November 2016, Volume 20, Number 5

Powerful Partnerships

Small Businesses Get Boost

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MDC’s School of Business has been awarded a $75,000 grant from Citi Foundation to continue its successful Small Business Education Program/Grow Miami Initiative, a dynamic training project for business owners in Miami-Dade County. The next program begins in the spring with enrollment starting in November.

This contribution helps MDC extend its community outreach efforts by selecting qualified business owners from low- to moderate-income areas and offering free seminars and coaching sessions conducted by experts. This year’s program also offers two start-up workshops and coaching sessions in Spanish.

In the past nine years, generous contributions from Citi Foundation have enabled MDC’s School of Business to provide free workshops to more than 500 entrepreneurs, teaching them the fundamentals of operating and sustaining their businesses.

“We are extremely thankful to Citi Foundation for its continued support and giving us the opportunity to develop an innovative small business platform,” said Dr. Ana M. Cruz, chair of the School of Business at Wolfson Campus. “This year’s program will offer business owners an array of seminars, including digital marketing, sales and finances. We have organized a very comprehensive program consisting of six sessions, followed by a second phase where professionals provide individual assistance to the small business owners.

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