Success Stories

Government contracting, Success Stories

FSBDC at FIU helps position Amer Plus, a family cleaning business, for growth through  government contracting

Stephannie Cetoute took over the reins of the family business, Amer Plus Janitorial Maintenance, in 2018. While she had a background in economics and finance and from time to time helped out her father who started the business in 1998, going in “full throttle” to run a business for the […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Operations, Resources, Success Stories

FSBDC at FIU helps Creativo Dance Studio make the right moves toward full recovery

Daysi Cepeda never thought about closing her Creativo Dance Studio before 2020, when the pandemic shook her to her core. Since 2002, Cepeda had been teaching young students dance in her studio locations, watching them blossom into happy, self-confident girls and boys. She adjusted the programming over the years and […]

Government contracting, Operations, Success Stories

For Jones Benitez Corporation, it’s all about building a company on a strong foundation

If you live in South Florida, you’ve likely walked on or driven over the work of Jones Benitez Corporation. Jones Benitez Corporation, or JBC, is a construction company specializing in highway and heavy civil construction projects. The company’s work has included highway bridge widening projects, sea wall reconstruction, roadway improvements […]