Tag: business

Exit Planning For Small Business Owners



There are several type of exit strategies for small business owners to choose from, and each type of plan has key points to consider. This workshop covers the essential questions that every business owner should know about exit strategies and what your business is worth.

You should also focus on what you truly want to achieve with all assets and start the process early to implement your strategies.

Presented by Florida SBDC at FIU & AXA Advisors in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center

Retirement Plans For Small Business Owners


There are several types of retirement plans to choose from, and each type of plan has advantages and disadvantages. This workshop covers the most popular plans.

You should also know that the law may permit you to have more than one retirement plan, and with sophisticated planning, a combination of plans might best suit your business needs.

If you are considering a retirement plan for your business, this Lunch & Learn workshop will help you determine what works best for you and your business needs.

Presented by Florida SBDC at FIU & AXA Advisors in association with Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center


Conversation with Dean Li


Please join Dean Li for an afternoon of coffee, conversation, and tips on how to ensure your success at FIU and beyond.

Conversation with Dean Li
Thursday, April 19 2018
2:00PM- 4:00PM
Ryder Building (RB) 120

For more information please call 305-348-2751 and follow us @FIUBusiness


Join us at our upcoming Chapman Information Session where you’ll learn about all the graduate programs offered at the Chapman Graduate School of Business. At the event, you will: Learn the difference between an MBA and a Specialize Masters Receive an application fee waived Have the chance to have your resume and application materials reviewed by an advisor. For a list of application materials to bring, click here.

Unlocking Colombia’s Potential


Fourth Annual Colombian Student & Professional Conference

Why Attend?

  • We are Colombia! It is important for all attendees to immerse themselves in all areas of Colombian culture, beyond what is commonly portrayed by the media. We intend to provide this experience during the conference by bringing speakers who can discuss Colombia’s cultural diversity, importance, influence in its society, and how it has changed its image worldwide. In addition, various performances will be taking place during lunch break; including traditional dances by UF Sabor Latino dance team. 
  • We are professional development! Students and different entities interested in Colombian industry, will have the opportunity of having different speakers that will explain how culture and different factors are hand in hand with the industrial and economic development of a country like Colombia. 
  • We are Philanthropy! The idea of this conference is through different panels showcase the different ideals about how Colombia is paving its way to progress. Attendees to the conference, especially non Colombian attendees, will be able to understand more about the Colombian culture, how the industrial development has progressed over time and how its economy is growing.

2018 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

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Participate in The 2018 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge for a chance to get your business / business idea covered in Miami Herald and exposed to potential investors.

Interested FIU Students / Alumni are eligible to under the FIU Track.

To be considered eligible:

  • Must be current FIU Student or Alumnus from any FIU College or School
  • Currently living in South Florida
  • For-profit business / ideas only
  • Business must be in operation for 2 years or less (Jan 1, 2016)
  • If competing as a team, at least one member must be a current FIU Student or Alumnus

Why Enter?

  • Networking and introductions
  • Learn about the startup industry
  • Professional reviews of your idea / plan
  • Publicity and recognition
  • Exposure that may lead to partnerships and financing

You only need to submit an Executive Summary that is a maximum 3 pages long.

Entries should be submitted to fiuchallenge@miamiherald.com

Deadline to apply is March 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

More information contact: Jesus Padilla / jpadilla@fiu.edu / 305-779-9232

Talent Development Network | Speed Networking



Join the Talent Development Network March 6, 2018 as they host their Speed Networking event, a part of the One Community One Goal Access Breakfast Series. Engage in one-on-one speed networking with employers seeking top talent, build relationships and even land an internship!

After speed networking join Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Rick Beasley, Executive Dirctor of CareerSource South Florida, and Michael Finney, President & CEO of Miami-Dade Beacon Council for an interactive panel discussion exploring the Future of Workforce, Unlocking Human Potential, and Strengthening Your Talent Pipeline.

Complimentary admission and breakfast provided. 

Byte Size: Protecting Your Business Against Cyber Attacks

The theft of digital information has become the norm in today’s society. Participants will receive key insights on the cyber threat landscape and learn best practices on how to protect their businesses from cyber attacks.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Discussion of Cyber Threats
  • Cybersecurity Best Practices
  • Identifying & Protecting Critical Records
  • Accessing Cybersecurity Tools & Resources
  • Cyber Insurance


Business Employer Internship Panel

Take advantage of our Business Employer Internship Panel during Internship Week! Recruiters will be addressing how they hire interns, how you can intern with them, and tips on internships. After the panel session, employers will be on hand to network and collect resumes. This is your chance to land that internship!

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AXA Advisors: The 6 Major Business Killers

Program for Business Owners with 10 – 500 employees

We never plan to make mistakes. As business owners, we’re focused on running our business. Everyday brings new challenges, opportunities and decisions. But there are six mistakes that consistently cause businesses to fail. And we need to know what they are and how to avoid them!

Learn how to protect yourself and build a firewall around your business and your personal assets. This is part of a Lunch & Learn series.



Join us for a Fireside Chat with Rodney Bullard

Join us for a very noteworthy fireside chat with Rodney D. Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, on Thursday, February 22nd 7:00 P.M – 8:00 P.M. at Venture Café inside CIC Miami. This event is presented by FIU Business & FIU Office of Engagement. Seize this opportunity to amplify your professional network and Find Out Why the World Needs You to Live Out Your Heart


Click here to register for the Fireside Chat with Rodney Bullard .


Click here to learn more about Venture Cafe .



How To Make Your Business Bankable

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