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Half Moon Empanadas at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Education, Growth Stages, Strategy, Success Stories

Half Moon Empanadas: A savory success story baked with equal parts passion, perseverance, and vision

Even some of Pilar Guzman’s mentors advised her not to expand her Miami small business nationally, yet she persisted. Today, the tasty creations of this entrepreneur’s Half Moon Empanadas can be savored in locations across the US, particularly in airports, with more expansion on the runway. With trial and error […]

Education, Resources

From startup to $2B empire: Founder to share ‘secrets of success’ at FIU event

By Michelle Lopez – FIU News Gaston Taratuta, a Florida International University MBA alum,  is eager to share his formula for success with entrepreneurial hopefuls at a presentation, Introduction to Unicorn Entrepreneurship, aimed at developing high-potential ventures. In 2005, he founded Miami-based Internet Media Services, seizing on the explosion of […]

Education, Resources

Florida SBDC at FIU launches BizGap to improve enterprise opportunities in Miami-Dade’s 27th congressional district

By Cynthia Corzo – FIU News Leaders of the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU Business and U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27) on Dec. 18 launched the Business Growth and Acceleration Program, known as BizGap, for small businesses located in Florida’s 27th congressional district. Funded by a $650,000 Community […]

Education, Growth Stages, Strategy, Success Stories

Raising capital? What you need to know, from an award-winning consultant who has been there, done that.

When it comes to raising capital, Florida SBDC at FIU consultant Ricardo Weisz has experience in the trenches on both sides of this entrepreneurial challenge. While an executive at The Walt Disney Company, he launched operations in multiple countries, and over the years he has headed and or invested in […]