Tag: small business

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, Operations, Strategy, Team

The faces of agility and resiliency: How small businesses are fighting back

With her indoor restaurant closed, Cheesburger Baby’s owner Stephanie Vitori sought out partnerships to help keep her business afloat. In addition to pivoting to takeout and delivery only at her location, she partnered with a bar to run their commercial kitchen, serving up Cheeseburger Baby’s delicious burgers and fries to […]

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 […]

Marketing, Networking, Strategy, Team

Pitching to a big enterprise? Here are tips from the other side of the table

Leila Blacking is the senior strategy team leader for innovation at Publix Supermarkets, a Fortune 100 grocery retailer. She has been on the receiving end of hundreds of pitches by small businesses seeking Publix’s business, including food businesses, logistics companies and tech startups. Her advice can help a small business […]

Disaster Preparedness, Operations, Strategy

Against the odds, Cheeseburger Baby owner says ‘I’m going to find a way’

The year 2020 kicked off like a winner for Cheeseburger Baby. The Super Bowl, the Miami International Boat Show and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival were huge for the small Miami Beach business known for its tasty classic-style burgers and accompaniments that have served celebrities, residents, workers and […]

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 […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy

New Florida COVID-19 survey reveals how small businesses have fared and how they try to fight back

The majority of small businesses in Florida have been greatly negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. That was one of the key findings of a new survey and report on the state’s small businesses conducted by the Florida Chamber Foundation, the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, and the […]