Thursday, July 28, 2016

07/27/2016: Black Tech Week's FTL Meet-Up and Simple Steps for Startups

Felecia Hatcher, Black Tech Week 
Author and entrepreneur Felecia Hatcher talks about the Black Tech Week Meet-Up in Fort Lauderdale tonight at 6 p.m. at Tap 42. Plus, she fills us in on the growing success of tech entrepreneurs in South Florida thanks in large part to the launch of Black Tech Week two years ago. 

Russ Thompson, Broward SCORE Russell Thompson
SCORE mentor and presenter Russ Thompson fills us in on the free Saturday workshop held weekly and Simple Steps, a workshop series designed for people who want to start a new business.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

07/20/2016: Turn your blog into a business

Paola Mendez & Stefanie Leonel
Bloggers Paola Mendez and Stefanie Leonel talk about turning a blog into a business. Paola's a pro,

having launched the popular Coral Gables Love two years ago. She's seeing the money coming in and talks about how to monetize your blog. The key - get out from behind the computer and network. Paola also started The Blogger Union for local bloggers.

Stefanie is just launching StefSpice and walks us through how she's establishing her brand and online presence. The Coral Springs native talks about design, social media and content.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

07/13/2016: Are Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach welcoming to small businesses? We'll tell you how they each rate.

Lucas Puente, Thumbtack

Is South Florida friendly to small businesses? Lucas Puente, an economist for Thumbtack, talks about
the results of Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey. The national survey grades states and cities on public policies that affect the ability to start, operate, and grow a business. So just how did Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach rate? It's not good. We'll tell you why.

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07/06/2016: Celsius Comeback Story & Partnership Horror Story

Gerry David, president & CEO, Celsius Holdings Inc. 

Gerry David took over Celsius when the fitness drink maker was losing money, big contracts and headed for failure. In four years, Celsius, now one of the most popular fitness and weight loss drinks available, boasts huge revenues, a growing celebrity fan base and expansion overseas, propelling the brand to even greater heights. Gerry tells us how he helped the company turn everything around.

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