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Growth Stages, Operations, Strategy

FIU students band together to help struggling restaurants – and learn a lot about starting and growing a small business

Restaurants already have one of the highest failure rates among industries. Add to that a pandemic crisis that has dealt a huge blow to the eateries just trying their best to keep the lights on. Three Florida International University seniors — Albertina Manosalva, Analys Rodriguez and Camila Navarro – have  set […]

Resources

Resources: Time-sensitive grant program and educational opportunities

Call for applications for 10,000 Small Businesses: The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Miami Dade College program is looking for applicants for its January 2022 cohort. The free 12-week program is designed to help business owners, and the program includes a Babson-designed entrepreneurship curriculum and a wealth of one-on-one advice, clinics, and networking opportunities. Applications […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Education

You’re invited to join this conversation about small business lending and navigating a crisis

In Miami, a coalition of funders, leaders and  local Community Development Financial  Institutions came together to ensure that as many of our small businesses as possible would survive the pandemic. The RISE Miami-Dade Fund (RISE), which the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners seeded with CARES Act funding, distributed $20 million to […]