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 […]

Small Business Spotlight: Florida SBDC at FIU helps Miami businesses go global.

Small Business Spotlight: Florida SBDC at FIU helps Miami businesses go global.

Miami businesses have the advantage of being located in a trade and logistics hub that is also the Gateway to the Americas. Despite these natural business advantages, three out of four of Miami-Dade County’s private-sector workers are engaged in business activity that stops selling goods/services at the shores of the U.S. Most businesses still believe […]

Ready to swim with the Sharks? Audition for ABC’s “Shark Tank”, Jan. 15 in Miami Beach

“Shark Tank”, the ABC reality show where entrepreneurs pitch their companies to multimillionaire investors, is looking for bait. The program’s casting team will hold an open call in Miami on January 15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center during the Small Business Expo. If you’re ready to pitch, bring a completed application, available at abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/applications, […]