Small Business Boot Camp set for Sept. 22

Business By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, September 14, 2023

 Small business owners will not want to miss a free, action-packed workshop that will provide the inside track on how to do business with Miami-Dade County, become innovative and ready for growth and get  financing.

     The Miami Lakes Economic Development Committee along with experts from Miami-Dade County, BankUnited and Prospera will all speak at Miami Lakes Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 22.

    Registration and breakfast begin at 9:30 a.m. at 6601 Main St.  Five sessions in the program are scheduled to end at 12:30 p.m.

     Economic Development Committee Chair Matthew Casamayor, Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid and Miami-Dade Commissioner Sen. Rene Garcia will kick off the workshop.

     Presenters include:

--Francesca Covey of the Miami-Dade County Office of Innovation and Economic Development; 

--Danilo Vargas, small business innovation manager at STRIVE305; 

--Ana Rioseco of Miami-Dade County small business development;

--Gail Burr, a vice president at BankUnited;

--Jesus Padilla, Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida International University;

--Annette Hungler, program manager at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University and

--Myrna Sonora, regional vice president, Prospera.

     Immediately afterward there will be networking next door at Chela’s Cocteleria with the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Miami Lakes BNI Chapter.

    Sponsors include AC Graphics Digital; Miami-Dade County; the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce; BNI; BankUnited; America’s SBDC Florida; FIU Business; SBA; Prospera; U.S. Century Bank and the Economic Development Committee.

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