Florida SBDC at FIU Business guides small business owners to obtain $5.9 million in COVID-19 aid.

Florida SBDC at FIU Business guides small business owners to obtain $20.8 million in COVID-19 aid.

Amid increasing challenges, small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic try to plan for an uncertain future. The Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has obtained $20.8 million in assistance for businesses in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties as it works with them to redirect their strategy and resources as the economy slowly opens. “Our team […]

Supply chains and the coronavirus: why are shelves empty? Insight from FIU Business.

Supply chains and the coronavirus: why are shelves empty? Insight from FIU Business.

As U.S. shoppers, panicked by COVID-19, have stockpiled food, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, meats and other essentials, retailers are still unable to keep enough merchandise on their shelves. The coronavirus pandemic has strained supply chains like never before. “The excessively high demand at the retail level sucked up all the inventory available in the chain […]

Florida SBDC at FIU

Florida SBDC at FIU helps local companies get nearly $4.5 million in loans–and essential guidance.

As federal and state options for small business assistance evolve, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) continues to provide much-needed help in sorting through available programs and guiding businesses toward solutions. As of April 10, 2020, the center helped local businesses obtain nearly $4.5 million in Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans, which provide up to […]

South Florida organic business turns to FSBDC at FIU for help in staying afloat.

South Florida organic business turns to FSBDC at FIU for help in staying afloat.

Miami-based distribution and co-packing company I Was Thinking strives to grow the presence of its imported natural and organic products at supermarkets across South Florida and beyond. Yet the demands of operating in the COVID-19 environment threatened to bring the business to a halt. “The coronavirus hit us on two sides – payroll and customer […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business offers support to local businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps local companies obtain nearly $3.5 million in bridge loans to date.

The coronavirus has delivered a serious blow to small businesses throughout South Florida, and many are afraid of what the future holds. Amidst this crisis, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC), is providing much-needed assistance. As of April 6, 2020, the center helped local businesses obtain nearly $3.5 million in Florida Small Business Emergency […]

Remote learning and the coronavirus: what you need to know.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the academic reality for students across the U.S., abruptly driving them into digitally enhanced forms of learning, away from face-to-face contact with faculty, other students and on-campus facilities. What does that mean for higher education? Although the trend of online classes has been on the rise, the range of student reactions […]

FIU Business alumnus leads business partnership to help local workers impacted by the coronavirus.

FIU Business alumnus Javier Herran (MSMIS ’02) is driving an initiative that’s coming to the aid of employees at two of Miami’s iconic names in the food businesses, Sedano’s Supermarkets and Versailles. Sedano’s Supermarkets will offer temporary jobs to up to 400 employees of Versailles, La Carreta, Casa Juancho and the company’s 11 other restaurants […]

FIU Business alumni donate nearly $600K to improve students’ lives.

FIU Business receives gift to establish new accounting scholarship program

FIU’s College of Business (FIU Business) has received a $500,000 gift from business and civic leader Antonio “Tony” Argiz and his wife Concepcion “Conchi” Argiz to establish an endowment that will provide student scholarships. The Argiz Family Eminent Scholarship Endowment will provide full tuition support for top students in the School of Accounting who demonstrate […]