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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.

Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 1:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Is the cost of advertising on Google and other pay-per-click networks too high for your small business? Maybe not. Here are factors that will help you determine if advertising on search engines could be cost-effective for your company. https://t.co/XNmCGTY7Q1
Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 1:00am
Last night, MBF's #SmallBusinessTraining students presented their business plans to a panel of bank and alternative lenders 📊 Thank you to the panelist for participating in this educational event and providing sage advice. https://t.co/GMJbOQGHx4
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 4:31am
MBF #smallbiztips: Bad online reviews can cause potential customers to shop elsewhere, negatively impacting your business’ bottom line. If your business has received a bad online review, here are steps you can take to handle it and minimize the damage. https://t.co/N1kP5IPpww
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 2:11am
MBF #smallbiztips: Tomorrow at noon, the SBA will have a webinar on the 8(a) Business Development Program that helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. Register at https://t.co/N8ssFJ0XoC. https://t.co/y3oqXHvGzs
Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 1:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Are you looking for ways to get more Instagram engagement? Wondering how to build stronger consumer relationships? Here are seven ways to improve your Instagram engagement.
https://t.co/l7GGkgfcgp

 

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