Small Business

Small Business

Small Business Spotlight: PPI Group

CEO, a former cruise director, began company by producing marketing and promotional material for cruise lines

Porthole Cruise Magazine is a niche publication that serves consumers in the cruise industry

Office is in Fort Lauderdale

Small Business

How millennial tastes shape a new generation of food startups

South Florida’s new foodpreneurs are on trend: Their products are often artisan made, healthy and convenient. Still, high startup costs and the challenges of dealing with perishable products can derail concepts before their first product is consumer. Fortunately, a number of organizations dedicated to food entrepreneurs are sprouting up to help.

Small Business

Small businesses get big helping hand to grow revenue, jobs

Locally, 10,000 Small Businesses at Miami Dade College has helped 230 companies grow their businesses, adding revenue and jobs. Revenues have more than doubled for Miami entrepreneur Enrique Torres’ business, Excellent Fruit & Produce. Still, challenges remain for small businesses, as a new study by Babson College shows.

Business

Multi-campus StartUP FIU gets ready for takeoff

Innovation hubs free and open to the community as well as FIU students and faculty are planned for the Modesto Maidique campus, the Biscayne Bay campus and West Kendall near Tamiami Airport. One center will be for food entrepreneurs; the other two are planned for all industries. StartUp FIU’s new accelerator is taking applications at startup.fiu.edu.

Blogs

Videos

16-year-old gets his 'Wish' — a photography lesson from a pro

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith shares his passion for photography with Make-a-Wish recipient Mathew Glarum, a 16-year-old with sickle cell disease. Glarum got his wish granted to get a photography lesson from a pro through the streets of Wynwood.
Patrick Farrell pfarrell@miamiherald.com
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16-year-old gets his 'Wish' — a photography lesson from a pro

Marlins manager Don Mattingly speaks after 3-0 loss to Mets 4:38

Marlins manager Don Mattingly speaks after 3-0 loss to Mets

Jose Fernandez talks about his start and Marlins 7-2 win over the Mets 2:39

Jose Fernandez talks about his start and Marlins 7-2 win over the Mets

Miami police probe Little Havana shooting after 2 are killed, child is injured 1:08

Miami police probe Little Havana shooting after 2 are killed, child is injured