Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8/26/2015: Small Business Lending

Jonel Hein, SBA South Florida District 
The SBA reports a 50 percent increase in lending to small businesses in South Florida in the past year. Ms. Hein, deputy district director for the SBA in South Florida, joins us to talk about local lending trends, opportunities and resources.


Leslie Lunak, BankUnited
BankUnited is providing $1 million to help the Urban League of Broward loan money to small businesses throughout Florida. Ms. Lunak, CFO for BankUnited, discusses the investment and the businesses and communities that will benefit from the Urban League's small business fund.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

08/19/2015: F'd Up Nights Miami looks at how business failure can turn into success.

Stephanie Rosado, F'd Up Nights Miami
Stephanie Rosado organizes monthly talks focused on business failure. The goal is for business owners to share their struggles and their successes so others can learn from them. She tells us how F'd Up Nights Miami became a popular international speakers forum for businesses to share their experiences.

Sebastian Ortega-Chuber, GRO Realty Partners
Sebastian Ortega-Chuber shared his failures at F'd Up Nights in July. He says a business failure can lead to success if you're willing to learn from the experience. Sebastian offers some examples of his business failures. Find out how he turned things around to come out on top.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

08/11/2015: Small Business Workshops in Spanish

George Gremse, Broward SCORE Chair

Under the leadership of Broward SCORE Chair George Gremse, the organization started offering workshops in Spanish with Hispanic Unity of Florida. That was four years ago. This year Bank of America awarded the partnership a grant to continue offering the workshops at no cost to business owners. 


Ana Maria Ceballos, Hispanic Unity of Florida
Hispanic Unity joins us this week to talk about the Spanish-language workshops that are scheduled throughout the summer and fall.

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