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Are you opening or running a small business in the City of Miami?

Welcome to MBF’s Resource Center. Here you will find items to help you build your business. Also, follow MBF on twitter @miamibaysidefo to receive our #SmallBizTips, a curated selection of relevant articles.

STARTING A BUSINESS

If you are planning on opening a business in the City of Miami, download Steps to Open Your New Business in the City of Miami, which breaks down opening a business into 3 steps: location, certificate of use, and business tax receipt.

GETTING STARTED

For a quick reference on doing business in Miami-Dade County, Florida, download the Beacon Council’s Resource Guide. In addition to a step-by-step guide to starting a business in Miami-Dade, the Guide provides a list of resources available to small businesses.

PROJECTIONS

Forecasting revenue and expenses is a necessary exercise for understanding your business and managing your finances.  Additionally, most financing institutions are going to want to see three years of projections, with the first year presented monthly.  A template for building your projections can be downloaded here.

BUSINESS PLAN

While there are many ways to layout your Business Plan, some key components to consider can be found in this Business Plan Outline. Each section of the plan is strategically placed to help build a compelling story and should be peppered with images, when appropriate.

DUNS NUMBER

A DUNS number is used for identification purposes as well as for credit reporting. To obtain one free of charge, visit the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) website.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBiztips: LAST DAY TO APPLY! Jump start your business with MBF's Small Business Training! Learn business essentials from experts in accounting, marketing, information technology, and more. Apply at https://t.co/PE0732D8Lk before the end of the day! #mondaymotivation https://t.co/rNlHHFCpwy
Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Register for MBF's upcoming "Developing Your Business Plan" workshop. The workshop will be held Thursday, September 19 from 9 AM to 11 AM at the Center for Social Change (2103 Coral Way, 2nd Floor, Miami, Florida 33172). Register at https://t.co/XoEyXSUG5N.
Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 12:02am
Congratulations to our community partner FIU for ranking 2nd in the nation for their Undergraduate International Business Program by U.S. News & World Report. https://t.co/GHnvVPkRlO
Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: For small businesses, weathering an economic downturn could be particularly unnerving. But there are some steps entrepreneurs can take to prepare. Here are five tips for surviving a recession.
https://t.co/8UzFuCWOLh

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