Economy

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 […]

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 […]

Economy, Strategy

3 models of entrepreneurship: Why Unicorn-Builders do better than Unicorn-Starters

By Dileep Rao – Guest Contributor The conventional wisdom is that there are two kinds of entrepreneurs: · Small-Midsized Business Owners (SMB): They comprise the bulk of entrepreneurs · Unicorn-Starters (U-Starters): This type uses the Silicon-Valley-style venture-development method to build a unicorn with capital-as-a-weapon. It seeks first-mover ideas, minimum viable products (MVP), product-market combinations, angel […]