Scale Up D5 – English

Program Details

Similar to our Scale Up Miami program, Scale Up D5 is designed to help small businesses owners ready to take their business to the next level. The Idea Center has partner with District 5 Commissioner Eileen Higgins to host Scale Up D5, a program for micro to small business owners in Miami’s Commission District 5 which includes Little Havana, Downtown Miami and parts of Brickell and Miami Beach.

The program will offer an introduction to business principles, require you to complete a growth plan, and prepare you to pitch your ideas in a final pitch competion where you can win up to $5,000.

To find out whether your business falls within the District 5 boundaries,

What You'll Learn

Scaling Strategies

Discover effective methods to expand your business, reaching new markets and customers, while managing the challenges that come with growth.

Finance and Forecasting

Learn how to accurately project your business’s financial future, allowing you to make informed decisions and secure financing for your expansion plans.

Strategic Promotion

Learn marketing techniques to help your business stand out in a competitive market, attracting and retaining customers more effectively.

Community Building

Get access to networking opportunities for collaboration and support, strengthening your business’s position within the local ecosystem.

Our Instructors

Karina Diehl

Communications Consultant and Founder of KJDConsulting

Suzanne Jewell

Marketing Expert and Motivational Speaker and Coach

Chris Collie

Business Consultant and Managing Partner at Engaged Talent Solutions

Jose I. Rasco

CEO and Founder at Dot Health and STRAAT Managing Director

Sandra LaFleur

MDC's Director of Changemaking Education and Social Innovation


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