Florida SBDC at FIU client receives national recognition for her recovery from Hurricane Irma.

Florida SBDC at FIU client receives national recognition for her recovery from Hurricane Irma.

As one of the oldest burger joints on Miami Beach, Cheeseburger Baby has a fitting motto: “Keeping it Classic.” However, it’s an ideal that the company struggled to keep after Hurricane Irma struck in 2017, nearly wiping out the restaurant business. Not only did Cheeseburger Baby endure the storm, it now is a model for […]

SBDC at FIU strengthened Miami businesses after Irma

SBDC at FIU strengthened Miami businesses after hurricane Irma.

As Hurricane Irma threatened to strike South Florida in September 2017, thousands of business owners scurried to secure not only their homes, but also their businesses. Among them was Tony Anderson, whose company, Miami Seaplane Tours, provides aerial tours of South Florida, including the Florida Keys. His business also includes charter services throughout Florida and […]

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, […]