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Disaster Preparedness, Education, Networking, Resources

FIU’s Pino Center organizes record number of trainings to boost local businesses amid pandemic

During the pandemic, a common term heard among busines owners in Miami-Dade County and around South Florida is “pivot.” Retailers have pivoted to focus on more online sales, other businesses have pivoted to roll out new products or services, and restaurants have pivoted to offering more delivery or take out […]

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 […]

Economy, Education, Marketing, Resources

COVID resources: Free 5-hour digital marketing course available for small businesses

BizHack Academy and the Village of Pinecrest have joined forces to offer any business impacted by COVID-19 a 5-week crash course in digital marketing – at no cost to the small business. This training is funded through the federal CARES Act. This five-hour course will cover how to use digital marketing to drive revenue and increase brand awareness. Each week, it will […]

Education, Networking, Operations, Resources

10,000 Small Businesses: Now 526 companies strong and growing to help South Florida entrepreneurs

  The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Miami Dade College program has been helping small businesses grow since the first of its 16-week training programs launched in early 2014. In late August, the entrepreneurship program kicked off its 20th cohort. So far, 526 companies have graduated from the local […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Operations, Resources, Strategy

Covid crisis spurs coffee business to refocus on core strengths and community connection

The java tastes unique and delicious in a shop that delivers an uplifting and welcoming experience. And all the while, the proprietors are successfully facing down the challenges of the pandemic economy. Gail Hamilton Azodo and her husband Uchendu Azodo opened SIPS, a coffee roasting company and eatery, in July 2019 […]