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Welcome to Miami Bayside Foundation

Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) is a nonprofit organization designed to advance economic development in Miami through the support of minority businesses and education.

MBF seeks to do this through the creation and administration of loan programs for minority businesses, through the creation of programs and educational scholarships for minorities, and by providing technical assistance to minority-owned businesses.

In the early 1980’s, prior to the ground-breaking for the Bayside Marketplace, the City of Miami and famed Bayside Marketplace developer Jim Rouse began discussing ideas for an organization that would support minority entrepreneurs in the City of Miami.

In 1986, MBF was created from this partnership as a means to revitalize and serve the City of Miami’s downtown economic core. MBF currently advances economic development throughout the City of Miami through the support of minority businesses and education.

MBF has awarded more than 747 scholarships to City of Miami minority students attending Miami Dade College, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Miami Dade Public High Schools and D.A. Dorsey, George T. Baker Aviation, and Lindsey Hopkins Technical Colleges. It also awarded 80 loans totaling more than $3.5 million to City of Miami minority-owned businesses creating more than 350 jobs and created partnerships that have helped train more than 250 City of Miami minority business owners.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 2:29am
MBF #SmallBizTips: The internet of things (IoT) is a network of connected devices and sensors such as digital assistants (Alexa and Google Home). Here are five ways small businesses can leverage the power of this technology. https://t.co/8wbDrsjfkt
Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 12:00am
@FLMemorialUniv's interim president Jaffus Hardrick is planning expansions for the university including tripling the school's enrollment, adding new programs, bringing in more transfers, creating summer programs students, and more. https://t.co/5PgiT120um
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Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Business credit cards offer a way to finance purchases while also helping businesses build a credit history. However, before applying for a business credit card, know that there are differences between business and personal credit cards. https://t.co/4Z98WPJOPk
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 3:55am
MBF's Small Business Training for Spring 2019 started on March 7th! Thank you to our sponsors @NoMiNews, @miamiandbeaches, @facebook, and @FLDEO. To learn more, visit https://t.co/8GbL7ZdUWk. https://t.co/EY5UCoplW1
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 3:29am
With the Circle of Brotherhood and The Hunger 9 on their tenth day of a hunger strike meant to bring awareness to gun violence in #OurCounty. https://t.co/LYEQmlhTPw

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By contributing to MBF you have an opportunity to impact job creation, encourage economic development and improve the future of Miami.