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New grant will establish Blackstone LaunchPad for FIU student entrepreneurs

By Cynthia Corzo – Guest Contributor  Florida International University has received a $500,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, establishing a Blackstone LaunchPad at FIU. The program will augment entrepreneurship support already available at the university and provide students with skills, knowledge and guidance to transform ideas into companies. Open to students of all […]

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FOR FAMILY BUSINESS SUCCESS, WE SHARE SOME BEST PRACTICES

Last month, Growbiz reported on Key West Marine Hardware, a family business through and through. Business owner Nick Formico says his grandfather opened the store in the 1960s and then raised Formico’s mother and uncle in the business, as well as himself. “I grew up in the store. I used […]