Wednesday, July 1, 2015

7/01/2015: Broward SCORE's summer and fall workshops and Baby Otter Swim School's licensing program.

George Gremse, Broward SCORE

Broward SCORE released a full slate of summer workshops, with the fall workshops soon to follow. Broward SCORE Chair George Gremse walks us through what's new, including workshop locations in Hollywood and southern Broward County.
Take a look at the workshop list

Marlene Bloom, Baby Otter Swim School/Baby Otter Andre Dawson 

Marlene Bloom and her business partner, Mindy York, were inspired to launch a licensing program after meeting with Broward SCORE's Turnaround Team. The Broward-based travel swim school is selling a license to individuals who want to launch their swim program featuring Baby Otter's unique swim programs. Marlene discusses the process of launching the licensing program.

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06/24/2015: Speedy Gecko's startup story

Edward Calixto, Speedy Gecko

Speedy Gecko is a small business IT company that just launched. However, the founder, Edward Calixto, spent more than a year gearing up for the day he opened for business. Edward tells us about the process, his research, challenges and next steps.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

6/17/2015: Start Up Training for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Nancy Leve, Virtual Fundamentals
Broward SCORE web expert Nancy Leve has been working with Startup Quest to train aspiring entrepreneurs to start a business of their own. Startup Quest is recruiting its next class for the 10-week program that begins in August. Nancy tells about the program and who should apply.



Terri Ann Brown, Startup Quest Graduate
Recent Startup Quest graduate, Terri Ann Brown was inspired by the experience to launch a tech business. Terri tells us about what she learned and her next steps as an entrepreneur.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

6/10/2015: Know Your Financing Options

Ray Juncosa, Banker & SBDC Expert  

Ray Juncosa is an SBDC at FIU consultant who truly speaks the financial language, having served as a senior lender,
private banker and wealth manager. Ray shares his thoughts on nontraditional lenders like microlenders and "niche" lenders, which offer small businesses plenty of financing options no longer readily available through traditional banks.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5/27/2015: Human Resources, Black Tech Week

Lisa Perez, HBL Resources & Broward SCORE Sales Expert
Lisa Perez teaches a Broward SCORE workshop that focuses on using the DISC Model of Human Behavior to help business owners, sales people and anyone involved in sales how to quickly connect with the buyer and sell the way the customer wants to buy. She explains how this method works.  

Felecia Hatcher,Feverish Pops,Code Fever &Black Tech Week

Felecia Hatcher has been honored by the White House and The Miami Foundation for her community efforts to teach children code. Felecia's business, Feverish Pops, is what got her on the road to success. She tells us her story.

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5/20/2015: All About Email Marketing

Evie Hernandez, email marketing expert, Broward SCORE & Constant Contact 

Social media and mobile marketing changes almost by the second, email marketing still reigns as an effective tool to reaching customers. Our local expert, Evie Hernandez, brings us the latest trends in email marketing. 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5/13/2015: The role of high emotional intelligence on the success of your business

Jeanne Rossome, Roadmap Marketing and blogger for SCORE

So do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? We're not talking about skill set but what's being called "emotional intelligence." Jeanne wrote about the role of emotional intelligence and how it relates to your success as a business owner.

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