Small Business Workshops

Advancing Minority-Owned Businesses

MBF Small Business Training

In September of 2015, MBF launched its first 10-session Small Business Training for minority-owned City of Miami businesses. The training provides business owners with essential tools and skills to grow their companies.

In March of 2017, MBF celebrated another cohort of Miami small business owners graduating its fifth training. 

The 5 week, 10-session workshop provides business owners with essential tools and skills to grow their companies including compliance, intellectual property, hiring, policies and procedures, real estate, contracts, direct sales and marketing, online marketing, bookkeeping, finances, and accessing capital.

We have received positive feedback from the workshop participants.  Many noted that bookkeeping, financial reporting, information on acquiring loans, and marketing were the most important topics they learned about during the workshop.


As a new business owner in a very competitive market, the small business training has given us the confidence to become business owners rather than employees.

Lia Ames

Cofounder Lunchology, LLC

The MBF Business Training is essential to any executive that is serious about becoming and remaining viable.

Ed Haynes

President/CEO Haynes Security Services, Inc

Summer 2017 Small Business Training for Miami Minority Business Owners

July 18,20,25, 27, August 1,3,8,10,15 & 17.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Overview of Topics Covered: Preparing your Business & Personal Credit; Protecting your Business, HR, Insurance & Intellectual Property;  Market Research & Analytics;  Branding & Marketing; Understanding the Financial Records of Your Business; Preparing Cash Flow Projections; Completing Your Executive Summary & Action Plan/Accessing Capital.

GROW Entrepreneurship Program

MBF is partnering with Continental National Bank and Florida SBDC at FIU to offer a dynamic, advanced course to accelerate business growth. This 30-hour program will guide 20 business owners as they develop a strategy and action plan for growing their business. For more information or to apply click here

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