2022 Best Tech Startups in Fort Lauderdale

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled once again the very best tech startups in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In their research, they considered several factors including but not limited to: revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction, and competitive landscape. Congratulations to all companies nominated. It is an honor to be part of the growing South Florida Tech Scene!

Lil Roberts on Boss Move Podcast

Lil Roberts joins Kison Patel of Boss Move Podcast to Discuss The Elements of Success

Success is not about luck and chance. It’s about visionary leaders who intentionally pursue the critical elements every business needs to be successful.
Join Kison Patel from Boss Move Podcast and his guest Lil Roberts, Founder, and CEO in the episode Critical Elements of Success as they talk about the secret ingredients for success and how to get them.

Lil Roberts as a speaker at Endeavor Miami

Lil Roberts, CEO Joins The y.FTL Panel at Endeavor Miami

Endeavor Miami hosted their y.FTL panel, the second panel in their y.FLORIDA series. Lil Roberts, Xendoo’s CEO was one of the speakers. As Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem continues to develop they will continue to shed light on the strength of Florida’s entrepreneurs. Honored to be part of an amazing night with incredible people!

Xendoo supports everyone who is battling cancer while running a business.

Business Lessons from a Breast Cancer Survivor: An Interview with Xendoo COO, Julia Aquino

Julia Aquino, Xendoo COO, poses with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month pink ribbon.

Julia Aquino, Xendoo COO, recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As we begin Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we spoke with Xendoo COO and breast cancer survivor, Julia Aquino. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. She knew that she needed a deep understanding of the disease in order to make the best decisions for her health, while also running a successful business. 

 

Armed with knowledge and clear goals for recovery, she survived and thrived through treatment. In today’s post, she shares what her experience with breast cancer taught her about business. 

Make a Plan

When Julia was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she dove into researching the disease. She learned how cancer was typed, what the terminology meant, and how the medication worked. She understood her family history, and the stage she was in. This knowledge helped her to coordinate with her doctor to create an effective plan for care and survival. It kept her focused and determined as she fought the disease. 

 

Having a business plan provides the same focus and determination to meet your goals. When you pair that determination with knowledge of your industry, audience, and competition, you can reduce your competitive risks and navigate difficulty with confidence. Your business plan is your roadmap that helps you take focused action and make informed decisions as your business grows.

Know Your Numbers

There are many numbers associated with cancer. Your staging, your white blood count (WBC), tumor marker levels, hormone levels, and FISH levels, to name a few. It can be very intimidating. Taking the time to understand your numbers and their significance will provide you with factual information so you can understand where you are, and what options you have. It reduces fear-based decision making, and brings clarity to an otherwise overwhelming situation.

 

The same idea applies to business. When you know your numbers, you can make better decisions, based on facts. Sometimes we don’t want to look at our financials because we do not understand them, or because they show we are not as profitable as we would like to be. However, there is always information that can guide our actions, and help us find solutions. Take the time to understand your key metrics and trends, measure the outcomes of the actions you take, and adjust behaviors when needed. The financial insight gained from this review can be used to effectively address issues and strategize for long-term success.

Find a Support System

Those who are battling breast cancer have a lot on their shoulders; they balance work, their lives, their hopes and fears, and their health. It can be physically and emotionally draining. The right medical team, supportive friends and family, and a healing environment can provide comfort in the most difficult moments. Finding a support system that encourages them to keep moving forward makes all the difference in the world. 

 

Likewise, business owners juggle multiple roles, including leader, sales, customer service, and even bookkeeper. Shouldering all of those responsibilities can become overwhelming and exhausting. Business owners need a supportive team who complements what they lack experience in, and takes the stress off of their plates. 

 

You do not have to do it all on your own. Build a supportive team that covers all the bases, so you can do what you do best – growing your business. In discouraging moments, your team will push you to dust yourself off and refocus on your business goals. In moments that you need to step back, they will be happy to step up to keep the business running. When you are ready to jump back in, remember the true power you have, rely on the support you are surrounded with, and keep moving forward. 

Celebrate Your Victories 

To all who are battling breast cancer, we support you and are amazed by you. You work hard every day and fight the good fight, so take time this month to remember your strength, honor your courage, and celebrate every victory, no matter the size! Every step you take moves you further into the mindset of “I can and I will”.

Watch the full interview with Julia below:

These are the women in Miami tech you need to know | South Florida Business Journal

The Miami tech movement wouldn’t be what it is without the women founders, executives, nonprofit leaders, and venture capitalists who have spent years championing the region’s innovation community. An article by Ashley Portero, Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal. Read more here 

These are the women in Miami tech you need to know

Startups Podcasts

Low-Burn | Scaling Your Startup S2 E8 with Neyborly’s Ben Seidl & Xendoo’s Lil Roberts | E1224

When it comes to financial health as your scaling your startup there are six steps to healthy financials for scaling your startup. Watch for insightful tips for your small business by our CEO and Founder Lil Roberts, at This Week in Startups – Scaling your Startup. E1224 of Low Burn.

 

 

Profile of a Founder: Lil Roberts of Xendoo

We believe business owners should have time to do what they love, build their business – not do bookkeeping.

Lunch with Norm and Lil Roberts

Importance of LIVE events & What’s the Future of Ecommerce | Lil Roberts | Ep. 173

The new buying habits are post-pandemic! What to expect? Xendoo CEO and Founder Lil Roberts is back to share with us the new buying habits post-pandemic and how eCommerce fits into retail’s post-pandemic future.

“We believe business owners should have time to do what they love, build their business – not do bookkeeping.”

Cashflow Vs. Profitability with Lil Roberts, CEO Xendoo

Lil Roberts, CEO and founder of Xendoo, appeared on The Savvy Entrepreneur with host Doris Nagel to discuss concepts of cash flow vs. profitability and share tips to keep both healthy.

The Savvy Entrepreneur is a talk radio show dedicated to helping entrepreneurs on their path to success by sharing tools, tips, resources, and experience.

Online Bookkeeping Provider xendoo Now Helping Small Businesses in 46 States, 12 Countries

One of Broward County’s biggest startup success stories continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Fort Lauderdale-based xendoo has developed a SaaS bookkeeping platform targeted at small businesses. The startup reported a two-year revenue growth of 777% from 2018 through 2019.