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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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

05/18/2016: How start ups gain traction and grow their business

Tsila Blomberg, consultant and Broward SCORE expert

Business traction refers to the progress of a start-up company and the momentum it gains as the business grows. Business consultant Tsila Blomberg shares her system for helping companies achieve traction and grow their bottom line.
Lesa Berg Kretschmer, Florida Reading & Vision Technology
Lesa Berg Kretschmer founded Florida Reading and Vision Technology 16 years ago to help the visually impaired access tools to help them see better. Today, the business has a retail location in Broward and a popular web-based store with customers across Florida. Lesa Berg Kretschmer tells us how she grew her business.

If you stop by Florida Reading and Vision Technology or shop online at, mention SCORE and receive a 10 percent discount.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

05/11/2016: Candidate Guru and B to B Selling

Looking for the right employee? The Weston-based Candidate.Guru developed a tool designed to help employers find the right candidate for a job. The innovative idea and the technology that makes it work helped Candidate Guru win first place in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge. Co-founder Chris Daniels tells us his startup story.

Broward SCORE sales expert Richard Lewin talks about the key to B to B sales. Richard  works with companies to create effective sales strategies. Richard will give a Broward SCORE workshop on selling to businesses on Wednesday, May 25 at Keiser University.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

05/04/2016: Is Facebook Live for Businesses? And all about Money Money Money

Evie Hernandez, XoomIM & Broward SCORE
Facebook Live is the latest social media tool to gain traction. Social media expert Evie Hernandez tells us why it's good for business. It's simple to use if. First make sure to update the Facebook app on your phone. Then hit "record," and you're off. 

Paul Bosely, Broward SCORE Finance Expert
Broward SCORE hosts MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, a free half-day financing workshop Saturday at Nova Southeastern University. Financing experts like Paul Bosely will lead workshops about financing options available to small business. Joining Paul will be representatives from the SBA, ACCION, Hispanic Business Initiative Fund and MetroBroward Development. The event is free of charge. Register now!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

04/27/2016: Email marketing trends and nonprofit fundraising tips

Evie Hernandez, XOOM IM
Email marketing queen Evie Hernandez shares the latest trends to help businesses grow. Evie provides insight into the growth of mobile marketing and how it can help your business reach more customers.

Getting Started with Social Media and Email Marketing 
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Alexander Easdale, Forging Alliances 
Starting a nonprofit is not unlike starting a business. Nonprofit expert Alexander Easdale walks us through basic fundraising steps all new nonprofits should consider. Alexander will give a workshop on fundraising basics next week for Broward SCORE.

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Sponsored by Florida Reading and Vision Technology

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

04/20/2016: Take your business global

Al Otero, Global Trade Chamber of Commerce
South Florida is a leading international trade hub, attracting businesses from across the world to its ports of call. Yet, U.S. businesses are reluctant to go global. Al Otero, president and founder of the Global Trade Chamber of Commerce in Sunrise, tells us about current trade conditions, trending issues and how the chamber can help build bridges for business owners here and abroad.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

04/13/2016: Benefits of community banking and Challenge-HER event to help access government contracts.

Rick Simpson, Legacy Bank of Florida
April is Community Banking Month and 2016 is Legacy Bank of Florida's 10th anniversary. Rick Simpson, Legacy Bank's market president for West Palm Beach, joins us to talk about how community banks differ from large national banks, and the benefits
to businesses looking to expand. 

Gloria Larkin, TargetGov & Challenge-HER
Gloria Larkin is an expert in accessing and acquiring government contracts. Gloria talks about how the upcoming ChallengeHER event on Friday at FIU's Biscayne Bay campus, will help business owners access government grants.

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Sponsored by Florida Reading and Vision Technology