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 […]

How to market during the covid 19 crisis and the recession it brings.

How to market during the COVID-19 crisis and the recession it brings.

Amid unprecedented fear, anxiety and uncertainty, small businesses may think it’s time to pause their marketing. Not so fast. Marketing and branding experts say this is the time to strategically continue investing in marketing, yet the messaging needs to shift for the coronavirus recession we are entering. “Marketing is about meeting your customer where they […]

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 […]