In general, having a dog is not the most eco-friendly venture – you have to feed the dog meat; and the meat industry, as you may know, often wreaks havoc on the environment. Adopting a dog, however, is a different story. Animal shelters house dogs whom otherwise would be out on the street eating wild animals, competing with natural predators, and potentially transmitting disease. Take a dog off an animal shelter’s hands, and you’re doing the Earth and the community a favor. As if that weren’t enough, studies show that owning a dog makes you healthier and less likely to be overweight. Dogs also serve as trusty social ice-breakers. Think any of the dogs on this page are cute? They’re all Miami-Dade shelter dogs. Find your favorite today at MiamiDade.gov/Animals/Adopt-a-Pet.
As the way we do business constantly evolves, a familiar force in the Miami area is taking on the challenges of an unpredictable future. For Miami Business School, students from all backgrounds are adopting an ethos that business is much more than dollars and cents.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.