Small Business Makeover: Machinery Parts Exporter Gears Up For Changes - Jenny Staletovich
MAKING OVER AN EXPORT BUSINESS
The Business: Le-Bert International Export, Inc., a Miami-based company. The company exports parts for heavy machinery manufactured by Caterpillar, John Deere, Volvo, Hitachi and other companies to the mining industry in South America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia.
The Expert: Juan Lorca, a mechanical engineer with an MBA who volunteers as a counselor with SCORE Miami-Dade. Lorca also has more than 20 years experience in the building manufacturing business dealing with heavy equipment.
The Challenge: Increase sales at a family-operated export company so that a mother can eventually retire and pass it on to her children.