Finance

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance, Resources

COVID relief: Following Miami’s lead, Coral Gables also announces small business grant program

The City of Coral Gables has announced a grant program for small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 crisis. The new Small Business Recovery Grants Program is available to Coral Gables-based enterprises with up to 30 employees. The maximum grant award is $50,000. Coral Gables’ announcement follows one by the City […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance

Med Aesthetics Miami turns to the Florida SBDC at FIU Business again

Nearly a decade after the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) helped her launch her own business, Rosanna Bermejo again turned to the small business development center. This time, she sought help for her business, Med Aesthetics Miami, in recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The skincare and wellness […]

Economy, Finance, Strategy

How small businesses use crowdfunding to raise capital – even during a pandemic

In the challenging capital-raising environment that we are in, entrepreneurs have been increasingly tapping their own crowds. That crowdfunding appears to be trending now perhaps shouldn’t be surprising. In survey after survey – even before the coronavirus crisis –  access to capital is always one of the biggest challenges cited […]

Finance, Growth Stages

How finance-smart entrepreneurs find financing in a finance-short world

By Dileep Rao – Guest Contributor There will never be enough new business financing to satisfy all the world’s entrepreneurial hopes. Having been to many venture-development conferences, I have found that one theme remains constant – entrepreneurs everywhere, and the venture developers who promote them, seem to constantly complain about […]