Sky Zone wants to keep its South Florida fans jumping, and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FIU is making sure that the indoor trampoline park’s expansion plans continue at a quick pace.
Juan Brandt, who holds the franchise rights to Sky Zone in Miami-Dade County, opened his first Miami location inside a 32,000-square-foot warehouse in Doral in 2012. He reached out to the SBDC at FIU early this year for help in securing financing for a second location, which opens this month in Cutler Bay.
“They opened doors so that banks could compete for my business,” Brandt said. “I was able to communicate my needs and the situation of the business in order to negotiate the best terms.”
Sky Zone’s expansion marks the first time Brandt works with SBDC at FIU, where he was guided by business finance consultant Marjorie Weber.
“She has great contacts in the financial industry and was able to direct me to the right banks,” he added, revealing only that the... Read More