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Viva Miami Hispanic Heritage Business Expo
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and connect with other business professionals at their 18th annual Business Expo lunch conference on Friday, September 23. For its 2022 edition, this highly-anticipated event will take place at the Biltmore Hotel featuring a showcase of product and service exhibits as well as workshops. There will also be a lunch and panel discussion on a  business topic of interest chosen by the chamber’s Business Committee. This year's keynote guest speaker is Senator Marco Rubio. Learn more here.
Miami Bayside Foundation Free Small Business Training Now Available  
Miami Bayside Foundation is now accepting applications for the Online Fall Small Business Entrepreneurial Training Workshop. The 14-day online workshop led by field industry professionals helps business owners to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills while learning how to prepare to access capital. Eligible applicants must be an active business in operation for a minimum of six months, at least 51% minority-owned, and located in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties. The program is supported by the GMCVB’s Tourism Business Enhancement Initiative with the mission to advocates, supports, and strengthen the economic sustainability and access of multicultural communities and heritage-related businesses within the Greater Miami & Beaches as part of the efforts of the Multicultural Tourism & Development Department. To learn more about this opportunity and the application process email Petra Brennan, Tourism Business Enhancement Director at Application deadline September 30, 2022.
Black Professionals Network September Networking Mixer: Hispanic Heritage Edition 
Join in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a signature Black Professionals Network (BPN) mixer at Afro-Hispanic restaurant Yarumba Restaurant and Lounge.  BPN mixers provide an opportunity for black professionals from various industries and roles to come together in the South Florida region and form worthwhile connections. Never miss an opportunity to have a chance encounter and build your social or professional network! Hosted by the City of Miami Gardens on September 15, click here to register.
DOMCHAMBER'S 30th Anniversary Expo & Conference
Join your partners, executives, colleagues, friends, in the Dominican Republic's most important event in Florida on September 16. The Chamber of the #5 Worldwide Trade Partner of the State of Florida, the Dominican Republic, wants Dominican, Hispanic, American, and international communities, to make business contacts, investment opportunities, relationships, while enjoying the famous Dominican atmosphere. Click here for more.
Entrepreneurs Access Network | Applications are Open
The EY Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN) is now accepting applications for the 2023 cohort - a 12-month business accelerator program and evergreen community to help Black and Latino owned companies bridge the disparity gap and grow their businesses. Tremendous impacts were made with the 2021 cohort and the momentum is continuing with the 2022 class. Applications are open through September 16, 2022.
Entrepreneurship Experience: Youth Summit 2022
A community event aimed at empowering our youth & young adults ages 14-19 with appropriate skills by way of mentorship, entrepreneurship, & service.  Presented by the City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman Shannon Campbell on September 17.  Click here to register.
International Business Roundtable Breakfast: Trends & Opportunities in Canada, Dominican Republic & Mexico!
Join OWIT South Florida, invited Consuls and International Trade Experts for a discussion on: Trends & Opportunities in Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico.  Hosted by Miami Dade College at Wolfson Campus on September 20. Click here to learn more.
Building Networks to Successfully Secure Local Government Contracts
On September 22, this webinar will show you how to evaluate if government contracting is right for your business, how to search for opportunities and develop the best plan to be successful. Presented by the North Miami Beach CRA, SBDC Florida and FIU's Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.  Learn more here.
Special Event for Business Professionals
Join the Russian-Speaking American Chamber of South Florida on September 22 at Pulse Restaurant Miami, for an opportunity to connect with like-minded business professionals to help the growth of your business. Enjoy delicious food, sip chilled wine and mingle with some of South Florida’s Top Business Professionals. If you own or manage a business in South Florida and are interested in attracting new clients from the Russian-Speaking American community, don't miss this great networking opportunity. Learn more here.
Spanish Small Business Training Workshop
The Miami Bayside Foundation in partnership with the GMCVB’s Tourism Business Enhancement program is graduating another class, fully in Spanish on September 22, as part of the Small Business Training.  The 14-session training is geared to small and mom & pop businesses interested in growing their business venture and learning sustainable practices around entrepreneurship. To learn more email Petra Brennan at or click here.
Get Help to Grow Your Business at NO Cost!!
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses provides business education, support services and pathways to capital for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Participants gain practical skill to take their business to the next level, with topics like financial statements, negotiations, and marketing. Participants develop an actionable growth plan for their business with the help of advisors and a network of like-minded entrepreneurs. The program is free for participants and delivered in partnership with academic institutions across the country. To date the program has served over 10,000 businesses in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. To learn more click here.
US Small Business Administration Announces Landmark Collaboration with Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities to Address Wealth Gap Through Black Entrepreneurship
First of its Kind Agreement That Will Focus on Improving Financial Literacy, Outreach and Capital Access Opportunities Across Communities. Recently, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman , head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America's 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden's Cabinet, signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM)--an authority unique to the SBA among federal agencies--with President Reuben A. Shelton III, Esq., on behalf of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)'s Council of Presidents, comprised of nine historically Black fraternities and sororities, sometimes referred to as the "Divine Nine." Learn more here.
Oasis Business Incubator Presents: First Friday Business Breakfast Session
Every "First Friday" of the month, Oasis Business Incubator at Miami Gardens will host a series of business workshops on various topics that will empower as well as equip business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.  Bring your experience, bring your questions, your concerns and an open mind to receive vital information and free resources that will take your business to the next level.  Register here for the October 7 session.
Transformative Experiences for the Culturally Curious Traveler
Cultural Heritage Alliance Tours (CHAT) is back and has gone global. Learn what CHAT has been up to during the global pandemic, their new business growth opportunities for Black-owned travel and tourism businesses and cultural attractions. CHAT is seeking to partner with small Black-owned businesses and cultural attractions throughout Miami as they relaunch and expand their Miami Black cultural heritage tour itineraries. Click here to request more information.
Business Entrepreneurship Specialist - College Credit Certificate by Miami Dade College
The Business Entrepreneurship Specialist College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions or opening their own business or venture in the following areas: Family-Owned Business, Start-Up Venture, and Social Venture. Students may select one of the 3 options, but the certificate is awarded only once. To learn more visit Start-Up Entrepreneurship.
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.
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.
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