Karen Rundlet http://wlrn.org en How South Florida Supermarkets Move Customers Through Their Stores http://wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-supermarkets-move-customers-through-their-stores <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The store you probably spend the most time in isn’t a boutique or a department store.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I’ll bet, over the course of a year, it’s the supermarket.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On average, supermarket customers shop for groceries twice a week and spend about $100.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In South Florida, Publix is the </span>marketshare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> leader – dominating with close to 250 stores.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Winn Dixie is second. And then, we have Walmart and </span>Sedano’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While each chain is distinct in terms of pricing and store environment, there are commonalities in how many of them are designed, said&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paco Underhill,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a consultant and author who studies the science of how people shop all over the world.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Karen Rundlet 22756 at http://wlrn.org How South Florida Supermarkets Move Customers Through Their Stores Why South Florida Workers Are Learning Portuguese http://wlrn.org/post/why-south-florida-workers-are-learning-portuguese <p>Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. All three counties beat the national average when it comes to the number of homes that have foreign language speakers.</p><p>We already know that local polling places offer ballots in English, Spanish, Creole. And that business is conducted in those three languages.</p><p>But in recent years, it’s Portuguese that has established itself as a new language of commerce.</p><p>Carolina Pinho is Brazilian. She moved to South Florida more than 20 years ago.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:39:33 +0000 Karen Rundlet 20516 at http://wlrn.org Why South Florida Workers Are Learning Portuguese Carnival Will Close Out With Parade In Sun Life Stadium On Sunday http://wlrn.org/post/carnival-will-close-out-parade-sun-life-stadium-sunday <p></p><p>The walk up of parties for the Miami Broward Carnival weekend has officially begun.</p><p>Still, the big parade at Sun Life Stadium with all the bands isn&rsquo;t until Sunday and that means plenty of people are still hustling on the last minute preps, such as finishing the bright shiny costumes.&nbsp;</p><p>Inside one garage in Miramar the sewing crew hums to soca beats as they glue yet another rhinestone onto another skirt of a Carnival costume. Music plays from the computer.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:21:12 +0000 Karen Rundlet 22002 at http://wlrn.org Carnival Will Close Out With Parade In Sun Life Stadium On Sunday How Reverse Mentoring Promotes International Business Solutions http://wlrn.org/post/how-reverse-mentoring-promotes-international-business-solutions <p><span style="background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Many respected leaders will point to mentors who helped them with their rise to success, and most of the time, that mentor was a more experienced individual. But a new local partnership is counting on younger mentors to school their elders.</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:34:23 +0000 Karen Rundlet 22015 at http://wlrn.org How To Get A Startup Job In Broward http://wlrn.org/post/how-get-startup-job-broward <p>According to last month&rsquo;s employment statistics, Broward County added more than 23,000 jobs.&nbsp;Miami-Dade didn&rsquo;t do as well, with about 3,000 new jobs being added there.</p><p>But it&rsquo;s not as though unemployment or underemployment have gone away.&nbsp;And a new program in Broward is trying to tackle those problems.</p><p>It&rsquo;s called Startup Quest.&nbsp;The program puts patented ideas from universities into the hands of people who are underemployed or straight up out of work.&nbsp;Mentors and mentees serve as bosses and workers, respectively.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:33:11 +0000 Karen Rundlet 21635 at http://wlrn.org How To Get A Startup Job In Broward Ready For Hurricane Season In South Florida? There's A Store For That http://wlrn.org/post/ready-hurricane-season-south-florida-theres-store <p>Whether or not a hurricane hits South Florida, residents pay a price.&nbsp;Insurance is the biggie for most people.</p><p>On the flipside, however, there are companies here that exist and even thrive specifically because of hurricane season.</p><p>Steve Sherman is CEO of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hurricanestore.com" target="_blank">Hurricane Store</a>,&nbsp;&nbsp;an online business based in Davie that sells emergency supplies and kits.&nbsp;He loves his product.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:59:59 +0000 Karen Rundlet 15801 at http://wlrn.org Ready For Hurricane Season In South Florida? There's A Store For That A Tour Of FAU's Technology Incubator In Boca Raton http://wlrn.org/post/tour-faus-technology-incubator-boca-raton <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap;">In the world of technology, the idea is critical. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap;">But how to turn it into application and how to monetize it are how start-ups live and die.</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:09:50 +0000 Karen Rundlet 15551 at http://wlrn.org A Tour Of FAU's Technology Incubator In Boca Raton Why Miami Is Now A Hub For Latino TV http://wlrn.org/post/why-miami-now-hub-latino-tv <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding-left: 10px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 15px; ">If you had to guess where most of the TV programming for Latinos is being produced these days, where would you guess? L.A., New York, Texas? How about Miami? A recent deal has solidified Miami as a major television hub.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Karen Burkett 14563 at http://wlrn.org Why Miami Is Now A Hub For Latino TV