June 21, 2021
Amanda Brinkman, Chief Brand Officer, Deluxe and creator, producer, and host of the hit series "Small Business Revolution" sat down with Small Biz Florida Host Tom Kindred and executive producer Katie Muldoon at the recent JMI Small Business Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida to talk entrepreneurship.
Amanda is a sought-after public speaker, sharing her “Do Well By Doing Good” philosophy on stages around the country. She demonstrates how both companies and individuals can make a meaningful and positive difference in people’s lives, while fostering their own success in the process. She believes that companies must not only identify their brand purpose, but put that purpose into action. Through her work, Amanda has defined what it looks like for brands to truly act “as publishers” creating movements through their content strategy
Amanda is a nationally renowned brand expert, Forbes contributor, and frequent on-camera personality for national news outlets and celebrity interviews, ranging from LL Cool J to Peyton Manning. She has appeared on CNBC’s “Cleveland Hustles,” in addition to hosting the online “Small Talks” series that features successful entrepreneurs across the country.
May 15, 2021
As Florida's small business community begins a slow and steady return to normal business operations, Small Biz Florida host Tom Kindred speaks to business consultant Brian Dapelo about a "Post COVID Playbook. Managing Director with Monarch Point Consulting Group, Brian speaks to strategies for moving the business beyond the pandemic.
Monarch Point Consulting Group is a business management consulting firm that helps mid-market to Fortune 500 enterprises plan & execute their corporate strategy, improve operation processes, transform business models, and outsource program management initiatives.
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April 14, 2021
Small Biz Florida host Tom Kindred speaks with Caleb Orr, Senior Policy Advisor for Senator Rubio’s office and Dr. Cheryl Kirby, Chief Operating Officer for the Florida SBDC Network, regarding the upcoming Sustain the Pivot Virtual Small Business Resiliency Conference. The event will be held May 18th from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and May 19th 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST. Seating is limited so register now.
The Virtual Small Business Resiliency Conference is a unique learning and networking opportunity for Florida’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.
A Small Business Owner/Operator will learn:
- Innovative business development in the new normal
- Implement a COVID-19 resiliency business action plan to safeguard your business
- Understand the 5 C’s of credit and financial pitfalls to make your business bankable
Plus, enjoy two powerful keynotes, a marketing power hour, and a panel on client success featuring Florida SBDC Network consultants.
April 5, 2021
Small Biz Florida host Tom Kindred discusses small business banking issues with Doug Sherman - Treasure Coast Market President Bank of America.
Whether the business owner is seeking working capital, an equipment loan, or financing to purchase property to expand, having a relationship with an experienced professional banker is important. Doug explains how the business owner can leverage their bank to grow and succeed in business. He also discusses how being resilient will help your company survive during economic challenges.
March 10, 2021
Small Biz Florida host Tom Kindred speaks with Mr. John Diep, Director International Trade Development at Enterprise Florida. The discussion centered on a unique and powerful service provided through regional Florida SBDC Centers and their International Trade Consultants.
Enterprise Florida and the Florida SBDC Network, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, assist qualified Florida “new-to-export” manufacturers and service providers to identify overseas growth strategies through the development of a customized Export Marketing Plan. The process includes meeting with a Florida SBDC International Trade Specialist
to conduct a confidential, in-depth business assessment. The Specialist will prepare and provide the company with a
customized Export Marketing Plan.
Qualifications for the program include:
•Florida manufacturers and professional services providers only
•Products must be produced in the state of Florida or services must be provided from a Florida location
•New-to-export or infrequent exporters preferred
•Minimum of two years in business
•Five or more full-time employees
•$500,000 to $10 million in annual sales
Also, discussed was the upcoming Florida International Trade Expo - March 16 - 18, 2021. Deadline to Register: March 18, 2021.
November 17, 2020
Small Biz Florida host Tom Kindred speaks with Jose Torres of FranNet, a provider of education and support to individuals interested in exploring self-employment as a career option through franchised business ownership.
FranNet provides franchising education and research. Their consultants help: by educating you about franchising; by helping you research your business; identifying the right structure and strategic mix of the businesses you are interested in; and introducing you to the franchisors that fit your model.
July 24, 2020
Small Biz Florida host Tom Kindred talks access to capital with Danielle St Luce and Romessea Lewis of the Black Business Investment Fund Florida (BBIF).
BBIF Florida was established out of Florida statute through the Florida Small and Minority Business Act of 1985. BBIF Florida was created in 1987 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The organization was started as a loan fund to support the creation and expansion of Black businesses by providing them loans, education and training. The organization was funded through a partnership of banks, the state of Florida and local governments. In 2009, BBIF expanded its loans and technical training services statewide providing loans and technical assistance training for African-American, other minority and underserved businesses.
BBIF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), private non-profit loan fund that specializes in providing loans and financial technical assistance services to Black, minority & underserved small businesses throughout Florida.
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July 7, 2020
Small Biz Florida host Tom Kindred speaks with Gerri Detweiler, Education Director for Nav.com. Nav was founded by two small business owners who faced the challenges of understanding business credit and accessing affordable financing themselves. They accessed business capital more than 30 times, were declined dozens of times, and yet were still able to grow several successful businesses. They've been where many small business owners are - and that's why they built Nav and made it their mission to help small business owners get easier access to better financing.
Gerri also discusses the re-opening of the SBA PPP Loan Program and how Nav can potentially assist a small business with this important capital access program.
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June 2, 2020
As Florida's small business community gets "Back To Biz", it is time for owners to focus on a critical business component - Accounting. This should include a review of the income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, payables and receivables. Podcast host Tom Kindred speaks with Chris Fogal, a CPA with the firm of CRI - Carr, Riggs & Ingram, about reopening the business, reviewing and managing the financials.
Chris has been practicing public accounting for more than 35 years and specializes in corporate, partnership, and individual taxation; retirement planning; business planning and consulting; tax planning; buy-side and sell-side representation; and succession planning. His industry expertise includes construction, real estate, agribusiness, manufacturing and distribution, and professional practices (including medical & legal).
CRI is a family of CPAs and business advisors who value getting to know their clients professionally and personally. This knowledge helps their team of professionals deliver on the firm's passion: advising clients through their most critical financial opportunities, challenges, and transitions.
CRI has developed a landing page that provides information and posts on a number of COVID-19 business issues including:
Business Interruption Loss Recovery
COVID-19: Paid Family Leave Tax Credits
Legislative Guidance & Government Initiatives
Main Street Lending
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans
The link for this page is: www.cricpa.com/covid-19-resources/
May 14, 2020
Now that many Florida small businesses have re-engaged in the marketplace, it is time to review and update the business plan, allowing the owner to uncover and quantify potential opportunities, while identifying challenges and position the business to address both. Podcast host Tom Kindred speaks with Galen Pugh - Client Relations Manager at Bizminer, a leading provider of industry and market research analytics.
Bizminer provides analytical industry content to thousands of banking, accounting, valuation, CRE professionals and consultants; and over 200,000 business students in almost 100 universities. Bizminer is the exclusive provider of financial and industry market data services to the International Business Brokers Association. The company's granular, reliable content is licensed by US and Canadian taxing agencies.
The discussion also included information on the company's LOOK UP! Coronavirus Crisis Initiative, a no-cost resource launched to assist small business during COVID-19.
What is Bizminer's LOOK UP! Initiative?
LOOK UP! provides any business owner with free updates of Bizminer's customizable Monthly Small Business Monitor bundle, which was developed in response to the current medical, social and economic crisis. There is no cost, no obligation and no up-sell.