Monday, October 20, 2014

10/15/2014: FAU helps tech startups and EarlyShares.com offers equity crowdfunding to small businesses

This Week’s Show: FAU helps tech startups and EarlyShares.com offers equity crowdfunding to small businesses

Greg Shugar, Tech Runway

Florida Atlantic University (FAU)  launched Tech Runway, a program designed to mentor entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Designed to help primarily tech businesses, Tech Runway guides small business owners as they take each step in their development, even introducing them to angel investors.
 
Heather Schwarz-Lopes, Early Shares
Heather Schwarz-Lopes co-founded Early Shares as a funding option for businesses. The equity crowdfunding site provides small businesses the opportunity to pitch their projects to accredited investors, by-passing the bank lending process.

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10/8/2014: Free Law Services for Startups & Tracking Your Hourly Employees

This week’s show: Free Law Services for Startups & Tracking Your Hourly Employees

Ashley Juchawski, Venture Law Project
Funded by Knight Foundation, the Venture Law Project advises startups on business formation, filing requirements, drafting legal contracts, negotiating lease agreements, copyrights and trademarks, tax planning and related matters. Qualifying entrepreneurs have free access to training and legal materials, as well as workshops at partner law firms and local incubators.

Jason Connor, Paychex HR Expert
Punching a clock is not a thing of the past. A broad range of companies have hourly employees. There are variety of systems small businesses can use to track their hours that will help save money. We take a look at what's available and the possible cost savings.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

9/24/2014: What do you do when a foreign company knock offs your products / Saving money in HR

Alpesh Patel, eSanghe & SCORE
What do you do when a foreign company knock offs your products? Alpesh Patel tells us what happened to his client, FriendBands, a small but successful Pompano Beach business that manufactures in China.

Emma Bromely, HR Sales Rep for Paychex
You can lease your employees. Emma Bromely explains that by moving your employees under a leasing company's federal tax ID number, your company can consolidate services and save money.

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9/17/2014: Don't get hacked or audited!

Tony Browne, Spider Networks
If you go by what's in the headlines, hackers like big names. But in reality the smaller the business, the easier it is for them to hack you and get away with it. Tony Browne tells us how to protect your business from hackers who can steal all you've got.
Shelly Laughlin, CPA, JD Gilbert & Company and Broward SCORE
It's never too early to plan for tax time, especially if you're a business owner. Shelly Laughlin gives us some tips on how to get started.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

9/10/2014: Crowdfunding and Retirement Plans

Michael Mildenberger, Funding Wonder
The Miami-based Funding Wonder is a new crowd funding site that offers small businesses loans from accredited investors, a concept that's far different than other crowding funding sites. The site launched earlier this month and aims to be an alternative to going to a bank. Michael Mildenberger, the company's co-founder and CEO, tells us how the site works and why banks are happy they are in the marketplace.

Chris Cuellar, Paychex
Chris Cuellar is a retirement sales consultant with Paychex, a company that offers payroll and HR resources to small businesses. Chris fills us in on 401Ks and Safe Harbor, a 401K matching program available to small business owners.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

8/27/2014: Broward SCORE’s Veteran Workshop Discount / How Businesses can Help Local Schools

Broward SCORE’s Veteran Workshop Discount
How Businesses can Help Local Schools

Joe Ewart, Broward SCORE Vice Chair
Thanks to Bank of America, Broward SCORE is offering $100 scholarships to cover the cost of taking workshops to veterans and their immediate family. Joe tells us about the program.

Georgia Robinson, attorney and SCORE client
Georgia has turned to SCORE for help starting a business. Now she's launching her own radio show on 880 AM The Biz. Education Today - the working name of the program - launches in September and will cover how businesses can help public schools in South Florida succeed.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

8/20/2014: How Score manages changing demands

SCORE turns 50 in October. Founded in 1964, SCORE was created to support small businesses in the United States. For decades retired business men and women donated their time to help small businesses grow and succeed. Today, SCORE volunteers include retirees and people in business. Eric Thompson tells us how SCORE and its chapters in Florida are responding to the demands faced by today’s businesses. SCORE chapters in Florida have almost 900 volunteers who have devoted some 50,000 hours to helping start or grow small businesses in their community. Collectively, the Florida chapters

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