Tag: small business

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

Export Lending Forum

Learn about U.S. Government tools that can boost your access to foreign markets.

 

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 96% of the world’s customers reside outside the United States. In fact, most of the companies in the United State do not think of foreign markets nor that sales opportunities abroad are possible for them.

Miami businesses have the advantage of being located in a trade and logistics hub that is also the gateway to the Americas. This workshop will provide you with the information on resources available to Miami businesses that are either already doing business abroad or are interested in going global.

In particular, the event will discuss:

  • U.S. Small Business Administration Lending Programs
  • Local Export Lenders & their programs
  • Local small business programs to promote exports

 

Sponsored by:

First American Bank

 

in association with

Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center

Surety Bonding Preparedness Workshop

Learn about Surety Bonding & How To Increase Bonding Potential

Proper surety bonding is critical for businesses contracting with the Federal government, the State of Florida, and local government. This powerful “Lunch-N-Learn” workshop, will provide established businesses with tools and resources to successfully pursue bonding for their projects. Due to demand this workshop for businesses seeking contracts of less than $1 million.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • How the bond qualifications process works
  • Steps to preparing a successful application for bonding
  • How to maximize your bond support & use surety to grow your business
  • Recommendation on short and long term strategies to obtaining bonding

 

Presented by Unique Surety & Insurance Services, LLC

in association with

Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center & Florida SBDC at FIU

Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Subcommittee – Small Business Labor Market

Chairman Dave Brat has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access titled, “Examining the Small Business Labor Market.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

The hearing will provide the Committee with an opportunity to understand recent trends in the labor market and how they affect small businesses. This hearing will also examine how current challenges locating and retaining employees with the proper skills affect the ability of small businesses to operate and expand in order to grow the American economy.

Important Link: https://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=400222 

How To Make Your Business Bankable

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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 a seasoned business-banking veteran.

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.

To register: go.fiu.edu/bankable

For more information: 305.779.9232 / jpadilla@fiu.edu

 

Presented by

Small Business Development

A Division of Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department

in association with

Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center

&

Florida SBDC at FIU

 

 

 

 

 

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