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It's Our Business to Grow Yours

FIU's College of Business and the Florida SBDC Network have joined forces to bring local companies a team of highly knowledgeable business consultants to offer confidential, no-cost advising to entrepreneurs and business owners looking to grow. We are ready to help you successfully navigate the obstacles that come with all stages of the business life cycle.

Where do you fit?


Have you been thinking about turning your dream into a reality?
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Have you started your business but are unsure of what to do next?
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Business is good, but not growing. Are you ready to expand your business?
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There comes a time in every business when change is needed.
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Where do you want to go with your business? Do you have a plan?
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Our Consulting Team


Luis Batista

Government contracting and procurement

Frederic Bonneau

Online marketing, social media and web development

Roberto Castellón

Finance, access to capital and business operations

Nile Kirec

Marketing, branding and communications

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How We Can Help

Our goal is to assist business owners in overcoming obstacles, leading to increased profitability. Experienced, paid, professional consultants provide service at no cost to the business. All clients, their businesses, and related information are kept strictly confidential.

Growth Acceleration

A dedicated consultant can conduct an in-depth business assessment, including an onsite visit, to evaluate and implement opportunities to create sustainable growth.

International Business

Our international business specialists can deliver the tools, strategies, and expertise needed to help grow and succeed abroad, including developing an Export Marketing Plan.

Market Analysis

We help you understand your market and uncover new opportunities to deliver products/services. Gain access to data and information generally unaffordable or unavailable.

Government Contracting

Assistance with research and bidding on local, state and federal government contracts, certifications, bid/proposal preparation, registrations, contract administration and auditing.

Financial Analysis

Assess your business cost structure, budgets, and financial situation to uncover hidden profits and gain access to capital.

Start-up Assistance

From identifying funding options to developing customer acquisition strategies, we'll help you take the steps necessary to achieve start-up success.

Business Continuation

Plan for disasters and other business interruptions by preparing comprehensive Business Continuity, Emergency Preparedness, and Disaster Recovery plans.


Together with FIU's Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, we offer training workshops and seminars to help manage and grow a successful business.

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Trainings & Events


EB-5 Visa Conference

EB5 Invest in Florida will cover all aspects of the EB5 Foreign Investor Visa program and marketing to investors. The event will offer best practices information and networking opportunities for seasoned EB5 professionals and newcomers alike. The conference is geared towards Attorneys, Real Estate Developers and Agents, Business Owners, Certified Public Accountants, Technology, HealthCare Developers and Economic Development Professionals.

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What Our Clients Say

"I took the assistance of SBDC at FIU because I was looking for someone to guide me. I was tired of spending money in other places and at the end receiving no help or not the correct help. SBDC has helped me with my plan and expansion."

— Leidy Torres, Mommy and Me Salon

"Our SBDC consultant's advice on pursuing governmental contracts was a game changer for our company."

— Berry Lamy, JFK Tutoring

"In each person there is a potential entrepreneur. However, one of the key aspects is access to information and resources … The SBDC has been my safe haven."

— Rosa Quintero, Rosquines Inc.