FSBDC at FIU helps South Florida dental practice begin its recovery.

South Florida dentist Nolyris Alvarez is cautiously optimistic. Her dental practice, Oral Facial Comprehensive Care, has begun a slow recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Payment arrangements are set with creditors. Patients are going to the dentist again. Many of her employees returned. But costs continue to increase, and monthly billings are down between 30 and […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps small businesses obtain $24.1 million in COVID-19 aid.

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps small businesses obtain $24.1 million in COVID-19 aid.

As small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to hang on, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has helped owners in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties navigate disaster assistance programs, getting funds into the business’ hands and developing strategies to weather the crisis. As of June 2, 2020, the FSBDC has helped local businesses obtain $24.1 million in […]

Cellular retailer turns to FSBDC to develop a “new normal” strategy.

UNICOMM Paging & Cellular, considered an essential business, wasn’t ordered to close amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it may as well have, as stay-at-home orders kept customers away and sales plummeted? “Our company is brick and mortar retail, and we depend on door swings,” said Sam Brejt, CEO of UNICOMM. “Sales were down 80 percent […]

FIU Business alumni and MBA student win the Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition’s FIU Track

FIU Business alumni and MBA student win the Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition’s FIU Track

Two service-focused apps and a human resource consultancy took the top spots in the FIU Track of the 2020 Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition, which offers entrepreneurs exposure that could lead to partnerships and funding that may get a venture off the ground or help grow a young startup. Judges described this year’s submissions showed […]

World leading rankings publications place nine FIU Business programs in top 10

With the Professional MBA Online program at FIU Business (FIU Business) ranked No. 9 globally and No. 3 in the U.S. by the QS World University rankings in April, FIU Business now has nine top 10 rankings from three of the world’s leading rankings organizations. The rankings include: No. 2 Undergraduate International Business Program, U.S. […]

Arun Rai

World leading information systems scholar inducted into dean’s circle of distinguished research fellows at FIU Business

Arun Rai, one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of information systems, has been inducted as a member of the Dean’s Circle of Distinguished Research Fellows at FIU Business. The Dean’s Distinguished Research Fellow initiative promotes collaboration between FIU Business faculty and students and the world’s top scholars in pursuit of relevant and […]

Wertheim Wisdom Wednesday: Alumnus Eric Maldonado highlights opportunities, challenges of selling in the COVID-19 era.

Wertheim Wisdom Wednesday: Alumnus Eric Maldonado highlights opportunities, challenges of selling in the COVID-19 era.

New technology and working from home has revolutionized the practice of selling, changing the way sales professionals connect with potential clients in the COVID-19 era. Recognizing the impact technology and distance work can have on sales strategy will be key to leveraging advantages–and avoiding pitfalls. These were some of the insights shared by Eric Maldonado, […]