Organizations often overlook their greatest potential source of power: the power to increase sales performance by developing their people. Training is an integral part of sales-force development. But this goes beyond initial product training to include ongoing process training: prospecting, calling at the top of an...

This month, our topics ranged from franchising to Little Havana to European real estate investing trends. Chad Bozza, senior vice president of fund investments and asset management at Munich-based BVT Equity Holdings, told the audience that European appetite for U.S. real estate investing is extraordinarily strong...

Outstanding Up & Comers Welcome to the SFBW Up & Comers awards section, celebrating the top achievers under the age of 40 throughout South Florida. This is the second year for our Up & Comers event and the popularity has grown. SFBW has quickly become South Florida's...

Born in Syracuse, New York, and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Mary Spio didn't see a computer or a color television until she was 17. Still, she always had a fascination with technology and, despite her humble beginnings, that deep-seated interest led her to not...

Crowdfunding may have been invented for the masses, but it's turning into a story about big business and big numbers. Here are some of the signs: " Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is expected to hit $77 billion this year, up 15 times according to Bloomberg News. Goldman Sachs...

"Fort Lauderdale comes to Miami sometimes - but this is going to be the opposite. Miami is going to Fort Lauderdale to get away from it all," says Jared Galbut, the managing principal of Menin Hospitality.Galbut and business partner/cousin Keith Menin are bringing their South...