Education

Education, Resources

Early-stage food entrepreneurs, apply now for Cultivate Small Business program

Calling all early-stage entrepreneurs running woman-, immigrant- or minority-owned food businesses: Are you hungry for knowledge, funding and individual coaching to help you build and grow your business? Florida SBDC at FIU Business has partnered with Santander Bank, N.A. to provide resources, capital, and mentorship to early-stage entrepreneurs in the […]

Education, Finance, Resources, Uncategorized

Get your import-export questions answered by trade commissioners

Did you know that in 2021, Canada accounted for 17.5% of the USA’s total export sales, while countries in Europe comprised another 21.2%? These markets come with clear opportunities but also unique challenges for exporters, including legal differences, languages, units of measurement, and currencies. When it comes to sales in […]

Economy, Education, Resources

Wells Fargo awards StartUP FIU Food grant to help local food entrepreneurs recover from pandemic

More than 1,000 small business owners will receive assistance This week, Wells Fargo awarded an Open for Business Fund grant to Florida International University  to launch a robust, virtual platform at StartUP FIU Food, a small business incubator that serves food and beverage micro-entrepreneurs in South Florida. The $750,000 grant […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Education

You’re invited to join this conversation about small business lending and navigating a crisis

In Miami, a coalition of funders, leaders and  local Community Development Financial  Institutions came together to ensure that as many of our small businesses as possible would survive the pandemic. The RISE Miami-Dade Fund (RISE), which the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners seeded with CARES Act funding, distributed $20 million to […]

Economy, Education, Government contracting, Growth Stages

How StartUP FIU Procurement pivoted programming during pandemic and the lowdown on big plans ahead

It’s been nearly three years since Florida International University launched StartUP FIU Procurement to help minority-led small businesses grow and navigate the world of government and anchor institution contracting. Let’s check in with StartUP FIU Procurement Director Barbara Cotto and see how they are doing. The small business incubator was […]