Friday, December 2, 2016

11/30/2016: Bank of America's Small Business Owner Report

Vivian Porcelli, Bank of America Small Business Banking

Twice a year Bank of America surveys small business in different U.S. markets. Local small business owners are more optimistic than their counterparts in other parts of the country. We delve into the numbers and what's driving the optimistic outlook. Read the Report

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11/23/2016: Tax planning tips from Broward SCORE's expert

Susan Gingerich, Broward SCORE Expert and Liberty Tax Service

Tax seasons is a hassle. In fact, many business owners attempt to avoid it all together. But with a little planning and organization, paying your taxes doesn't have to be all that painful. Broward SCORE's tax expert Susan Gingerich tells us how to get the work done. Susan is giving a workshop on the topic for Broward SCORE in January.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

11/16/2016: Seasonal Employees & The Alice Greene startup story

Heather Hines, SBA South Florida District Office
The holiday shopping season signals a busy time of year for many businesses. Employment jumps in late November. SBA Spokesperson Heather Hines reviews the rules around seasonal employment and what businesses should know about hiring temporary employees. 
Sarah Greene, The Alice Greene Company
As a popular nanny, Sarah Greene fielded lots of requests from families to care for their children. Unable to help everyone, Sarah developed The Alice Greene Company to match families with qualified nannies. Just a few months in, Sarah has six full-time nannies helping families from West Palm to Miami. 

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

11/9/2016: Take charge of your own SEO

Nancy Leve, Broward SCORE Website & SEO Expert
Nancy Leve offers some quick and easy steps to help you take charge of your website SEO. There are web tools and YouTube videos that will help you along the way. Add some Google Analytics, and you'll be ahead of the competition.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

11/02/2016: 12-step, full-proof marketing plan and SEO trends and how-to tips (part one)

Susan Gingerich, Broward SCORE marketing expert
Business owner and entrepreneur Susan Gingerich has developed a 12-step marketing strategy that has helped her grow her business. Now she's sharing her tips and tools with Broward SCORE so you can plan ahead and get ahead. Susan talks to us about her strategy and her upcoming workshop - Thinking Outside the Box: 12-Steps to a Successful Marketing Strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Nancy Leve, Broward SCORE Website & SEO Expert   

With Google constantly changing its algorithm, it's important for business owners to understand the latest to keep their websites current and visible by search engines. Nancy fills us in on what you need to know. This is the first part of a two-part conversation on search engine optimization (SEO).

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10/26/2016: How small business can take advantage of crowdfunding and the Koala-T Time startup story

Sherwood Neiss, Crowdfund Capital Advisors
The federal government made some significant changes to the crowdfunding that truly opens small business financing. Sherwood Neiss breaks down the changes and outlines how debt crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding gives business owners viable funding options.

Elianis Guevara, Koala-T Time
Koala-T Time is a Coral Springs-based startup that launched in September. Owner and founder Elianis Guevara tells us about her product that offers busy working parents a way to connect with their children in a meaningful way.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

10/12/2016: How to successfully use LinkedIn and social media influencers to build your brand.

Debbie Wemyss, LinkedIn Marketing Expert LinkedIn is more than a professional networking site. It's a business tool to find jobs and get clients. So how do you make it work for you or your company? Marketing expert Debbie Wemyss tells us how and gives us a sneak peak at her Broward SCORE workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Keiser University.
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Amanda Abella, Finance Expert, Author, Blogger, &
Social Media Influencer

Social media influencers, individuals with known social media followings, can be your brand ambassadors. You just need to know where to find the right one, how much to pay them and how to measure their success. Amanda Abella, a social media influencer, tells us the difference these social media savvy individuals can have on your bottomline.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

10/05/2016 - Palm Beach Tech Space opens and the growth of co-work spaces in South Florida

Chris Lovell, Saville Studley

The growth of co-work spaces are a work in progress in South Florida, with Miami being the center of the boom. However, co-work spaces are opening in Broward and most recently in West Palm Beach. Commercial Real Estate expert Chris Lovell talks about the growth and appeal of these new offices and what makes South Florida so attractive as businesses.

Joseph Russo, Palm Beach Tech Space
Knight Foundation and the City of West Palm Beach were among the major donors to help make Palm Beach Tech Space a reality. This tech-oriented co-work space is open for business and offers a place for companies to start and grow. We'll learn more about Palm Beach Tech Space and how it seeks to help its members grow their businesses.

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9/28/2016: How to make money your honey and why blogging can help market your business

Amanda Abella, Finance Expert, Author & Blogger

The road to making millions is having several revenue streams. Amanda Abella, author of Make Money Your Honey, shares her tips to making money from more than one business. Amanda also shares her thoughts on why companies should invest in a blog to market their products.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

9/21/2016: Sweet taste of success for Lulu's Ice Cream

Luisa Santos, LuLu's Ice Cream

Luisa Santos was a senior at Georgetown University in 2014 when she decided to test the popularity of ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. Her ice cream was a hit, and she realized she had a winning business idea. She named her business LuLu's Ice Cream. Today she has two stores in South Florida, caters events and can be found on Scandinavian Airlines. Luisa tells us how she built her business and what's next for the company.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

9/14/2016: How to make money flipping properties

Victoria Cooney, Broward SCORE & Real Estate Agent

Making money flipping real estate can turn into a lucrative business. Interior designer and real estate agent Victoria Cooney has helped many with their flips and dabbled in it herself. She shares her strategies for success and tells us about her upcoming Broward SCORE workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Keiser University.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

9/7/2016: Branding for Social Change and FAU Entrepreneurship Programs

Carla Crossno, Hatched
Major companies are using their brands to inspire social change. Carla Crossno, CEO of Hatched, a full service marketing and branding company, talks about this latest trend and how companies create change that supports the greater good. McDonald's is one company that has heeded the call for healthier food and now is leading the way by changing its menu and how people eat on the go.

Rhys Williams, FAU Tech Runway
Florida Atlantic University launched Tech Runway several years ago to help startups in Palm Beach County launch, grow and thrive. Now in its third year, applications into the program have more than tripled and the school has expanded its programming to reach more students and aspiring entrepreneurs as far as Miami.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

8/31/2016: Avenue Planet startup story and hiring independent contractors


Kabir Frutos, founder, Avenue Planet
Arriving just in time for the Christmas shopping season - Avenue Planet - a virtual reality app that will allow you to shop on 12 of the world's most famous avenues as if you're there in person. Founder Kabir Frutos joins us to talk about this ground-breaking online retail business and how it got it start.


Eivina Minute-Comb, Broward SCORE HR Expert
Lots of businesses now hire independent contractors for special projects. BrowardSCORE's HR expert Eivina Minute-Comb joins us to tell us what you need to know about hiring independent contractors so you're in compliance with the IRS. Make the wrong move, and it could cost you thousands in fines.

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