Success Stories

Operations, Success Stories

Florida SBDC at FIU helps this founder start up so Front Page Retail can help emerging food & beverage brands stand out

Daniel Quinones worked for 10 years in the consumer goods and packaging industry for companies like Nabisco and Coca Cola. And while working with them during the pandemic, he realized he has always had a love for emerging brands. The small independent companies that had fabulous products, but they didn’t […]

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, Success Stories

Florida SBDC at FIU helped launch 114 small businesses and secure $117 million in investments, making it the 2022 Center of the Year

The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) has been recognized as the Florida SBDC Network Center of the Year for 2022. In 2021 the FSBDC at FIU assisted 2,050 clients, providing over 20,660 consulting hours. FSBDC at FIU consultants also led the state network in access […]

Success Stories

Meet Boxie, a Miami startup that helps restaurants seamlessly manage their online orders with technology

Lemay Sanchez remembers talking with his childhood friend, Daniel Galano, about building a business together. They lived in Cuba and weren’t even teenagers yet, but they proclaimed to each other they wanted to build something big and important when the time was right – “something that matters,” Sanchez said. Fast […]

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 […]