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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8/13/2014: Keeping a Family Business Alive and Thriving

Marilynn Hatcher, Hatcher Mango Hill
Marilynn Hatcher became the owner of a her husband's family buisness - a mango grove - overnight. Faced with the death of her husband and a grove ravaged by hurricanes, Marilynn could have easily sold the property for millions. Instead, she stayed, rebuilt the grove and diversified the business. Find out how she did it.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

8/6/2014: Business Incubators

Leandro Finol, executive director, The Idea Center at MDC Wolfson

Business incubators are popping up all over South Florida. Many are based at colleges and universities like Broward Community College and FAU. The Idea Center at Miami Dade College will launch Create, a new incubator at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Leandro Finol joins us to tell us how incubators work.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

7/30/2014: Financing of a new nonprofit

Birgit Fioravante, Opera Fusion
Opera Fusion is a new nonprofit, started with the help of Broward SCORE mentors. The organization's executive director offers her insight on the process that took just six weeks and helped her attain the funding she needed to get started.

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