Business Development Intern with HBIF

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About HBIF:

The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) is an economic development, non-profit organization specializing in providing free bilingual business consulting to
Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand a business in the state of
Florida. HBIF focuses on three areas of business development.
-Educational Assistance: All HBIF educational assistance is free, open to the
public and offered in Spanish. Orientation Sessions provide basic information
about how to start a business. The Hispanic Business Workshop Series offers
training on specific topics that assist entrepreneurs in making critical
decisions to succeed.
-Business Technical Assistance: Free one-on-one consulting helps entrepreneurs
identify the short and long-term needs of the existing or prospective business.
These services include assistance with minority certification, business loans,
business plan analysis, and more
-Entrepreneurial Gants: HBIF’s grants allow startups and existing businesses to
receive advanced business development services at no cost. These include legal
structure and accounting assessment, business and marketing plans, branding,
Web page creation, loan application preparation, QuickBooks® training and
export assistance.

About HBIF's Internship Program:
The HBIF Internship Program seeks to give interns hands-on experience and broad exposure to local economic development and small business management. Interns are able to work with experts in business consultants and assist local entrepreneurs in developing their business model or expanding operations. Students interning for college credit are preferred.


Responsibilities can be divided into three pillars.

-Work with multiple entrepreneurs to identify business opportunities, strengths and weaknesses in their companies, in order to develop recommendations for process improvement.
-Conduct market research for specific industries and geographic regions.
-Develop basic business plans and marketing strategies for start-ups and established businesses.
-Work with a mentor in the preparation of business cases and materials to present to TAC Committee (fund granting body).
-Assist South Florida Vice-President with funding opportunities

-Organize and execute seminars and orientations
-Contact potential speakers and partner organizations to coordinate events.
-Represent the organization during events and be responsible for follow-up correspondence.

-Document meetings with entrepreneurs in HBIF’s client relationship database.
-Provide support in office-related duties (answer the phone, take messages, respond to client inquiries, etc).


HBIF will select six interns per session (spring, summer and fall). Candidates must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the position:
 Currently enrolled in a university or college as a full-time degree-seeking student, majoring in Business Administration, Economics, International Business, Public Administration, or a related field
 Candidate must be fully bilingual as the organization’s clientele is predominantly Hispanic
 Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.
 Intern must be willing to work some evening hours occasionally (between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.)
 Intern must be willing to work between 16 to 20 hours per week
 Minimum GPA of 3.0. The student should include a copy of transcripts. An unofficial copy is acceptable.


Required - Fluent Spanish

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