Tag: Florida SBDC at FIU

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Operations, Strategy

How an integrated plan can help relieve supply chain pains

Even as the world begins to emerge from the Covid19 pandemic, its effects are still being felt throughout the supply chain that are resulting in delayed orders, rising prices, and customer frustration. Overall, 44% of small and midsize business decision makers believe supply chain issues could dampen holiday sales, a […]

Disaster Preparedness, Operations, Success Stories

Grandson successfully takes the helm of Key West Marine Hardware, with the help of Florida SBDC at FIU

Key West Marine Hardware is a family business through and through. Business owner Nick Formico says his grandfather opened the store in the 1960s and then raised Formico’s mother and uncle in the business, as well as himself. “I grew up in the store. I used to work here every […]

Operations, Success Stories

Florida SBDC at FIU helps this founder start up so Front Page Retail can help emerging food & beverage brands stand out

Daniel Quinones worked for 10 years in the consumer goods and packaging industry for companies like Nabisco and Coca Cola. And while working with them during the pandemic, he realized he has always had a love for emerging brands. The small independent companies that had fabulous products, but they didn’t […]

Economy, Success Stories

Florida SBDC at FIU helped launch 114 small businesses and secure $117 million in investments, making it the 2022 Center of the Year

The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) has been recognized as the Florida SBDC Network Center of the Year for 2022. In 2021 the FSBDC at FIU assisted 2,050 clients, providing over 20,660 consulting hours. FSBDC at FIU consultants also led the state network in access […]