Meet the Alumni

Meet Enrique [1:59]

Enrique Torres

Miami, FL

Industry
Food Distribution
Year founded
2005 (Year Acquired)
Business
Excellent Fruit and Produce
Partner College
Miami Dade College
" The 10,000 Small Businesses program taught me how to manage for growth, which was exactly what we needed. "

Business Overview

Excellent Fruit and Produce is a fresh food distributor located in Miami that supplies restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other bulk buyers with their daily produce needs.

Challenges

After being in business for nine years, the company’s growth was flat. It was also difficult to manage the business’ finances efficiently and to retain new people. 

Results

Enrique credits the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program with re-energizing his business. The program’s tailored curriculum left him with a ‘long to-do list’ that helped bring clarity to the company’s finances. Since graduating, Enrique has hired new employees and his revenues have increased by about 50%.  Now, Excellent Fruit & Produce is better positioned for long-term growth.
 

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