Thursday, July 21, 2016

07/20/2016: Turn your blog into a business

Paola Mendez & Stefanie Leonel
Bloggers Paola Mendez and Stefanie Leonel talk about turning a blog into a business. Paola's a pro,

having launched the popular Coral Gables Love two years ago. She's seeing the money coming in and talks about how to monetize your blog. The key - get out from behind the computer and network. Paola also started The Blogger Union for local bloggers.

Stefanie is just launching StefSpice and walks us through how she's establishing her brand and online presence. The Coral Springs native talks about design, social media and content.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

07/13/2016: Are Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach welcoming to small businesses? We'll tell you how they each rate.

Lucas Puente, Thumbtack

Is South Florida friendly to small businesses? Lucas Puente, an economist for Thumbtack, talks about
the results of Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey. The national survey grades states and cities on public policies that affect the ability to start, operate, and grow a business. So just how did Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach rate? It's not good. We'll tell you why.

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07/06/2016: Celsius Comeback Story & Partnership Horror Story

Gerry David, president & CEO, Celsius Holdings Inc. 

Gerry David took over Celsius when the fitness drink maker was losing money, big contracts and headed for failure. In four years, Celsius, now one of the most popular fitness and weight loss drinks available, boasts huge revenues, a growing celebrity fan base and expansion overseas, propelling the brand to even greater heights. Gerry tells us how he helped the company turn everything around.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

06/29/2016: More untold truths of building a business.

Jilea Hemmings, author and president of EShe Consulting
Jilea Hemmings returns to the Broward SCORE Radio Show to share more of her lessons from starting a business. This week she covers spying on the competition, the dangers of growing too fast and picking the right business partner. You can read all about her experience in her book, The Untold Truth of Building a Startup.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

06/15/2016: The Untold Truths of Startups & JMI Business & Leadership Conference

Jilea Hemmings, author and businesswoman
Author and businesswoman Jilea Hemmings, CEO of Eshe Consulting, shares her lessons about building a startup. In fact, Hemmings has a written a book about the challenges, "The Untold Truth About Building a Startup: 17 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know."

Jennifer Kovach, Jim Moran Institute for
Global Entrepreneurship 

Broward SCORE will be hosting workshops at the JMI 2016 Business & Leadership Conference on Wednesday, June 22. Jennifer Kovach, the director of institute's outreach initiative, joins us to talk about the event and a rare opportunity for business owners to pitch their story to the editor of Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Caliber Collection

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, consultant and Broward SCORE expert
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz hosts a Small Business Workshop in collaboration with the Small Business Administration, SCORE, the Small Business Development Center, Florida Women's Business Center, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and Partners for Self Employment.
This free event will be held on Saturday with registration from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and workshops from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and will take place at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale.
Jessica Mindich, Caliber Collection 

The Caliber Collection recently announced a collaboration with North Miami Beach to turn illegal and unwanted guns from our cities streets into jewelry. To date,  the Caliber Collection has taken over 1,000 illegal guns off the streets and raised approximately $100,000 for police departments in Newark, Hartford, the San Francisco Bay Area and Detroit from the sales of our products to customers in over 82 countries.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

05/25/2016: How Riverside Market Grew Their Business; new Overtime rules

Lisa and Julian Siegel, owners, Riverside Market

Lisa and Julian Siegel stumbled upon a business idea - selling craft beers. Their venture - Riverside Market - quickly became a popular hangout and now the couple is planning their third location in Broward County. Lisa and Julian talk about how they grew their business. 

Ken Fordik, HR Solutions and Miami-Dade SCORE
The U.S. Department of Labor released new overtime rules, which will raise the threshold for salaried employees who qualify for overtime. Ken Fordik explains the changes and the effect on small businesses. 

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