Wednesday, September 30, 2015

9/23/2015: How Entrepreneurs can benefit from Start Up Incubators

Roberto Interiano, Venture Hive
Venture Hive was a startup technology incubator just a few years ago. Today, this entrepreneurial hub attracts tech companies to South Florida and takes its programs across the globe. Venture Hive mentor Roberto Interiano tells us how tech entrepreneurs in South Florida can take advantage of Venture Hive's programs and workshops.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

9/16/2015: Workshop on Taking Control of Your Business; Moonlighter Makerspace

Tsila Blomberg, Broward SCORE expert 
Broward SCORE is launching a new workshop called "Taking Control of Your Business" on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Keiser University. Business consultant Tsila Blomberg will walk you through the six essential steps to define your business issues so you can resolve them and grow your business. 

Moonlighter Makerspace
Entrepreneurs Tom Pupo and Daisy Nodal realized South Florida lacked the resources for companies with specific manufacturing needs. Tom and Daisy created Moonlighter Miami, a membership-based makerspace with manufacturing equipment, technology and workshops for "maker" businesses. Moonlighter launched in August with the help of Miami-Dade SCORE.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

9/02/2015: Help for innovative and green businesses

Pandwe Gibson, EcoTech Visions
EcoTech Visions is a business incubator and accelerator designed to assist entrepreneurs in creating, planning, and launching innovative and "green" manufacturing businesses in South Florida. Founder Pandwe Gibson tells us why she started her business and how EcoTech also aims to generate business for communities in need. 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8/26/2015: Small Business Lending

Jonel Hein, SBA South Florida District 
The SBA reports a 50 percent increase in lending to small businesses in South Florida in the past year. Ms. Hein, deputy district director for the SBA in South Florida, joins us to talk about local lending trends, opportunities and resources.


Leslie Lunak, BankUnited
BankUnited is providing $1 million to help the Urban League of Broward loan money to small businesses throughout Florida. Ms. Lunak, CFO for BankUnited, discusses the investment and the businesses and communities that will benefit from the Urban League's small business fund.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

08/19/2015: F'd Up Nights Miami looks at how business failure can turn into success.

Stephanie Rosado, F'd Up Nights Miami
Stephanie Rosado organizes monthly talks focused on business failure. The goal is for business owners to share their struggles and their successes so others can learn from them. She tells us how F'd Up Nights Miami became a popular international speakers forum for businesses to share their experiences.

Sebastian Ortega-Chuber, GRO Realty Partners
Sebastian Ortega-Chuber shared his failures at F'd Up Nights in July. He says a business failure can lead to success if you're willing to learn from the experience. Sebastian offers some examples of his business failures. Find out how he turned things around to come out on top.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

08/11/2015: Small Business Workshops in Spanish

George Gremse, Broward SCORE Chair

Under the leadership of Broward SCORE Chair George Gremse, the organization started offering workshops in Spanish with Hispanic Unity of Florida. That was four years ago. This year Bank of America awarded the partnership a grant to continue offering the workshops at no cost to business owners. 


Ana Maria Ceballos, Hispanic Unity of Florida
Hispanic Unity joins us this week to talk about the Spanish-language workshops that are scheduled throughout the summer and fall.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

07/29/2015: Turning a hobby and a passion into a business

Pam Bruno, Comedian
Unemployed but with a dream of becoming a famous comedian, Pam Bruno decided to launch her standup career at age 65. She turned to SCORE for help marketing herself to comedy club owners and to broaden her audience. Pam's on social media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She's playing as many local clubs as possible. Pam talks about the challenges of launching her dream career late in life.  

Suzanne Moe, Community Art Cool Ties  
Suzanne and Marcela Noriega moved to Homestead and immediately noticed hundreds of farmworkers toiling in the hot sun. They created artistic cool ties filled with nontoxic polymer crystals. When soaked in cold water, the tie absorbs the water and expands into a gel, which stays cool for hours. They gave them to farmworkers but soon found they had a business, generating revenues to keep their community project running.

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