Tag: Entrepreneurship

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

 

 

Exit Planning For Small Business Owners

There are several types 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.

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

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

RSVP at http://go.fiu.edu/exitplanning

Social Entrepreneurship: Profits, People and the Planet.

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Join us as Daniela Cadena, Social Impact Lab lead at StartUP FIU, introduces social entrepreneurship and how the concept is solving global problems through for-profit solutions. Be part of a discussion on the differences between social responsibility and social entrepreneurship, how from different disciplines from engineering to architecture or from the sciences to the arts can create new products, companies, and services that create value for people, generate profits and keep the planet in mind.

Agenda:

12:00PM – Check In

12:15PM – BYOL and conversation

12:45PM – Q&A

1:00PM – Networking

Why Social Entrepreneurship?

If we wish to continue growing as a society, we must find sustainable solutions to the most pressing issues our generation faces. From access to clean water and food, to creating companies with a culture of social responsibility and employee development – social entrepreneurship will allow us to scale solutions like no other generation has experienced before.

Who is this for?

This event is tailored for students who want to understand how their major is related to the concept of social entrepreneurship and how they can impact others and change the world regardless of what career they choose.

Who is Daniela Cadena?

Daniela is an FIU alumna, passionate about creating touch points among students, universities, and local communities through social entrepreneurship initiatives. Through sustainable social value propositions, Daniela leads social entrepreneurship at StartUP FIU by providing resources for projects focused on identifying unjust equilibriums that cause exclusion in segments of the populations lacking financial means or political clout.

Operation Opportunity: Veterans Entrepreneurship Workshop

Operation Opportunity is an initiative of 38HOT: Helping Others Together, Team 4 of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami Class of 2016-2017.  This program is focused on creating entrepreneurial and professional opportunities for Miami-Dade County veterans.

As part of Operation Opportunity, 38HOT is hosting an entrepreneurship workshop to provide training and resources for veterans looking to start up a new business or grow an existing business.  Attendees will hear from experts in the following areas: 

  • Starting a Business
  • Accessing Capital
  • Resources to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs 

Speakers include: 

  • United Way Mission United
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Beacon Council
  • Florida SBDC at Florida International University

This workshop will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6pm – 8pm at the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Ansin Building, located at 3250 Southwest 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129-2712. 

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Registration is required.  To attend the event, please register here:  go.fiu.edu/operationopportunity

There is no cost to attend, and for more information contact  Brian Van Hook: (305) 779-9228 / bvanhook01@gmail.com

Step Up your Startup

Step Up your Startup

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Looking to start a business? Or did you recently start a business and would like help taking it to the next level? This workshop gives entrepreneurs the tools and resources essential to a business startup. Learn about fundamental aspects of starting a business, including:

  • What it takes to operate and start a business
  • Types of business structures
  • Resources available for starting a business
  • Franchising

Workshop is in partnership with the Florida SBDC at FIU & Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.

 

More information visit: go.fiu.edu/startupworkshop

Contact: Jesus Padilla, 305.779.9232 / jpadilla@fiu.edu

 

MatchUP Night II

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Calling all mentors and entrepreneurs in the Miami community to join StartUP FIU on February 8th, for MatchUP Night II!

MatchUP Night II is a networking opportunity for our FIU and Miami community to meet the 19 innovative StartUPs that are a part of our second Cohort. Some of our Cohort teams are looking to MatchUP with mentors to guide them and/or entrepreneurial individuals to add to their teams.

Agenda:

6:00 PM – Networking

6:45 PM – Opening remarks

7:15 PM – Teams introduction

9:00 PM – Event Conclusion

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is StartUP FIU?

StartUP FIU is an initiative developing innovation and entrepreneurship to fully leverage the Fourth Industrial Revolution for FIU and the Miami community.

Who should attend?

All events are free and open to students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members who are interested in learning about startups and entrepreneurship. It is also an excellent opportunity for early-stage startups to familiarize themselves with StartUP FIU. 

Location:

MARC Building 3rd Floor

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Looking to start a business? Or did you recently start a business and would like help taking it to the next level? This workshop gives entrepreneurs the tools and resources essential to a business startup. Learn about fundamental aspects of starting a business, including:

  • What it takes to operate and start a business
  • Types of business structures
  • Resources available for starting a business
  • Franchising

Workshop is in partnership with the Florida SBDC at FIU & Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.

 

More information visit: go.fiu.edu/startupworkshop

Contact: Jesus Padilla, 305.779.9232 / jpadilla@fiu.edu