GrowBiz is a blog created by the Florida SBDC at FIU, the small business development center within Florida International University’s College of Business. The center’s team of business experts works one-on-one with about 1,000 entrepreneurs and business owners each year by providing confidential, no-cost consulting. The center’s mission is to help South Florida businesses grow and succeed.  If you own a business in Miami-Dade or Monroe County with 3 or more employees, or are launching a scalable venture, the Florida SBDC at FIU is ready to help you successfully navigate the obstacles that often hinder business growth.

Our Services

Business Finance

Florida SBDC at FIU‘s business finance experts assist small business owners with all aspects of business finance. Our highly experienced consultants can assist with access to capital – whether in the form of business loans or equity investments; calculating financial projections; determining the amount of capital required to fuel growth; financial management, business valuations and more.

Market Growth

With the Florida SBDC at FIU, small-business owners can have access to research and databases that normally only big businesses can afford. Our team of experts helps Miami-Dade business owners design growth strategies, analyze domestic and international markets, obtain government contracts, develop competitive analysis, as well as provide other services that allow businesses to identify and capitalize on their competitive advantages.


From consulting on human resources issues to ensuring that business owners are using the most productive processes and procedures, the business experts at the Florida SBDC at FIU advise business owners to help them streamline operations and assist in decisions that impact the overall management and operation of the business.