Specialized, hyperlocal consultants in your neighborhood

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Specialized, hyperlocal consultants in your neighborhood

Florida’s 27th Congressional District encompasses the City of Miami, Coral Gables and runs south through Westchester and Kendall to Cutler Bay. According to 2019 Census estimates, of Miami-Dade County’s over 86,000 business establishments, 33,000 reside in District 27. Whether the businesses are retail, construction, restaurant/hospitality or professional services, all were impacted in some way by the pandemic and still need assistance with growth and pivoting their businesses.

To address these key needs in FL-District 27, the Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida International University has secured funding from the U.S. Business Administration (SBA) to expand its successful Business Growth and Acceleration Program (BizGap) to District 27. BizGap will dedicate business consultants to assist small businesses located within District 27 with in-community and in-language consulting and training in key areas, such as government contracting, access to capital, financial literacy, and startup assistance. This community-focused approach will help District 27 small businesses start, grow and succeed.

Register today to set up a no-cost consultation so we can learn more about you and your business. After that, we can connect you to consulting, training, or access to other critical resources in the community.


Local consultants, community events and resources to help your small business start, grow and succeed

There are a number of barriers local entrepreneurs face when looking to start or grow their businesses. Whether it is overcoming language or cultural barriers to entry, accessing government programs or opportunities, or connecting local businesses with industry experts in the community, BizGap is here for you. Our program has three key components:

» One-on-One Business Assistance
» Community Trainings and Neighborhood Canvassing
» Connectivity to Small Business Networking, Resources, and Information

Services and trainings are available in English, Spanish, and Kreyol. Critical resources and assistance you can access include:

Startup Assistance

Financial Management and Access to Capital Assistance

Marketing/Sales, Business Strategy, and Operations

Government Contracting and
Procurement Assistance

Industry-specific training

Upcoming Events


Branches Trish and Dan Bell Family Empowerment Centers
Career Source South Florida
Community Fund of North Miami-Dade
EDC South Miami-Dade
Miami-Dade Public Library System
Miami Bayside Foundation
Miami Open for Business
Dade County Federal
Strive 305
Rice Miami Fund

Client Successes

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FIU Downtown at Brickell
1101 Brickell Avenue, South Tower
Suite 300
Miami, FL 33131

Email Us:
Email: bizgap@fiu.edu

Call Us:
Call: (305) 779-9232