South Florida Business Journal special report on the State of Small business also runs in Atlanta, GA, Austin, San Antonio, TX, Portland, OR, Tampa Bay Journals and others around the country.

A healthy population growth rate, strong community support for local businesses and the right demographics are the leading factors that help the South Florida region – Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties – come in fourth among 106 metros for small business, says the American City Business Journals’ 2017 Small Business Vitality survey.

The South Florida Business Journal special report on the topic featured Palm Beach SCORE client Amy Angelo, co-founder along with her husband Scott of Oceana Coffee, based in Tequesta. Amy explains how the above reasons, along with a gap in Palm Beach County’s coffee roasting and retail market create the ideal location for their growing business.

South Florida Business Journal reporter Nina Lincoff asks Palm Beach SCORE Chair Penny Pompei about why certain communities stand out for small business success and what other cities can learn from them about encouraging small business success.  Read her answer and find out more in the article: [...Read More]


Oceana Coffee Receives National Attention