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Work-From-Home Networking Requirements, Part II

As COVID-19 continues to reshape the business landscape, there is a need for a unified security enforcement in WFH and Hybrid WFH situations. If the...

Work-From-Home Networking Requirements, Part I

Given that Work-From-Home (WFH) is will not be disappearing any time soon, business executives and IT executives must rethink their networking topologies with consideration...

New Virtual Discussion Series Talks Small Business Solutions [Video]

Navigating Business Success Through the Pandemic, Session one: Ensuring Liquidity Amid an Unstable Economic Landscape Popular Bank’s Manuel Chinea and Latin Biz Today’s Eli Mendoza...

Electric Vehicles Are the Future

California’s Governor Newsom just issued an executive order mandating that no new combustion engine vehicles will be sold in the world’s seventh largest economy...

Which Cloud Storage Service Is Best for You?

The cloud has revolutionized the technology industry as a whole—from huge enterprises using it to support their IT infrastructure to school-age children using it...

Is It Time to Reinvent Your Personal Style? [Video]

Latin Biz Today Virtual Lounge guest Tracy Gold gives style tips  and more. As we continue to celebrate fashion and style throughout Hispanic Heritage Month,...

What’s Next?

During these uncertain times a healthy diet, long walks, watching old movies, and keeping in touch with friends, will put you on the right...

What COVID-19 Dashboards Have Taught Us about Interpreting Data

The pandemic of 2020 has been a historic and unprecedented event in many ways, not only as a health crisis but also as an...

A Latino Business Surviving In a Pandemic Through Digital Marketing [Video]

Jorge Escobar says,  “Every business must now have a web presence.” Escobar is  a smart young Latino who seeks to help even the smallest of...

The Process of Review is Critical to Success

Don't underestimate the critical process of review as it will align management to position your business for success.   Core to management and the success of...

Security Gaps and Requirements in the New Normal

Now that the work-from-home (WFH) environment is settling in as the "new normal" and will be with us for an extended period of time,...

Everyday People Make the World Go Round – Meet Art de la Nuez of Ultimate Software

“Everyday People, Make the World Go Round” Spotlight: Name: Arturo de la Nuez Title: Business Development Manager Company: Ultimate Software Major City Where You Work: Miami/Fort Lauderdale City Where...

Can Your Business Benefit from COVID 19?

Are you ready to be pro-active?   The pandemic is the HOT topic, but some businesses can benefit from this HOT topic by combining creativity with...

Are You a Compassionate Connector?

Here Are 5 Ways to Do It... As a result of the global pandemic, personal and professional hardships are being faced across the spectrum. In...

M&A During COVID-19: A Brief Analysis

Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) is a powerful tool that companies use to execute on their strategic imperatives.  Even in the best of economic times,...

Your Car Can Save You Money…No, Really!

My Oceanside, California, NextDoor neighborhood website has a constant thread of questions and answers about electric cars and installing solar power. These posts are...

A New Paradigm Post-COVID-19, Part II

As we discussed in Part I, we are experiencing a paradigm shift for brands and businesses that are finding that digital transformation is affecting...

A New Digital Paradigm Post-COVID-19, Part I

“Hope is the dream of a waking man.” -- Aristotle We are experiencing a paradigm shift on the game board for brands and businesses where...

It’s a Really Good Time to Start a New Business! Step 5 – Building Your Team [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

Customers, Not Money!

Today, the real worth of a business is not money, but customers. Smart companies will use a recession to outmaneuver their competition, get new customers,...

Tips for Small Business Owners On Contacting Your Members of Congress

Contacting Congress may not be at the top of a small business owner’s list of strategies to help their company – but it should...

A Change Is Gonna Come

A sea change is happening at our national cash registers. Customers are moving past their practice of rewarding a company for doing good. Now...

Do You Know Your Adaptability Quotient?

Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.  -- Rumi William Stern was a...

Charting a New Course

With one wave of the pandemic storm over and economies opening up again, those companies that secured their finances and took the necessary steps...

Opportunities for Businesses in the Time of Covid-19

There is no “pandemic playbook“ to which leaders can refer for answers. But, one can begin to develop those answers by using two questions to frame solutions: How do I survive or maybe thrive in this shutdown?  How do I prepare for my customers needs of the future?

It’s a Really Good Time to Start a New Business! Step 4 – Capital & Creative Funding [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

Smart Cars, Smart Homes

My daughter and son-in-law own a smarter home. It has a 6.5 kW solar system which is connected to a Tesla PowerWall battery system....

We Have Smart Phones, Why Not Smart Buildings?

I love the scene in the movie I Robot where an actor tries to adjust the volume of a 1970s stereo system. She gives...

Covid-19 Crisis Forcing Re-Thinking Business Processes

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing employees and employers alike to work from home – and all phases of the business process to go online.  The...

It’s a Really Good Time to Start a New Business! Step 3 – Budgets, Spreadsheets & Money [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

Winning Customers By Calming Fears

I hate snakes! It is primordial. I hate them for no other reason than I do. You couldn’t give me enough money to walk...

It’s A Really Good Time To Consider Starting A New Business – Step 2. Put Yor Business Plan on Paper [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

How Bankruptcy Can Save Your Business from Eviction

The current COVID-19 pandemic has led to unfortunate and recurring scenarios like the following: Ralph owns a small furniture store in a shopping center...

