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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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

01/28/2015: Fort Lauderdale's first co-workspace

Guest: Sebastian Vela, co-founder, Axis Space

Axis Space is a new co-work space in South Florida and the only one we know of in Broward County. Located along the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Axis Space seeks to foster business partnerships as well as give small businesses an affordable place to work.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

01/21/2015: Angel Investor Education Workshop Series and Sustainscape

Nico Beradi, Accelerated Growth Parthers (AGP) Miami
AGP Miami is an angel investor group that invests in tech startups. On Wednesday, Jan. 28 AGP Miami teams up with Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation and the Kellogg School of Management to launch an angel investor education workshop series in Miami. Nico tells us about the workshops and how AGP works.

Dennis de Zeeuw, Sustainscape
Sustainscape in Boca Raton was recently honored by SCORE as a leading local business. Owner Dennis de Zeeuw tells us how he launched the business, the challenges he faced and how SCORE mentors helped him overcome those challenges.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

01/14/2015: Small Business Lending Outlook & Pipeline Workspaces Success


Paul Bosley, Business Finance Depot and Broward SCORE Financing Expert

Paul Bosley fills us in on the current lending trends and the prospects for small business financing in 2015.

Todd Oretsky, co-founder, Pipeline Workspaces
Pipeline Workspaces is a unique shared office space business that launched on Brickell and is expanding, with new offices in Philadelphia and another planned in Coral Gables. Co-founder Todd Oretsky tells us how Pipeline sets itself apart from other co-work spaces.

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