Tag: small business

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance

COVID relief: Time is ticking away for EIDL but we have some other options

Small business owners only have until Dec. 31 to apply for the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the $10,000 Targeted EIDL Advance cash grant. Applications up until that deadline will continue to be processed until the agency’s money runs out, according to the SBA. While these SBA […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Education

You’re invited to join this conversation about small business lending and navigating a crisis

In Miami, a coalition of funders, leaders and  local Community Development Financial  Institutions came together to ensure that as many of our small businesses as possible would survive the pandemic. The RISE Miami-Dade Fund (RISE), which the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners seeded with CARES Act funding, distributed $20 million to […]

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 […]