JPMorgan Chase teams with FIU to develop program for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs.

JPMorgan Chase teams with FIU to develop program for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs.

Small-business owners, often challenged by language as well as a lack of financial expertise, will now have hands-on help from a partnership between JPMorgan Chase & Co and the Florida SBDC at FIU. JPMorgan Chase awarded the center a $140,000 grant to develop “Hacia Ganancia” – a free online accounting and bookkeeping course for Spanish-speaking […]

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 […]

Medical Equipment Solutions gets financial boost to grow

Medical Equipment Solutions gets financial boost to grow

When her company won a $2 million contract from the federal government, Maria Sandra Pineda, the president and CEO of Medical Equipment Solutions Corp., was joyous. The cheering stopped, however, when she realized she needed to get financing – quickly – to buy the medical machines and supplies needed. “We were at a deadlock,” she […]

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Medtek Medical Solutions creates healthy growth strategy with help of Florida SBDC at FIU.

Medtek Medical Solutions recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, a huge accomplishment in the entrepreneurial world, where more than half of startup businesses fail within the first four years. The certified Small Business Enterprise company – which refurbishes hospital beds, stretchers and all the peripherals in patient rooms – has contracts with three major hospitals. Earlier, […]

Florida SBDC at FIU helps connect Globenet to government contracting.

Florida SBDC at FIU helps connect Globenet to government contracting.

Ever the lifelong learner, Ahmed Cruz was at a Small Business Administration training class when experts from the Florida SBDC at FIU gave a presentation. The MBA graduate from Florida International University had not heard of the small business development center that is located at his alma mater and was curious about the center’s no-cost […]

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 […]

Florida SBDC at FIU helps Expressed Juice extract a winning business formula.

Florida SBDC at FIU helps Expressed Juice extract a winning business formula.

When you walk into the Expressed Juice warehouse in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood, the produce district where trucks bring food from farms for distribution, the smacking smell of citrus instantly and cheerfully improves your mood. Almost everyone mentions that sweet aroma when they enter. It can convert skeptics to the benefits of juicing even before they […]