Florida SBDC at FIU tops $300 million in capital assistance to local small businesses and startups.

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

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 […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business posts record level of assistance for small businesses to recover and thrive.

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 […]

Med Aesthetics Miami turns to the Florida SBDC at FIU Business again.

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.

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 […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps South Florida small businesses obtain $31.25 million in COVID-19 aid.

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps South Florida small businesses obtain $31.25 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 July 14, FSBDC at FIU Business has helped 250 businesses secure […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps small businesses obtain $27.6 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 18, 2020, the FSBDC has helped 273 local […]