Why do some businesses easily obtain loans while others don’t? The answer starts with you, the business owner. Learn how to make your business loan-worthy and receive key insights from seasoned business-banking veterans.
In addition, the event will include a presentation: “Get Smart About Credit”. Understanding how to build credit and how to use it responsibly helps small-business owner make key decisions that can help lead to the financial success of the business.
From the importance of the business owner’s personal credit to understanding how lenders evaluate your business, this workshop will put you on the right path to having a bankable business.
Presented by: Florida SBDC at FIU & Wells Fargo
in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center
Join us for the opening reception for Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic featuring more than ninety paintings, pastels, and drawings by Cuban painter Rafael Soriano and Continental Abstraction: Highlights from the Art Museum of the Americas an exhibition which examines the wide spectrum of social, cultural, and artistic concerns of countries across Latin America
CALLING ALL INTERESTED VOLUNTEERS: FIU Career and Talent Development is looking for dedicated volunteers for the Career Expo. Learn the ins-and-outs of a career fair and network one-on-one with employers before the rest of the crowd.
Join us for the opening reception of Reflections of the Americas: New Acquisitions from the Collection of Univision. This exhibition features over 40 serigraphs, paintings and mixed-media works created by 40 of the most well-known and established artists throughout Latin America will be on view through January 3, 2018. This generous donation from Univision Communications, Inc. reflects a rich tapestry of artists and artistic traditions, many of which will be new to our visitors.
Learn how to grow your business via contracting opportunities with Miami-Dade County and Florida International University. This powerful networking / outreach event will also include a value-added “Lunch-N-Learn”, under the theme: “Cybersecurity”. This workshop will be a forum where business owners will learn how to take practical measures to protect their business from cyber threats:
- Explore possible contracting opportunities with many Miami-Dade County agencies and FIU Departments.
- Build relationships with large prime contractors and subcontractors.
- Learn how to become certified as a Small Business Enterprise.
- Ensure proper vendor registration.
- What are the biggest cyber threats for small businesses?
- How do I best protect my business against a cyber-breach?
CRI Lecture: “The Imagined Revolution: Cuba and the Vision of José Antonio Echeverria”
José Antonio Echeverria (1932-1957) was a Cuban Student Leader who played a major role in the popular movement to overthrow Batista’s government. This lecture will attempt to recover Echeverría’s revolutionary ideals, based on national sovereignty and free elections, through his own words as documented in public speeches and writings. Guest speaker: Dr. Lilian Guerra. Event will be in Spanish, free and open to the public. For information & to RSVP, call (305)348-1991.
Enter the 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge presented by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and FIU College of Business
Entry Dates: January 30th through March 20th, 2017
Entering the challenge can give you valuable media coverage in The Miami Herald as well as exposure to possible investors in your business.
The FIU Track is open to all current FIU Students & Alumni.
Submit your entry:
- Executive Summary maximum of 3 pages, minimum 10pt font.
- Must include 1 Additional Page for Financial Analysis / Projections.
- Recommended to include Risk Factors Associated & Exit Strategy.
- Have a 5 minute PowerPoint Presentation of your business plan ready should you be selected as a Semi-Finalist.
Submit your Business Plan via email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your FIU Student ID Number.
Important Challenge Dates
Monday, January 30th
Official Call for Entries and cover story in The Miami Herald Business Monday.
Monday, March 20th
All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Monday, April 3rd
FIU Track Live Pitch Presentation.
Monday, May 8th
The Miami Herald Business Monday cover story will announce judges’ winners and People’s Pick with profiles of winners.