Miami area small business owners are more confident about their business performance than their counterparts in other markets, according to the spring 2017 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report. Still, the businesses plan to pull back on hiring.
StartUP FIU FOOD assists small community food entrepreneurs to grow their businesse, leveraging the Chapin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s large commercial kitchen and providing workshops for skills development, food science training, mentorship and access to capital.
Nearly 70 percent of business owners in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties surveyed by Entrepreneurs’ Organization reported higher revenue over the past six months, and 57 percent said they hired additional full-time employees. What’s more, South Florida business owners are more confident than their peers worldwide.
Deborah Frazier is the proud owner of DD’s Gourmet Cookie and recently opened a kiosk on the second floor of The Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami. The small stall already has a steady stream of customers, with around 200 people attending the grand opening on Feb. 18.
Hispanic small business owners across the country are significantly more optimistic about revenue and hiring plans in 2017 than their non-Hispanic counterparts, according to a new study by Bank of America to be released Wednesday. The inaugural Hispanic Small Business Owner Spotlight also found that accessing loan funding was not as challenging as perceived.
Spruce is an online floral marketplace that lets people donate or sell their flowers after a wedding or other event. You can even re-gift the bouquet you received on Valentine’s Day. One bride donated her flowers to Lotus House shelter in Overtown.
WIN Lab Miami, an accelerator program for women entrepreneurs created and run by Babson College, has named a new director: Carolina Pina, an entrepreneur, advisor and philanthropist will lead the Miami program.
Miami-based Gradvisor, which helps companies offer tax-advantaged college savings plans to employees, and Gusto, an all-in-one HR platform, announced a partnership on Tuesday that will allow Gusto’s more than 40,000 small and medium-sized businesses to create customized 529 college savings plans for their employees.
Startup Spotlight: Miami-based Stopoint, founded by a trio of Haitian immigrants in 2015, aims to provide the fastest, easiest and safest service for the public to sell used electronics. Sales have rocketed in recent months, and the founders give back to help children in their homeland.
Last month, Miami-based Taxfyle launched a more robust version of its app that makes it easier for consumers, freelancers and small businesses to file taxes. On Thursday, the technology startup announced it has raised $2 million in seed financing to fund its growth, including with the millions of consumers and businesses who have complex returns.
In the spirit of using resources readily available, restauranteur Ken Lyon is opening CHARCOAL Garden Bar + Grill, a full-service restaurant built entirely out of modified shipping containers, at The Wynwood Yard, a hub for eateries and events.