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Education, Resources

From startup to $2B empire: Founder to share ‘secrets of success’ at FIU event

By Michelle Lopez – FIU News Gaston Taratuta, a Florida International University MBA alum,  is eager to share his formula for success with entrepreneurial hopefuls at a presentation, Introduction to Unicorn Entrepreneurship, aimed at developing high-potential ventures. In 2005, he founded Miami-based Internet Media Services, seizing on the explosion of […]

Education, Resources

Florida SBDC at FIU launches BizGap to improve enterprise opportunities in Miami-Dade’s 27th congressional district

By Cynthia Corzo – FIU News Leaders of the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU Business and U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27) on Dec. 18 launched the Business Growth and Acceleration Program, known as BizGap, for small businesses located in Florida’s 27th congressional district. Funded by a $650,000 Community […]

Education, Growth Stages, Strategy, Success Stories

Raising capital? What you need to know, from an award-winning consultant who has been there, done that.

When it comes to raising capital, Florida SBDC at FIU consultant Ricardo Weisz has experience in the trenches on both sides of this entrepreneurial challenge. While an executive at The Walt Disney Company, he launched operations in multiple countries, and over the years he has headed and or invested in […]

Education, Resources

We salute you, veterans!

On this Veterans Day, we honor our veterans and their families for their  service to our country and its people. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your service. There are 1.3 million veterans in Florida, about 7.4 % of our adult population are veterans percent of the […]

Finance, Resources

Small business grants from the $20M Miami Foundation Open for Business Program now available. Here’s how to apply

From time to time, GrowBiz brings you information on grants, loans, and other resources offered in the community.  The Miami Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic institutions in South Florida, recently announced that its Miami Open for Business program is accepting loan and grant applications from historically underserved small business owners […]