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Restaurant expert Eismann offers tasty advice to developers

Here’s a question: How do you make $1 million in the restaurant business? Answer: Start with $10 million. Funny, yes, and rooted in truth. Without an experienced guide, opening a restaurant is an excellent way to lose your … assets. That’s where Jonathan Eismann comes in. He’s a former celebrity chef and now the founder of Chef Force One in …

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Marketing thread runs through RealConnex, Carlson Integrated interviews

If there was a single thread that ran through the most recent Fried On Business program, that thread might well indeed be marketing. Marketing is vital to almost everything we do in business – and perhaps in life. So it was a real treat to discuss it in the realms of real estate and social media. First up was Andreas …

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Resilience, efficiency are keys to new development, says placemaker Kobi Karp

Kobi Karp is a true expert and thought leader in the realm of what we call “placemaking” – that is, creating built environments that people actually want to frequent. So it was a real treat to have him in the Fried On Business studio recently to discuss his work and his perspective on development trends. Kobi is the founder and …

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FOB guests reveal what’s best about Miami-Dade Urban Debate League

Words, not violence. That’s the creed of the Miami-Dade Urban Debate League, which teaches young people the art of the argument – the art of discussing issues without resorting to violence. It’s been three years since MDUDL began its work in Miami-Dade County, and some of its best representatives were in the Fried On Business studio recently to give us …

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Beth Azor, Victoria Rogers bring class to Fried On Business set

During the latest Fried On Business show I enjoyed the presence of two very classy and accomplished ladies. Each brought to the microphone a level of expertise that made it a pleasure to share their insights with my audience. Beth Azor First up was Beth Azor, founder and owner of Azor Advisory Services. AAS owns and manages five shopping centers …

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Florida Cabinet, medical marijuana and the intersection of politics and health

There was an intersection of politics and health on the latest Fried On Business show when my niece, Nikki Fried, and Dr. Michelle Weiner came on board to talk about medical marijuana and other topics. Nikki is running as a Democrat for the post of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Yes, that is a mouthful, and it sounds …

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Pro investor Guterman says hope no substitute for data

For all of its rewards, real estate can be a treacherous business. And if you’ve survived and thrived in these waters for 50 years – like Gerald Guterman – I’d say people should listen when you speak. Gerry is a legendary real estate investor and founder of Guterman Partners. He spoke to me recently during a special edition of Fried …

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Authentic people build great businesses, says branding expert Bruce Turkel

The Bard said it best: “To thine own self be true.” That was good advice in Shakespeare’s day, and it’s good advice today. By why is it great to be yourself? To be transparent? To be authentic? Bruce Turkel, our resident branding expert, was in the studio recently to explain. He said the Internet revolution has made it possible for …

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On Wynwood, the business of radio, and more

There are a lot of advantages to having your own radio show. Near the top of the list is having a platform from which to share my thoughts on many subjects – disparate though they may be. Some things came to mind during the most recent Fried On Business program, so I wanted to take a moment to share them …

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Miami condo market future will be something to behold, experts tell Fried On Business

“Lo and behold.” These words tend to herald the advent of something unexpected. Inevitable, perhaps, but something unforeseen by many. More often than not, the turn is for the worse. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and we had both perspectives on the Fried On Business program recently to discuss the Miami condo market. First up were the …

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