FSBDC at Florida International University

FIU Downtown on Brickell - 1101 Brickell Avenue, South Tower Penthouse, 11th Floor
Miami, FL, 33131
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FIU Downtown on Brickell 1101 Brickell Avenue, South Tower Penthouse, 11th Floor Miami, FL 33131
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About the Center

The Florida SBDC at Florida International University provides entrepreneurs with professional business consulting at no cost, management training, and vital information they need to grow and succeed in a complex and competitive global environment.

The FSBDC at FIU maintains a full-service office in Miami, serving emerging and growth businesses in Miami-Dade County.  Consulting services and training are also provided at several locations throughout our service territory.

The FSBDC at FIU is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. SBA, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; hosted by the University of West Florida; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.

Featured Area Consultant

Marjorie Weber


  • Areas of Consulting: Business Accounting, Business Plans, Business Valuation, Financial and Capital Access Assistance, Loan Types
  • Education: BA
  • Experience: 50 years of experience as a financial consultant to business owners, entrepreneurs and real estate developers, having assisted major commercial clients seeking investments and access to real estate capital. She is a former officer of a major New York mortgage banking firm, Sonnenblick Goldman Corp.

Nile Kirec


  • Areas of Consulting: Busienss and Strategic Plans; Start-up; Marketing Communications, Public Relations
  • Experience: 25 Years of Consulting Business Ownership Experience
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish

Alina Matas


  • Areas of Consulting: Business and Strategic Plan Assistance
  • Education: BA/BA, MA
  • Experience: 25 years of experience in business research and writing, having produced business content for different kinds of organizations, from large newspapers to independently owned private firm. She has written on Florida businesses and industries as a business reporter for the South Florida Business Journal, Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal and Daily Business Review.

Shelly Bernal


  • Areas of Consulting: International Market / Export Assistance
  • Education: MBA
  • Languages: Spanish and English