If you’ve purchased a high-end home in the last few years, you might have run into neighbors and realtors asking you a surprising question: Have you considered artificial grass? Long viewed as the sole province of sports stadiums and welcome mats, artificial grass is inching its way into the finer homes of Miami-Dade, and Luis Barrios and his company MBM Grass couldn’t be more excited. An entrepreneur who studied French and Finance at UM, Barrios is excited about the benefits his product offers homeowners. “I’d love to increase the greenspace in Miami,” he says, explaining that the reduced watering needs and little-to-no maintenance guarantees a lower environmental impact than regularly well-kept lawns; MBMGrass.com.
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.