Author: Nancy Dahlberg

Disaster Preparedness

It’s hurricane season again. Is your business prepared? Here are some resources

The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, urges small business owners to prepare for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which began yesterday, June 1, and extends through November. According to a forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted […]


Enterprise Florida awarding grants for trade shows. Find out more

Following the recent announcement of its new Virtual Business Matchmaking program, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is launching another resource to help Florida small and medium-sized companies safely build their international business connections. The Virtual Trade Show Grants Program will allow companies to identify international clients and generate new export opportunities. “The Virtual Trade Show […]

Disaster Preparedness, Finance

PPP exhausts its funding, except through CDFIs

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has exhausted core funding after a year in operation and serving more than 8 million businesses. The SBA will continue funding outstanding approved PPP applications but new qualifying applications will only be funded through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Operations, Resources, Success Stories

FSBDC at FIU helps Creativo Dance Studio make the right moves toward full recovery

Daysi Cepeda never thought about closing her Creativo Dance Studio before 2020, when the pandemic shook her to her core. Since 2002, Cepeda had been teaching young students dance in her studio locations, watching them blossom into happy, self-confident girls and boys. She adjusted the programming over the years and […]

Disaster Preparedness, Resources

COVID-19 RESOURCES: Everything you need to know in one place

Here is an excellent roundup of resources related to the Covid-19 pandemic from Florida SBDC at FIU.  Like you, we have been following developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  For the benefit of our clients, partners and friends, below please find updated information on COVID-19-related resources. COVID-19 Small Business Disaster Assistance […]