Author: Cynthia Corzo

Economy, Success Stories

Florida SBDC at FIU helped launch 114 small businesses and secure $117 million in investments, making it the 2022 Center of the Year

The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) has been recognized as the Florida SBDC Network Center of the Year for 2022. In 2021 the FSBDC at FIU assisted 2,050 clients, providing over 20,660 consulting hours. FSBDC at FIU consultants also led the state network in access […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Resources

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 […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance

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 […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy

How office space needs are changing amid coronavirus crisis

From raising questions about shared offices and open floor plan designs to increased telecommuting and new means of client and employee interaction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the office setting. Rethinking architecture, construction, furniture placement and design, alongside greater integration of technology, will shape the workplace of the future. […]

Education, Finance

Dental practice begins its recovery with PPP funding, a new strategy and expert guidance

South Florida dentist Nolyris Alvarez is cautiously optimistic. Her dental practice, Oral Facial Comprehensive Care, has begun a slow recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Payment arrangements are set with creditors. Patients are going to the dentist again. Many of her employees returned. But costs continue to increase, and monthly billings […]

Economy, Finance

Florida SBDC at FIU helps local small businesses obtain nearly $4.5 million in bridge loans

This FIU BizNews report was republished here with permission. This report has been updated. The coronavirus has delivered a serious blow to small businesses throughout South Florida, and many are afraid of what the future holds. Amidst this crisis, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC), the small business development center at […]

Finance, Growth Stages, Strategy

FIU College of Business shares the secrets of “unicorn entrepreneurs” in new program.

Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) will launch a first-of-its kind program, Developing High-Potential Ventures with Skills – Not Venture Capital. Designed for South Florida entrepreneurs, technologists and students, the program will benefit those in the region who want to create and control wealth by starting and scaling […]