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The Comcast RISE Investment Fund Will Award $1 Million in $10,000 Cash Grants to 100 Minority-Owned Small Businesses
The Comcast RISE Investment Fund provides monetary grants to help small, minority-owned businesses grow as thy navigate the challenges of the pandemic.  The investment Fund is the latest extension of Comcast RISE (Representation, Investment, Strength, Empowerment), the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in 2020 to provide small businesses owned by entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to apply for marketing, technology and capital resources. Comcast RISE is part of a larger $100 million Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative launched by Comcast to fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability.
Doral Partners with CAMACOL to Launch Small Business Affiliate Membership
The City of Doral and Camacol Doral have joined forces to present a new membership offer for small and micro-owned businesses in Doral. The special, free membership runs through December 31, 2021 and includes various benefits to help the smaller business with the support they need to succeed, especially following the pandemic. Click here to learn more.
Keep Rising with Comcast RISE
Join Comcast RISE on Tuesday, October 5 for a special complimentary virtual event focused on local business leaders committed to driving resilience and representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).  Click here to learn more.
Small Business, Big Dreams: Women in Business Challenge
October is National Women’s Small Business Month and BankUnited would like to recognize women-owned small businesses in our communities. If you’re a woman business owner in Florida or New York, we invite you to enter the contest by completing the online application form and submitting a 3-minute video telling us about your business and how your business would benefit from $10,000. Click here to learn more.
Miami Bayside Foundation Hosts 2nd Spanish Small Business Entrepreneurial Training
After a successful launch of their Spanish Small Business Training over the summer, the Miami Bayside Foundation began their second training program in Spanish on September 14th  and will run through October 6th.    The businesses enrolled in the program will receive training in topics such as Digital Marketing, Accounting & Financial Projections, Legal and Small Business Certification all taught by industry experts. Connie Kinnard, VP of Multicultural Tourism & Development,  Petra Brennen, Director of the GMCVB’s Tourism Business Enhancement which assists small tourism related businesses with capacity building, attended virtually as well as Herlinda Lombardi, Coordinator of Multicultural Tourism who extended welcome remarks.  Learn more here.
Grow Your Business with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business is now accepting applications. Small Businesses can gain practical business skills to help take their business to the next level. In professional workshops, they will learn from some of the brightest minds in business, learn about access to financial capital, and build a powerful network of professional support. Selected candidates full program tuition will be covered by the Goldman Sachs Foundation! Applicants should meet the following criteria: • be based in South Florida. • be in operation for at least two years. • have revenue of $75,000 minimum in the most recent fiscal year • and have a minimum of 2 full-time employees (including the owner).  For more information and to apply visit 10k Small Businesses.
Small Business Webinars with StartUP FIU!
StartUP FIU has great events in store for September! Check out the listings below and register to learn key takeaways about growing your business online!  Learn more.
Digital Transformation for Small Businesses
Miami DDA + BIT Center presents, "Digital Transformation for Small Businesses".  This is a 12-month course. Each session is free and will be held the second Friday of every month from Noon to 1:30 pm; taught by industry professionals.  Click here to register.
Be Your Own Boss with an Entrepreneurship Certificate
Turn passion into profit through the College's entrepreneurship program. It’s good to be the boss — and even better to be your own boss. For those who are ready to venture out on their own and turn their passion into a profitable business, Miami Dade College offers a comprehensive entrepreneurship program with degree and certificate options for everyone. Click here to learn more.
Support for Small Business – Grants Available
Created as a key pillar of KKR's COVID-19 Relief Effort, KKR Small Business Builders (SBB) aims to support entrepreneurs and their small businesses around the world. The grants are designed to help business owners sustain their enterprises, maintain or create jobs, and spur economic opportunity as they respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and recover from its resultant economic dislocation. KKR Small Business Builders will support companies in three key ways: access to capital, technical assistance and provide a network of support. Click here to learn more. 
Small Business Meet-up
With the rapid pace of things changing for Small Businesses, we invite you to join the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce for your chance to meet other business owners, talk strategy, and get the latest on COVID-19 recovery.  Every Tuesday and Friday at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register here.
Building Together: Miami-Dade Tech Leaders Present Shared Vision for Dynamic, Diverse, Inclusive Ecosystem in #MiamiTech Manifesto
A collective of tech leaders, builders, and advocates that have contributed to the foundation of Miami-Dade’s dynamic, growing tech and innovation ecosystem collaborated on a #MiamiTech Manifesto released earlier this week. Working together for more than a decade to actively lay the groundwork for an equitable, inclusive community, the increased interest in and conversations about the business opportunities Miami presents led some of these leaders to put pen to paper and outline that shared vision – for themselves and all of the newcomers that we are happily welcoming.  For further details visit We Are MiamiTech.
StartUP FIU Food FEED Virtual Bootcamp

Interested in being a part of a 6-month FREE F.E.E.D. Membership Virtual Bootcamp for local South Florida businesses, sponsored by Wells Fargo? There is still time to apply and receive free access to this virtual event!  StartUP FIU Food FEED Virtual Bootcamp offers free online training to F&B business owners most affected by closures and layoffs caused by COVID-19 Pandemic. The six months of free access session includes: online consulting sessions in Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Food & Beverage on weekly online Zoom webinars conducted by industry experts. The F.E.E.D. Membership F&B Virtual Bootcamp will provide you with free online webinars, consulting sessions, and panel conversations regarding local resources for food and beverage businesses. Learn more.

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