New Companies Making Waves in South Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida--(Newsfile Corp. - November 19, 2020) - South Florida has emerged as one of the most appealing growing markets for young entrepreneurs- and it's no surprise why.

From perks like fantastic weather to favorable taxes, the region is home to many successful business owners spanning various industries. With such a diverse environment chock-full of opportunity, the sunny shore attracts budding entrepreneurs from all over the country looking to build their empires.

To spotlight the eclectic business hub, we've compiled a list of some exciting newcomers and long-serving stalwarts to watch out for on the South Florida scene. As the stress of the election finally subsides, these motivated entrepreneurs are ready to make a splash in their respective industries.

Grandiose Real Estate

With a focus on luxury residential spaces, Grandiose Real Estate specializes in buying, selling, and developing properties. Located in Fort Lauderdale on Las Olas Boulevard, the company serves all areas of South Florida, providing condos, luxury properties, waterfront homes, single-family homes, and rental properties. Grandiose Real Estate first opened in 2019, and it didn't take long before they were noticed and praised by home-buyers Mike and Maurkice Pouncey of the NFL. Offering a fresh approach to the market, the company is helmed by a driven young duo: real estate broker Adam Burke, a gifted agent who jumped to the brokerage business after six years as a residential realtor, and co-owner Ryan Hendrix, a well-oiled machine who handles the day-to-day operations. Utilizing modern technology and marketing to help their customers buy and sell residential real estate in South Florida, Grandiose Real Estate goes above and beyond to provide a smooth home-buying experience from start to finish. With beachfront properties, high-rises, the Famous Star Island, and more, South Florida is a prime spot to buy property. Passionate about buying or selling in the area? Check out their comprehensive website, which offers detailed information on real estate in each city and what it has to offer. To learn more, click here.

NHL Farms

As a supplier of hemp extract and CBD products, New Hope Lab Farms (NHL Farms) knows that the growing process is essential. The company originally launched in 2007 with the intent to provide natural hemp extract to distributors and consumers looking for trustworthy manufacturers. After gaining recognition as a white-label supplier for some of the largest companies in the industry, NHL Farms rebranded in the summer of 2019 and brought on former NFL player Nate Eachus as owner. Not only does NHL Farms provide a natural alternative for health-conscious consumers looking to avoid treating their ailments with allopathic remedies, but the company also devotes time to educate farmers on the importance of growing natural hemp seeds versus forced feminized seeds. As a consumer, Nate says, "The first question you should be asking before consuming any plant-based products is this: Is it sourced from a natural seed or feminized seed? If it's not [natural], humans should not be consuming it." With their exponential growth and the attention of Fortune 100 companies, the limit is sky-high for NHL Farms.

Handmade Highlights

Handmade Highlights first started tailoring to weddings and special events with its one-of-a-kind signage and stationery. Initially specializing in calligraphy, the company was started by Rachael Psarcik as a small Etsy shop in Pittsburgh. The talented artist believed that there was something special about providing quality hand-done work that can make special memories picture-perfect, and created Handmade Highlights to bring her vision to life. Today, with clients in the US, Tokyo, Germany, Australia, and Canada, Handmade Highlights has grown to provide more services, like hand-drawn sketches by Rachael. Whether it's a sketch of a single person or a special event, the finished product is provided as a high-resolution digital copy, so you can choose to frame the design or print it on items like mugs, pillows, stationery, and more. The company is best known for its top-selling design called Babe Sketch, a personalized sketch style with distinct characteristics. Handmade Highlights' Babe Sketch is also Kardashian-approved, with orders by Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian (the company was also noticed by Kim Kardashian). Other celebrity clients include Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley and Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin. Recently, the company has started to dabble in a new design called Sport Sketch, which will be launching in the coming year. With the holidays coming up, consider Rachael's sketches for a truly unique gift! To learn more, click here.

Palms and Paws

Palms + Paws Co. is an online dog accessory company started by Bri Barnes and Taylor Walck, two friends that bonded one day over a lack of cute dog products on the market. They started off making dog collars and bandanas with matching scrunchies. They had such a great response to their products, they continued to expand and now offer leashes, bows and bow ties, key fobs, and human apparel as well. Their newest product is doggy duvets, a dog bed that is comfy and machine washable, but also stylish enough to look great in any home. Every product is handmade with trendy fabric and durable hardware so the products are high quality and sustainable. They've racked up over $100,000 in sales and 37k followers on Instagram during their first year, and are excited to continue to grow their brand. Their goals for the upcoming year are to expand by adding new products and selling wholesale to other shops. If you're a dog lover or a dog owner that loves to match with their pup, check out Palms + Paws Co. for all your dog's accessories. To learn more, click here.

Splash of Ash

Launched in August of 2020, Splash of Ash is a multimedia company that seeks to empower individuals to nurture their minds, body, and soul through actionable lifestyle changes. Focused on both mental and physical wellness, the lifestyle brand is the brainchild of Ashley Parker, who earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University. With the intent of putting her degree to good use and working as a mentor to help people take control of their life, Ashley started sharing her positivity through her social media platform, branching out to a podcast (available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify). The company also runs a blog, newsletter, and even an inspiring sweatshirt line. By making small changes to your day, Ashley believes that you can, in turn, change your life for the better. Start your journey to self-improvement by visiting her website and following her social media accounts. To learn more, click here.


Grigoriy Stepanyan
Valerie Osipov
Peak Visibility LLC

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