Governments as clients: event paves path toward business growth.

Governments as clients: event paves path toward business growth.

Hundreds of business owners recently learned how to grow their companies by doing business with Florida International University and Miami-Dade County. The Joint Vendor Outreach Event, held August 2 at the FIU Graham Center, brought together more than 200 local businesses with purchasing representatives from both entities. “Businesses often don’t realize the wide scope of […]

SBDC at FIU Plants Seeds for Growth with Local Agribusinesses.

SBDC at FIU Plants Seeds for Growth with Local Agribusinesses.

  The topic was “growth” at an agricultural workshop that took place in southern Miami-Dade last month. However, the focus wasn’t on crops, but on businesses. Organized by the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU, the Agribusiness Growth Workshop brought together more than 70 business owners, entrepreneurs, lenders and others involved in the region’s […]

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Veterans Build Entrepreneurship Skills with the Help of Florida SBDC at FIU

Last month, U.S. Military veterans experienced a different kind of boot camp: a full day of workshops designed to help them build essential skills for starting and growing a business. The event, called Operation: Entrepreneurship, was organized by the Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida International University and the FIU Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center. […]

Small Business Spotlight: Florida SBDC at FIU helps Miami businesses go global.

Small Business Spotlight: Florida SBDC at FIU helps Miami businesses go global.

Miami businesses have the advantage of being located in a trade and logistics hub that is also the Gateway to the Americas. Despite these natural business advantages, three out of four of Miami-Dade County’s private-sector workers are engaged in business activity that stops selling goods/services at the shores of the U.S. Most businesses still believe […]

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Small Business Spotlight: Dawn Dickson blazes a new trail with fashionable shoes.

By SBDC at FIU Dawn Dickson may be donning flats, but she’s walking tall these days. The Miami-based entrepreneur and founder of Flat Out of Heels won second place in the 2016 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge, the Small Business Administration’s nationwide business competition. The prize: $20,000. Now in its second year, the competition […]

Disaster preparedness goes mobile with new app from SBDC at FIU.

Business owners now have a new tool to help them prepare for disasters thanks to a mobile disaster preparedness application created by FIU’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the FIU Extreme Events Institute. “Entrepreneurs take on many risks in starting and growing their business. In the event of a disaster or business interruption, however, […]