Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Operation Opportunity is an initiative of 38HOT: Helping Others Together, Team 4 of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami Class of 2016-2017. This program is focused on creating entrepreneurial and professional opportunities for Miami-Dade County veterans. As part of Operation Opportunity, 38HOT is hosting an entrepreneurship workshop to provide training and resources for veterans looking to start up a new business or grow an existing business. Attendees will hear from experts in the following areas: Starting a Business Accessing Capital Resources to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs This workshop will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm at the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Ansin Building, located at 3250 Southwest 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129-2712. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Registration is required. To attend the event, please register here: There is no cost to attend, and for more information contact Brian Van Hook: (305) 779-9228 /
Speaker: United Way Mission United The U.S. Small Business Administration The Beacon Council Florida SBDC at Florida International University


Friday, March 31, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Why do some businesses easily obtain loans while others don’t? The answer starts with you, the business owner. Learn how to make your business loan-worthy and receive key insights from a seasoned business-banking veteran. From the importance of the business owner’s personal credit to understanding how lenders evaluate your business, this workshop will put you on the right path to having a bankable business. Event held at: FIU Downtown Brickell Campus 1101 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 For more information: (305) 779-9230 /

Managing a Business

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
We never plan to make mistakes. As business owners, we’re focused on running our business. Every day brings new challenges, opportunities and decisions. But there are six mistakes that consistently cause businesses to fail. And we need to know what they are and how to avoid them! Learn how to protect yourself and build a firewall around your business and your personal assets. This is part of a Lunch & Learn series. Event will be located: FIU Modesto Maidique Campus 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199 College of Business Complex (CBC) Special Events Room 232