Orlando Espinosa

SBA T.H.R.I.V.E Coach


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Co-Founder Emineo Media

Cohort Location(s): Broward, FL | Miami, FL


About Orlando

Charisma and passion are hallmarks of Orlando Espinosa's approach to empowering business owners to grow their businesses. His most notable recent endeavor is as SBA Miami’s Emerging Leaders Instructor 2016 to present, which led to him becoming a top instructor with Interise, the organization whose Streetwise MBA curriculum is used for Emerging Leaders. In that position, he created quarterly Emerging Leaders alumni meetings, which have had record attendance. He has made a huge impact already with the small businesses enrolled in this program, by bringing them together to help each other and do business together whenever possible.

As an instructor to Miami Bayside Foundation, US Southern Command/Homestead Airforce base, Overtown Connect and Jim Moran Institute he has presented programs on numerous topics focused on business growth. Additionally, he has developed and organized workshops and presented for many Miami organizations including, U.S. SBA, Miami Dade College, SBDC National, SCORE, City of North Miami Economic Development, Beacon Council, City of Doral Economic Development, Start Up FIU, Mercantile Bank, Town of Miami Lakes, Aire Venture and University of Miami, mostly aimed at small businesses.

Orlando was the first National Spokesperson for The Sallie Mae Fund's “On the road: Paying for College Bus Tour”. The coast to coast tour gained national recognition for financial aid workshops in 70 cities. He was also a key member of creating and branding “2futuro”, a bilingual loan and outreach program by Sallie Mae and USA Funds. As a leadership advisor for ASPIRA of Florida, Inc., a youth-based organization, he empowered students through education and leadership workshops.

His passion for education has afforded him opportunities to counsel countless individuals and groups on higher education, presented to public and private business organizations, and has traveled nationally to conduct workshops on financial literacy, leadership, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing. He co-founded MICROscholarships Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities to student entrepreneurs through equal access to scholarship funds and entrepreneurship training programs.

In his current role as co-founder of Emineo Media, Espinosa helps design, develop and implement business and outreach curriculums for Government agencies, Municipalities and organizations to market their brand by educating and training businesses. Emineo Media’s copyrighted curriculum, CEO Minded, Step Up Your Start Up, 8(a) Ready and Mission Possible: Strategies for Entrepreneurs has been implemented throughout Florida and other states. He is currently implementing programs with SBDC @ FIU, Miami Bayside Foundation, North Miami CRA, Homestead CRA, Town of Miami Lakes and other agencies in south Florida focused on brand building, entrepreneurship, leadership and sales and marketing. Emineo Media’s goal is to help businesses find the hidden gems their company possess by evaluating their overall business structure.

He graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication, and from Nova Southeastern University with a Master in Education. Espinosa is the recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District and State of Florida Small Business Advocate of the Year for 2016 and 2018. He is an unforgettable person – once you’ve met him, you’ll never forget him!

My Top 5 Values as a Business Owner:


1. Integrity - As a business, our reputation is vital to our success and the success of others.

2. Authenticity - Being authentic means staying true to who we are, what we do and who we serve.

3. Trust - Trust is the social glue that holds business relationships together and why the agencies we work with trust us.

4. Strong Relationships - By establishing strong business relationships, we will communicate and interact frequently with our clients, employees, and business associates to continue to grow exponentially.

3. Entrepreneurial Mindset - Being willing to take risks and accept failure encourages creativity and opportunities. Entrepreneurs think differently and thinking differently opens up the doors to endless possibilities.

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How do participants benefit from having you as their SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Coach?


Years of experience, my network and the relationships I have built to ensure the success of the businesses I work with.

My Experience in Coaching & Mentoring Entrepreneurs


I have over 20 years mentoring entrepreneurs. I've worked with organizations to design programs for them. I've worked with high school and college students and business owners as well.

My Top 5 Values as a Business Owner:


1. Integrity - As a business, our reputation is vital to our success and the success of others.

2. Authenticity - Being authentic means staying true to who we are, what we do and who we serve.

3. Trust - Trust is the social glue that holds business relationships together and why the agencies we work with trust us.

4. Strong Relationships - By establishing strong business relationships, we will communicate and interact frequently with our clients, employees, and business associates to continue to grow exponentially.

3. Entrepreneurial Mindset - Being willing to take risks and accept failure encourages creativity and opportunities. Entrepreneurs think differently and thinking differently opens up the doors to endless possibilities.

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Emineo Media


Industry: Advertising Services

Emineo Media educates and trains businesses on the importance of a solid business structure and the implementation of an effective marketing strategy. Emineo Media focuses on business objectives to determine how companies can best use interactive marketing strategies to increase revenues, reduce expenses and/or streamline business processes.

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