Education

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 […]

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 […]