It’s a Really Good Time to Consider Starting a New Business – Step 1. Validate Your Business Idea [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

The Only Thing Normal Now is to Pivot! Pivot! Pivot! [Video]

Durée Ross, President of the boutique Florida based PR firm, Durée & Company  has been pivoting fast and furious. It's become her new normal....

What’s The Latest on The CARES Act?

Fourteen timely CARES Act considerations for small business owners.   As previously said here, the second time has been indeed a charm as many more businesses...

When Bankruptcy Is a Good Thing

Three components of this new law.   The story, unfortunately, is a common one: Joe owns a great restaurant, the Mediterranean menu is terrific, the service...

Mask Etiquette and Ingenuity in the New Normal

Masks have a long history of protecting people from the spread of disease.   During the Black Plague in the 1600s, doctors wore a hollow beak-like...

CARES Act Update:  What Does It Mean for You?

Second time’s the charm they say, and with the second round of funding now available for all small businesses.   Second time’s the charm they say,...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Elaine Miceli-Vasquez

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Elaine Miceli-Vasquez Name: Elaine Miceli-Vasquez Title: Owner  Company: Hispanic Women of Distinction & We Do Events, Inc.  Major City Where...

Drive By Social Distance Photographer- Ivy Dash [Video]

Social distancing at its most creative for photographer Ivy Dash Photography!! As a person with a compromised immune system, Dash has come up with a...

Be Ingenious!

So, “What makes you ingenious?”   I’ve been fascinated by the word “ingenious” for some time now, because it describes a quality that applies to every...

Banking on You!

When thinking about exciting relationships in your life, unless you’re Scrooge McDuck I’m betting that the name of your banker is not at the...

Businesses the Make a Difference – Meet Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO of MBAF

Businesses that Make A Difference       Featured Company: MBAF Executive:  Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO Business Address: 1450 Brickell Avenue 18th Floor, Miami, FL 33131 Website: mbafcpa.com   Tell us about...

Earth Day 2020 Path To Clear Skies Plus Economic Growth

On Earth Day 2020, due to self-isolating public policies, we see what our environment would look like if the world shifted from fossil fuels...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Angeles Valenciano, CEO, National Diversity Council

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Meet Angeles Valenciano   Name: Angeles Valenciano Title: Chief Executive Officer Company: The National Diversity Council Major City Where You Work:...

After the Crisis: Coronavirus Impact on Green Business Best Practices

Here are three green trends that will reshape the post-Coronavirus economy.   This third of the there part series addresses the sustainability as related to post...

What Your Company Culture Says About Your Brand In a Time of Crisis

Six ways your company can communicate caring to employees during this time.   No doubt things are hard for every business right now and particularly difficult...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Antonio Uribe

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Meet Antonio Uribe Name: Antonio Uribe Title: President & CEO Company: Terrabank, N. A. Major City Where You Work: Miami,...

Job Seekers Are People Too!

Job Seekers Are People Too! I’m not a movie star or an internationally known musician, but I do receive hate mail. Well, maybe I shouldn’t...

Get Help From the SBA to Keep Your Business Afloat

Get Help From the SBA to Keep Your Business Afloat The current COVID-19 pandemic is also an economic crisis, with long-lasting impacts felt across all...

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Midst of an Economic Crisis

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Midst of an Economic Crisis   We are all living in unprecedented times. Life as you and I know...

The Latest on the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Here's  the most up to date and comprehensive information for the CARES Act.   SB guide to Cares act The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES...

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining- Five Recommendations

Keep business going, but ultimately, protect yourself, your family, and your employees.   COVID-19 has been the largest cloud over all our heads across the world,...

What Can the Best Salespeople and Sales Leaders Do in a Crisis or Pandemic?

No matter your industry, there are opportunities in every down market.   I have reminded people who sell for a living, that, “Proper Preparation Prevents Poor...

The Value of Outsourcing

Business owners often fail to understand the value of outsourcing. Whether they believe it’s too costly or unnecessary, they may be investing too much time...

3 Critical Sales Techniques and Why Customers Believe It’s Critical to Buying Decisions

How valuable is sales training in small business sales success?     1.   Relationship is still critical when you are trying to make a purchase decision. When...

The Art of Marketing: The Client is King 

The most important principle of any successful marketing and/or sales effort is this: The Client is King.   All of the marketing channels, press, events, campaigns,...

Are Relationships Vital To Business Growth?

Relationships are the cornerstone of a new era of people-to-people businesses   All business relationships, both internal and external, are interconnected. In terms of the whole company,...

Grow Your Business Through the M&A Pipeline

Scaling your business requires understanding the types of investors and knowing the state and status of their portfolios. The vast majority of venture capital and...

Improving Your Time Management Skills

  At times the amount of work that we have to accomplish may feel impossible to complete in the time we have available. As tasks continue...

Digital Transformation Metrics

   Some think digital transformation is just an IT-related project without impact on the lines of business while others believe it is some form of...

Quick Tips for Managing Your Headspace As a Small Business CEO

The multitude of information and decisions small business owners deal with can be daunting and overwhelming.   Feeling drained by the endless amount of decisions on your plate? For...

What Your LinkedIn Profile Says About You in LESS THAN 3 SECONDS

  Without question, LinkedIn is considered to be the premiere social network for professionals. So, in an increasingly digital business world, “you are what LinkedIn...