Sunday, March 22, 2015

03/18/2015: 7-Elevn free Franchise; Branding

Robert Kemna, U.S. Army Captain & 7-Eleven Semi-Finalist
Robert Kemna is one of 10 semi-finalists vying for a free franchise from 7-Eleven. Robert tells us why he wants to be a franchisee and how his Army training  prepared him to be a business owner. Help Robert make the finals by voting for him on Facebook.
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Tyler Witkin, Hatched

Branding and marketing expert Tyler Witkin explains the essentials of branding and why small business owners should detail their ideals, a key step in establishing a brand identity.    

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03/11/2015: Hispanic Unity of Florida and Score Team Up

Josie Bacallao, president & CEO, Hispanic Unity of Florida
Hispanic Unity of Florida teamed up with us to host business workshops in English and Spanish. The partnership aims to help Hispanics start and grow their businesses. Hispanic Unity also offers the Emerging Entrepreneur Program, which helps business owners market their business and help them find funding.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

03/04/2015: Monetizing Social Media


Jay Berkowitz, Ten Golden Rules

Jay Berkowitz shares his strategies for making money from social media. A carefully targeted plan, says Jay, will increase interest in your company and drive revenues higher. Jay will be speaking at the BizEdge Social Media Crash Course on Thursday, March 12.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

02/25/2015: Is franchising for you?

Our guests:

Jay Mitchell, franchise sales manager, 7-Eleven

Are you cut out to be a franchisee? Do you have what it takes, including the financing, to buy a franchise? Jay Mitchell from 7-Eleven walks us through what he looks for in a franchisee, the approval process and the financing required.

Shawn Mcintyre, columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine
Shawn Mcintyre is a trainer and an entrepreneur. He shares his tips to help business owners stay in good physical and business shape.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

02/18/2015: Suzy Batlle from Azucar! on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Suzy Batlle, founder of Azucar Ice Cream Company, and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Suzy Batlle started Azucar! in 2011, and today its a thriving business that has helped revive Miami's Little Havana. The ice cream company is world renowned for its unique flavors. Despite her success, Suzy attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Miami Dade College to improve her business management skills. She tells us about this free program and how other South Florida small businesses can apply.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

02/11/2015: Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge for students and the latest in website design and development.

Alice Horn, NFTE South Florida
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship South Florida (NFTE) manages the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge track geared to students. Alice Horn tells us how teens from 8th to 12 grade can get involved. She also shares stories of students who turned their ideas into money-making successes. 

Nancy Leve, Virtual Fundamentals
Web design and development is constantly changing. Nancy Leve, Broward SCORE's Web expert, provides the latest trends in Web design and lets us know what's passe. Check out her Broward SCORE workshop - How to Drive Traffic to Your Website - on Tuesday, March 24.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

02/04/2015: Business Make Over - with the Help of Broward Score

Marlene Bloom, Baby Otter Swim School
In business since 2000, Baby Otter Swim needed to retool. The owners signed up for a Miami Herald Business Makeover and were assigned a team of Broward SCORE mentors. Owner Marlene Bloom walks us through the makeover process and tells us where Baby Otter Swim School is headed after the makeover.
Lars Peters, Broward SCORE Mentor Coordinator

Broward SCORE has 40 business experts on hand to help start ups and business owners overcome hurdles, grow and launch. Lars tells us how you can sign up for free mentoring.  

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