Economy

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Operations, Strategy

How an integrated plan can help relieve supply chain pains

Even as the world begins to emerge from the Covid19 pandemic, its effects are still being felt throughout the supply chain that are resulting in delayed orders, rising prices, and customer frustration. Overall, 44% of small and midsize business decision makers believe supply chain issues could dampen holiday sales, a […]

Economy, Finance, Resources

Small business grants from the $20M Miami Foundation Open for Business Program are now available. Here’s how to apply

The Miami Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic institutions in South Florida, announced today that its Miami Open for Business program is accepting loan and grant applications from historically underserved small business owners in Miami-Dade County. Funded with a $20 million grant from Wells Fargo announced earlier this year, the program aims […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance

Need to know: Here is a list of disaster assistance programs and other grant/loan opportunities

A number of programs have been activated to assist businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian.  For the benefit of impacted businesses in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, see below a list of available resources.  Also included in the list are additional grant/loan programs.  Please note that these may not be specific to […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Resources

Here’s how the Florida SBDC will help small businesses across the state recover from Hurricane Ian

Here is a message from the Florida SBDC, which stands ready to help small businesses across the state impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Florida SBDC network has more than 40 centers around the state, including Florida SBDC at FIU covering Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, whose disaster assistance specialists will be […]

Economy, Finance, Resources

Comcast RISE to award $1 million in grants to 100 women-owned or minority-owned South Florida small businesses

Comcast today announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, bringing the Comcast RISE program’s total investment in South Florida to $2 million. Comcast RISE […]

Economy, Resources

Miami-Dade announces 7 recipients of BizUp grants

Last month we told Growbiz readers about an upcoming deadline for Miami-Dade County BizUp grant applications. The recipients have just been announced: This week, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava  and County Commissioner Jean Monestime announced the seven recipients of small business grants totaling $400,000 through the Business Innovation Start-Up […]

Economy, Education, Finance, Growth Stages, Resources

Deadline to apply for Miami-Dade small business grants is Aug. 28

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Commissioner Jean Monestime launched a new round of  grants from BizUp, a $1 million business innovation start-up grant program for local small businesses. Businesses can apply online now through Aug. 28. This program is managed in partnership with StartUP FIU and Bank of […]

Economy, Finance, Resources

A Miami bank receives $250M from the US Treasury to make loans to minority-owned small businesses

Banesco USA will be offering low-interest commercial loans to Miami-area companies, mainly minority-owned small businesses. The Coral Gables-headquartered bank, which focuses on commercial lending in South Florida and Puerto Rico, received a $250 million capital injection from the U.S. Treasury. With that money it will increase lending to small and […]