The College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) has developed an ambitious agenda to provide healthcare management programs that meet the needs of students and healthcare executives interested in a broad spectrum of managerial expertise. From general management and leadership to information and management systems, to healthcare compliance, to risk management…the College will […]
Tag: Media Coverage 2010
Some entrepreneurs thrive on quick launches.
Launching a company need not be daunting. Just ask serial entrepreneur Maria Elena Ibañez. While in the beauty parlor one Saturday, Ibañez got to chatting with a woman experienced in the Hispanic food business. That’s when she decided to launch Intermark Foods and hired that woman to start the following Monday. Ibañez moved so quickly […]
U.S. tries to keep struggling owners in homes.
A new $1.5 billion initiative aims to help homeowners threatened with foreclosure as the numbers show improvement. The government threw a $1.5 billion lifeline to unemployed and underwater homeowners on Friday, amid a new report suggesting the nation’s foreclosure crisis may be easing. Under the initiative, Florida and four other states that have seen home […]
Business Plan Challenge grows, adds new track.
This year, there will be even more ways to win the Business Plan Challenge, our annual business plan competition. That’s because the Challenge, now in its 12th year, is growing. We have a sponsor — Florida International University’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center — and there will be three contest tracks. Like last year, there will […]
Half of homes in South Florida sell for a loss.
Nearly half of South Florida homes sold in December did so at a loss, a 4 percent increase from the previous year and a “disturbing” sign for anyone with a home on the market. The data, released this morning by analysts at Zillow.com, evaluated sales by region, county and ZIP code — a measure that […]
South Florida’s international trade falls 12% in 2009.
South Florida’s international trade fell 12.3 percent last year. Total trade – the value of exports plus imports – fell to $79.15 billion in the Miami customs district from $90.25 billion in 2008, according to WorldCity, the Coral Gables-based media company that compiles trade statistics. The district includes all airports and seaports from Palm Beach […]
Get a financial workout at Business Plan Bootcamp.
Dreaming of starting your own business? Want to get a head-start on The Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge? Then take advantage of the opportunity to attend a Business Plan Bootcamp on Wednesday Jan. 20 at The Miami Herald Building, One Herald Plaza, Miami. The Business Plan Challenge, presented by Florida International University, kicks off Feb. […]
Region's fortune is ours.
The closing year was not a good one for Latin America — but it was a lot better than for most other regions. Latin America’s GDP shrank by 2.6 percent and foreign direct investment ($141 billion) plunged by one-third to $94 billion. Yet the region was cushioned from the harshest blows of the global economic […]