Success Stories

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 […]

Operations, Success Stories

Mission accomplished: Gilchrist Law Firm faced down the pandemic with an action plan and expanded government contracting opportunities

To survive and then grow their business during the pandemic, the leaders of The Gilchrist Law Firm, a veteran-owned, award-winning small business headquartered in Coral Gables, employed an action-oriented approach, a key aspect of the military culture. They drew upon their initial success buildin up a government contracting arm of […]

Resources, Success Stories

To help more small businesses, FIU receives $2.5 million SBA grant

Florida International University has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Community Navigator Pilot Program. The funds are earmarked for improving underserved entrepreneurs’ access to government programs that provide assistance in launching a new venture, growing a business or managing unexpected business interruptions. The Miami-Dade Small […]