The graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs at FIU, which include programs at FIU Business, have been ranked among the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. The rankings, which will appear in the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine, were developed through a partnership between the magazine and The Princeton Review. The FIU graduate […]
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FIU receives $2.5 million SBA grant to help local businesses.
Florida International University has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Community Navigator Pilot Program. The funds are earmarked for improving underserved entrepreneurs’ access to government programs that provide assistance in launching a new venture, growing a business or managing unexpected business interruptions. The Miami-Dade Small Business Resource Navigator Program […]
Florida SBDC at FIU tops $300 million in capital assistance to local small businesses and startups.
Over the past 18 months the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has helped more than 3,000 local businesses in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties survive the COVID-19 pandemic and continue on the path to growth. Throughout 2020 and until September 2021, the organization has secured $141 million in capital and $89.2 million in government contracts for its […]
“Power Up: Survive and Thrive” spotlights women’s leadership lessons in pandemic times and beyond.
The effects of COVID-19 have been felt throughout hospitality industry. To address these challenges, this summer’s Power Up Women’s Leadership Conference focused on surviving and thriving through the pandemic and whatever new normal comes next. The virtual session on July 8, 2021 featured women leaders whose businesses overcame challenges in the hard-hit industry over the […]
Setting a restaurant up for success post COVID-19 can be easy with some fundamental steps, SBDC panelists say
In the COVID-19 pandemic, every business adopted a new way of functioning and a new set of norms. The restaurant business was severely impacted. But now, many restaurants are following a fundamental plan to maximize success. Panelists from the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU Business (SBDC at FIU) suggested strategies for success in […]
Keep your customers engaged and you’ll reap rewards, FSBDC panelists say.
To find a new customer, it takes time, effort and money – all in short supply for most small businesses. Yet in the hunt for new leads, many businesses miss a sounder strategy: growing engagement, and business volume, with the customers they already have. From social media strategies and maximizing CRM to thank-you notes and […]
Florida SBDC at FIU Business posts record level of assistance for small businesses to recover and thrive.
The Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has increased its support to the small business community in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, getting funds into business owners’ hands, developing strategies for recovery from the impact of COVID-19, and setting the stage for growth. Since January, the organization has secured $9.9 million in contracts and $30.3 million in capital […]
How do you step up your startup? Start here.
“Entrepreneurship — it’s not for everybody. You have to be able to weather uncertainties, and you have to fail your way to the top.” That’s according to George Ray III, a consultant for Florida SBDC at FIU, who specializes in assisting startup entrepreneurs and franchisees. Some pretty famous entrepreneurs had to fail a few times […]
Med Aesthetics Miami turns to the Florida SBDC at FIU Business again.
Nearly a decade after the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) helped her launch her own business, Rosanna Bermejo again turned to the small business development center. This time, she sought help for her business, Med Aesthetics Miami, in recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The skincare and wellness center was closed for two […]
Florida Keys brewery among 269 small business working with Florida SBDC at FIU Business to obtain $35.6 million in COVID-19 aid.
Earlier this year, Florida Keys Brewing Company owners Craig and Cheryl McBay contacted the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) and began work on disaster planning. And then came a real-time disaster: COVID-19. Since then, the owners of the Islamorada brewery have been making all the right moves to set up their business to not just survive […]