Strategy

Growth Stages, Operations, Strategy, Success Stories

Heiga Studios finds the formula for success as a one-stop-shop for recording artists and companies

The story of Heiga Studios started in a garage, back in Malury Imbernon’s home country of Venezuela in 1998. After high school, Imbernon went to a recording school – she was the only female in her class — and after an internship at a large recording studio there she started […]

Economy, Strategy

3 models of entrepreneurship: Why Unicorn-Builders do better than Unicorn-Starters

By Dileep Rao – Guest Contributor The conventional wisdom is that there are two kinds of entrepreneurs: · Small-Midsized Business Owners (SMB): They comprise the bulk of entrepreneurs · Unicorn-Starters (U-Starters): This type uses the Silicon-Valley-style venture-development method to build a unicorn with capital-as-a-weapon. It seeks first-mover ideas, minimum viable products (MVP), product-market combinations, angel […]

Disaster Preparedness, Education, Strategy

Despite warnings of increased cyber risk, small businesses aren’t prepared for an attack. We have some tips

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the US government has warned that cyber attacks are much more likely. Yet, according to a new survey, small business owners are not more concerned or prepared for a cyber attack than they were a year ago. The CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey polls over than 2,000 […]

Operations, Strategy, Success Stories

These Turkish food entrepreneurs turn up the heat with doner kebap that’s ready to eat

If you haven’t tried a delightful Turkish doner kebap yet, you will soon, if entrepreneur Ongun Kocabas has anything to say about it. Ongun, born and raised in Turkey was always inspired by his father, a successful business owner in the food manufacturing industry. After Ongun studied economics in Turkey, […]

Strategy, Success Stories

Dessert? Yes, please! Miami Foods is expanding and modernizing but its Latin treats are created the old-fashioned way

There’s just something special about the traditional ways of the Latin bakery. Jose Fernandes bought Miami Foods, an industrial bakery and distributor, in 2015. At the time, the company founded in 2004 was selling mainly imported cheese, Latin cream cheese and yogurt, but he quickly converted it over to entirely […]

Growth Stages, Strategy

Why 99.98% of entrepreneurs benefit more from ‘Maximum Potential Strategy’ Than MVP

By Dileep Rao – Guest Contributor The current thinking in high-potential venture development, and what many business schools teach, is mainly focused on the opportunity and venture capital method. This thinking has popularized pitch competitions and led to the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP). When strategy is considered, […]

Growth Stages, Operations, Strategy

FIU students band together to help struggling restaurants – and learn a lot about starting and growing a small business

Restaurants already have one of the highest failure rates among industries. Add to that a pandemic crisis that has dealt a huge blow to the eateries just trying their best to keep the lights on. Three Florida International University seniors — Albertina Manosalva, Analys Rodriguez and Camila Navarro – have  set […]