Growth Stages

Growth Stages, Strategy

Why 99.98% of entrepreneurs benefit more from ‘Maximum Potential Strategy’ Than MVP

By Dileep Rao – Guest Contributor The current thinking in high-potential venture development, and what many business schools teach, is mainly focused on the opportunity and venture capital method. This thinking has popularized pitch competitions and led to the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP). When strategy is considered, […]

Growth Stages, Operations, Strategy

FIU students band together to help struggling restaurants – and learn a lot about starting and growing a small business

Restaurants already have one of the highest failure rates among industries. Add to that a pandemic crisis that has dealt a huge blow to the eateries just trying their best to keep the lights on. Three Florida International University seniors — Albertina Manosalva, Analys Rodriguez and Camila Navarro – have  set […]

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 […]