami Absorbs Office Space as Developers Sit on Sidelines By Jennifer LeClaire MIAMI—Although a new wave of condo and mixed-family developing is well underway in Miami, office developers are slowing down. After two active years—years that contributed to the largest annual decline in vacancy since 2006—Miami office developers are sitting still. So says a new report from Marcus & Millichap. …

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Miami and The U: “The story of Miami’s amazing condominium recovery. It’s party time again.”

Miami and The U: “The story of Miami’s amazing condominium recovery. It’s party time again.” April 2012 April 2012 Prepared By:         Jim Fried Managing Director 305.938.8639 jfried@aztecgroup.com www.friedonbusiness.com Craig A. Werley, CRE, FRICS President 305.613.5084 cwerley@focusadvisors.net www.focusrealestateadvisors.com   Introduction When Harvey Taylor opened his Publix in the area that has become known as Brickell Village the …

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Jim’s Take on Opening Night at Marlin’s Park

One fan’s positives and negatives of opening night at Marlins ballpark. Positives The boat thing in the beginning of the ceremonies was great! No Orioles – like uniforms – thank goodness! Ali – absolutely the greatest of all time! Tribute to our service personnel – needed to be done-very nice. Sky line of Miami, beautiful sunset and moon rising were …

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Is The Economy at an Inflection Point?

The economy is at an inflection point.  The rise in employment and more people entering the workplace is a show of confidence in the economy.  The stock market should also continue to rise with consumer confidence.  It will be interesting to see if the economy can sustain this current modest level of growth given the potential headwinds that naturally occur …

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Miami Marlins’ Ballpark Opens to Raves

On Saturday I went to the new Marlins ballpark.  What a great experience!  The fan fest was wonderful.  It was great to be in the lower bowl of the new ballpark rather than being crammed into the old clubhouse at the football stadium.   It was a beautiful day and the roof was open – until it got to hot …

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Housing Market Still Slumping

The housing pain continues across the country with home prices still depressed and with the looming wave of new foreclosures prices will remain depressed for a long time. I am a lifelong renter. It is great. No value lost, items fixed on time and easily at no extra cost. I use the money I save to invest in commercial real …

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Oil Prices and the Recovery

Consumer confidence is a fragile thing and yet that is what our economic recovery is based on. With consumer confidence at a post recession high – illustrated by the Dow’s flirtation with 13,000- we need to consider what impact the uncertainty in the world oil market will have on the economic recovery. The instability in the world that is giving …

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Dow Jones Hits 13,000 – SO?

Dow closed above 13,000 today. So what? Is the recovery over? Yes – in some places for now. Housing seems to be recovering and the market is just reflecting an improvement in consumer confidence. Consumers are more confident but it may be just everyone jawboning each other that things are better or is it really better? Time will tell. Europe …

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