Technical Programs

 

Technical Programs

In addition to its loan program, the MBF provides valuable business tools and resources such as counseling and training in business development and management and other related services, through partnerships with local community organizations engaged in economic development.

SCORE

Announcing a partnership in 2011, the MBF teamed up with the Miami-Dade chapter of SCORE, the premier resource for small business advice and mentoring in America. This partnership allows candidates and future minority business owners recommended by MBF access to all of SCORE’s services free of charge. This includes one-on-one mentoring as well free registration to their ongoing workshop programs offering the tools needed by small business owners.

SCORE Miami matches startup business owners with more than 100 working and retired executives who donate their time and expertise as mentors.

The MBF allows for any qualified candidate to receive the organization’s resources free of charge, including:

  • Group workshops offering specialized training such as social media, funding your growing business, hiring, buying a business, accounting, cash flow, creating a business plan, using QuickBooks, and website development.
  • Online courses and podcasts on various topics.
  • Confidential small business counseling with experts in a variety of fields to help start and build your own business, all services are free of charge for qualified candidates.

If you are interested in participating, please call (305) 379-7070 or e-mail info@miamibaysidefoundation.org

To find out more about SCORE Miami, visit www.scoremiami.org. 

To view a list of upcoming SCORE Miami workshops, click here for their calendar.

Prospera

Prospera, formerly The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida, Inc., is the leading Hispanic economic development, nonprofit organization in Florida specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida. Prospera offers a variety of services specially designed for Hispanic small business owners.

The MBF has partnered with Prospera to offer entrepreneurs in the City of Miami business seminars, workshops, business consulting, as well as entrepreneurial grants. Topics covered include how to fund your business and finding resources for your growing business.

For more information about the HBIF and workshops offered please visit https://prosperausa.org/.

Small Business Development Council (SBDC)

The Small Business Development Council at Florida International University (SBDC at FIU) brings local companies a team of highly knowledgeable business consultants that offer confidential, no-cost advising to entrepreneurs and business owners looking to grow. In 2014 the MBF initiated a partnership with SBDC at FIU to provide their minority business clients access to expert advice in order to launch, grow, and renew their businesses.

To find out more about SBDC, visit www.business.fiu.edu/SBDC/

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 at 2:19pm
Congratulations to MBF’s 14th Small Business Training graduating class! 🎓 For more information on MBF’s business workshops, please visit https://t.co/nxq2iPxEnX! https://t.co/IzHXoYAgkh
Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 2:27pm
Students at our Truist/MBF Digital Marketing Series! 💻 📲 The workshop teaches small businesses how to digitize in time of COVID-19. For more information on MBF business workshops, please visit https://t.co/nxq2iPxEnX! https://t.co/rhGotdN47R
Monday, August 10th, 2020 at 12:41pm
MBF #SmallBizTips: Do you need to grow your digital marketing footprint, but don't know how? Apply for the Truist/MBF's Digital Marketing Series. This in-depth program will prepare you to use digital marketing to grow your business. Visit https://t.co/SprY35nmPv to apply. https://t.co/0T51AV7aTn
Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 3:00am
Congratulations to the 13th graduating and first virtual class of the MBF Small Business Training! 🎓 For more information on MBF business workshops, visit https://t.co/WziW7EGtTM! https://t.co/VbUyTqfm3O
Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at 3:14pm
MBF #SmallBizTips: The RISE Miami-Dade Fund is a new loan program for Miami-Dade small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Visit https://t.co/KTsfOVzfqf to apply for the loan.

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