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NuVantage Insurance


Executives: Kirk Kessel, Charlotte Wienckoski and Tom Wienckoski WEBSITE: Tom Wienckoski and Kirk Kessel are two of the area’s premier entrepreneurs. Wienckoski founded MC Assembly when he was just 28 years old and grew it to more than 1,000 employees…

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Koru Swimwear


Love of Surfing, Environment and Fashion Gives Life to New Business by Sue Dewerff For many, purchasing a swimsuit that is flattering and fashionable, as well as comfortable and able to withstand the elements of one’s lifestyle, can be a…

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The Engine of Entrepreneurialism

Business, Entrepreneurship

Seed Stage Capital Fund to Keep Best Ideas Moving Forward Fueling “what’s next” on the Space Coast is how Mark Mohler describes LaunchPad40. Far from seeing a charred landscape left by defense cutbacks and the end of the Shuttle era,…

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Economic Gardening


Ripening the Entrepreneurial Playing Field The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Tech is a community organization that supports new and established businesses by providing business owners with the support and training needed to generate profitable growth and sustainability to…

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Don’t Give Your Pain The Cold Shoulder


Early treatment means early recovery  Most of us on the Space Coast live pretty active and busy lives. Balancing our professional and personal lives often means squeezing quick workouts into our lunch breaks and running errands between dropping off and…

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Small Business Health Insurance Options


Preparing For Changes In 2014 As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal marketplace, also called “the exchange,” will open Jan. 1, 2014 to serve individuals purchasing health care coverage independently. Even though small business employers (those with…

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Motive Learning


e-Learning for Mid-Size & Small Companies by Michelle Tirado While most (if not all) large companies have adopted the eLearning approach for delivering corporate training to their employees, not all mid-size and small companies have bought into the idea yet….

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Space Coast Emerges on the Global Market


Growing Our Export by Carl Kotala Years of hard work trying to establish a foothold in the export market are starting to pay off for Brevard County.  In reports released by both Enterprise Florida and the Economic Development Commission of…

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Is it the Perfect Time to Build?


New Home Market Is Beginning to Expand With interest rates still low, land and construction costs on the rise, and new home plans, styles and features now available, many real estate experts believe it is the perfect time to build…