It was a finger-painting of a rainbow in a sunny field drawn on old-school construction paper back when I was in pre-school. It was rolled up in an dusty shoe box atop a cob-web infested closet and had hard water stains on the edges from a leak caused by Hurricane Andrew that had long ago been patched up. It was so delicate that when I rolled it open, it started ripping at the edges. My first masterpiece had not been well-preserved. But I couldn’t bare to throw it away. Instead, I took it home, cut it up into a dozen salvageable pieces, découpaged the heck out of the resulting slivers and remounted it on a bright, shiny new canvas. I brushed on an extra layer of shine for good measure. My resurrected work of art proudly hangs above my dining room entryway, happily awaiting a complement from anyone who comes to visit. I can’t wait to find my next artistic treasure to bring back to life and the resulting magic that happens when the budding artist I was back then meets the evolved artist I’ve become.
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.