Author: Nancy Dahlberg

Government contracting, Success Stories

FSBDC at FIU helps position Amer Plus, a family cleaning business, for growth through  government contracting

Stephannie Cetoute took over the reins of the family business, Amer Plus Janitorial Maintenance, in 2018. While she had a background in economics and finance and from time to time helped out her father who started the business in 1998, going in “full throttle” to run a business for the […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy

Survey: Almost all Florida small businesses negatively impacted by pandemic, but outlook lifts

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the Florida Chamber Foundation, CareerSource Florida, and the University of West Florida Haas Center today released new data from the second phase of a research study to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on the state’s small businesses as the pandemic and subsequent economic impacts surpassed the one-year mark. […]

Disaster Preparedness, Education

In wake of Surfside tragedy, disaster loans available to impacted businesses

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that financial assistance is now available to small businesses and nonprofits in declared disaster areas after the tragic collapse of the oceanfront condo building in Surfside.. The funds are available through the U.S. Small Business Administration in the form of low-interest Business Physical […]