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Pinnacle partner’s passion is affordable housing

When you think “affordable housing,” what image comes to mind? What if I told you there’s a developer out there who’s doing affordable housing projects that not only dispel the common perceptions but also substantially improve the community? Well, that developer came on the show recently to talk about how affordable housing fits into the South Florida mix. Michael D. …

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UHealth researchers make prostate treatment breakthrough

Okay, guys! It’s time to have “the talk.” No, not THAT talk. You already know all about that. This talk is about what you’ve probably been ignoring for a long time. You know: – Feeling like you have to go all the time. – Waking up in the middle of the night to go. – Your sex life maybe not …

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Real estate crowdfunding reaches apex in EarlyShares

One of my favorite companies, EarlyShares.com, is the market-leader in real estate crowdfunding. Yes, you read that right. A fortunate combination of new technology and new regulations has allowed commercial real estate investing to go online, and EarlyShares has the process nailed. Heather Schwarz Lopes, CFP®, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for the company, came on the show recently to …

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Organ donation is the gift of life

Some of you who are following me on Facebook are well aware of the struggles my wife Vivian and I have had as she battles end-stage kidney disease. Thinking about everything we’ve been through makes me want to talk about a difficult subject. That is, we should all seriously consider giving the gift of life. What is the gift of …

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Pros: CCIM designation is a value-added proposition

Earning a CCIM designation is a lot of work. It involves many hours of classroom study, not to mention a good deal of commercial real estate experience. But it’s worth it, as the growing interest in the CCIM Institute’s programs will attest. Steven W. Moreira, CCIM, CIPS, the incoming national president of the CCIM Institute, and Frank Rodriguez Melo, president …

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Related’s Rosso brings focus to South Florida condo market update

The Related Group is one of South Florida’s largest and most active condominium developers. So when the Fried On Business show needed a South Florida condo market update, we looked no further than Carlos Rosso, president of condominium development for the company. With a focus on Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Related Group last year sold some 2,500 condos to buyers …

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Twitter analytics rock social media for business

John Mahoney (@socialmedia305) loves social media for business. He’s the official social media consultant to the Fried On Business show, and his advice has been invaluable in helping me build the brand. So it was a real treat to have him on the show recently, and one of the key things we discussed was Twitter analytics. What? You didn’t know …

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My advice on how to get your dream job

I’ve started noticing something on my Facebook page. People are asking for more pep talks, so to speak. They want some positive energy and advice on various subjects. So on the most recent show I decided to devote some time to a subject that resonates with almost everyone – getting jobs and starting careers. When someone asks me for help …

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Executive coaches shed light on business hurdles

You might not realize it, but even high-powered and experienced executives can get stuck – in business and in life. Sometimes even they could use an impartial peer who can help them see things from a different perspective and then make changes. I just had a chance to interview two such people. They’re executive coaches, and they both have an …

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Expert outlines benefits of owning a franchise

Sidney J. Feltenstein is a bona fide expert on franchises and franchising. He’s the past chairman of the board of Yorkshire Global Restaurants and a member of the International Franchise Association’s Hall of Fame. He’s held senior positions at Dunkin’ Donuts and Burger King Corporation. He then led an investment group that bought A&W Restaurants in 1995. Under his leadership, …

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