Putting “success” into succession planning for family businesses.

Family owned and operated MIC Food Company shares similarities with other thriving family businesses in Miami. Founded in 1987 by patriarch Alfredo Lardizabal Sr., MIC Food found a niche market and serves it well, creating jobs and opportunities. The second generation is an integral part of the management of this company which provides the food […]

FIU honors developer Tibor Hollo and distinguished alumni at 2012 Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

It was a night to salute the stars. What better venue than a stage? The stars were four distinguished alumni entrepreneurs from Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration as well as an iconic Miami developer. The event was the college’s 13th annual Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. And the stage was one of Miami’s […]

Forum explores what it takes to keep a business “all in the family.”

Starting a business together can be an equally daunting and enriching experience for any family. Keeping that business successful from generation to generation often brings a whole new set of challenges and rewards. More than thirty representatives of local family enterprises were eager to join a discussion that delved deeper into this very topic at […]

Alumnus Alfredo Lardizabal helps grow family business.

Have you enjoyed sweet plantain slices, fried plantains, stuffed plantains, or yucca fries lately?  If so, the plantains or yucca probably originated from a company called Mercadagro International Corporation (MIC Food). College alumnus Alfredo Lardizabal (BBA ’94) is vice president of sales and marketing for his family’s business, MIC Food. MIC Food, a large umbrella firm […]