Florida SBDC at FIU Partners with Miami DDA to grow downtown businesses.

Florida SBDC at FIU Partners with Miami DDA to grow downtown businesses.

Downtown Miami has traditionally been Miami’s entrepreneurial hub, dating back to the days of Henry Flagler’s Royal Palm Hotel in 1897. In recent years, this area has experienced significant population growth that is spurring newfound business activity.  The Florida SBDC at FIU, a center within the FIU College of Business, is helping to spur growth […]

Study reveals small businesses' strength in Miami-Dade County's economy.

Study reveals small businesses’ strength in Miami-Dade County’s economy.

More than 82,000 small businesses employ 53.3 percent of Miami-Dade County’s workforce, according to a new study commissioned by the Florida SBDC at FIU. This stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the U.S., where large companies employ the majority of workers. Produced by the FIU Metropolitan Center, Small Business. Big Impact: Report on […]

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 […]

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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, […]