MIAMI-DADE – Applications for the second cohort of the 7-week course entitled “How to Find Customer’s Online Course” are now open for small businesses located in District 5. In April 2022, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins partnered with Miami-based BizHack Academy to provide in-depth digital marketing training and personalized coaching for up to 120 small businesses located in District 5. The first cohort was a success with over 20 businesses receiving their completion certificate from Bizhack Academy.

“Our small businesses are the heart and soul of Miami-Dade County’s economy and employ a third of our workforce. It has always been a priority of mine to ensure that our small businesses have the resources and funding they need to survive and thrive in our community,” said Commissioner Higgins. “I’m happy to partner with Bizhack Academy to reintroduce this program to our District 5 mom and pop businesses and provide another opportunity to help them elevate in the current digitally-driven world.”

“How to Find Customer’s Online” is an introductory course in digital marketing for small businesses so they can find, attract, and retain customers online. Participating business owners will work with expert instructors and peer business owners to learn the BizHack Lead Building System™ methodology, create a Business Directory Listing, and develop a personalized Growth Roadmap that provides a clear plan of action with next steps for finding customers online. The 7-week course will be led by BizHack Founder and CEO Dan Grech.

“Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy, and they were the hardest hit by the pandemic,” says BizHack’s Dan Grech. “In order to ensure that Main Street stays local and independent, we must support our small businesses. That starts with getting them access to the information and tools they need to thrive in a digital-first economy.”

To qualify, businesses must be based in District 5 (including home-based businesses), they must attend the live classes and do the assignments, and their website and social media will be reviewed to confirm they’re a good fit for the program. Applications for the second cohort are now open here.

This course is a part of Elevate District 5, a small business recovery and growth program created by Commissioner Higgins that utilizes data and feedback to create, leverage, and expand programs and tools to support and strengthen small businesses in District 5. It is funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), President Biden’s plan to provide direct relief to Americans, contain COVID-19, and rescue the economy.

About Bizhack Academy

BizHack Academy is a certified minority-owned Florida business with a mission to give 10,000 under-served small businesses the digital tools they need to thrive in a rapidly changing economy. Over the past two years, BizHack has given out more than $250,000 in scholarships to 123 BIPOC- and women-owned businesses, and it has hosted nearly 100 free live webinars attended by thousands of small businesses impacted by COVID.