Friday Business Report http://wlrn.org en The Growth Of Coaching Businesses In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/growth-coaching-businesses-south-florida <p><em>This story originally aired on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.</em></p><p>Last year, U.S. consumers spent more than 11 billion dollars on CDs, books, seminars, and&nbsp;coaching&nbsp;all aimed at making some part of their lives better.</p><p>The particular field of one-on-one&nbsp;coaching&nbsp;has grown exponentially since the beginning of the recession in 2007.</p><p>Miami's Dan Silverman grew his&nbsp;coaching&nbsp;business out of something he was doing free at bars all over South Florida.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:31:08 +0000 Karen Rundlet 30520 at http://wlrn.org The Growth Of Coaching Businesses In South Florida Friday Business Report Revisits Innovation Jobs Program In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/friday-business-report-revisits-innovation-jobs-program-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last fall, an innovation training program called </span>StartupQuest<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> launched in South Florida. Full time employees were not welcome. It was specifically for folks who were out of work or underemployed.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The goal of the program was to help people get new technology skills --&nbsp;and jobs.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:45:12 +0000 Karen Rundlet 27939 at http://wlrn.org Friday Business Report Revisits Innovation Jobs Program In South Florida Girls Who Code Aims To Bring More Women Into STEM http://wlrn.org/post/girls-who-code-aims-bring-more-women-stem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s an enormous push in South Florida right now to grab more of the innovation economy, but we’re not the only region making a play for this sector. The competition nationally is fierce. Cities like St. Louis, Charlotte, and Phoenix have made bigger strides when it comes to </span><a href="http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/jobs/2013/03/20/best-cities-tech-jobs.fortune/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>growing as tech hubs</strong>.&nbsp;</a></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:59:21 +0000 Karen Rundlet 27623 at http://wlrn.org Girls Who Code Aims To Bring More Women Into STEM Civic-Branding Agency Hopes To Redefine Miami http://wlrn.org/post/civic-branding-agency-hopes-redefine-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Binsen Gonzalez almost left Miami, but he received funding for his idea just in time.</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:09:56 +0000 Karen Rundlet 25066 at http://wlrn.org Civic-Branding Agency Hopes To Redefine Miami I'm a lawyer. Now what? http://wlrn.org/post/im-lawyer-now-what <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The legal profession is going through a bit of an existential crisis and certainly an economic one. Large law firms that 10 years ago would have been expected to survive any financial crisis are reacting to a new, constricting marketplace with staff reductions and requests for capital contributions from partners. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:55:43 +0000 Karen Rundlet 24109 at http://wlrn.org I'm a lawyer. Now what? What If South Beach Becomes The Next Venice? http://wlrn.org/post/what-if-south-beach-becomes-next-venice <p>Structural engineers don't necessarily view rising sea levels as certain disaster. By definition, it's the job of the engineer to solve design and construction problems caused by environmental changes.</p><p>Business journalist Karen Rundlet examines some proposed solutions for sea-level rise. She interviews the University of Miami's Dr. Antonio Nanni about embracing some unusual possibilities. Click play to hear the interview.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:08:29 +0000 Karen Rundlet 23767 at http://wlrn.org What If South Beach Becomes The Next Venice? 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 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