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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.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 1:37am
Register now for tomorrow's Cash Flow workshop! https://t.co/Ww927BN9Ey
FIU Entrepreneurship @FIUEntrepreneur
Are you profitable & struggle monthly in managing your cash flow? On 9/22 from 10a-2p, hosting a Manage Your Cash Flow Workshop in partnership w/ @MiamiBaysideFo. The workshop will help businesses understand the difference between profits & cash flow.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Your online presence needs to be strong and healthy if you want your business to be successful. Even if you are not an expert, you can use these 8 tips to build your online presence.
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Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 12:00am
Last night's "Introduction to Financial Statements" workshop, by SBDC at FIU and MBF, addressed planning for future growth and measuring the financial success of your business! Go to https://t.co/taNA8RVRhd to learn about our upcoming workshops. https://t.co/pIAAqnJtNO
Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users, making it a great place for businesses to reach consumers. If you are looking to pay to boost your posts or create effective ad content on the platform, here are some expert tips.
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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 12:00am
Congratulations to MBF #loanrecipient @PantherCoffee for being featured in @DailyCoffeeNews' article, "Best of Cauca Auction a Model for Coffee Success in Colombian Post-Conflict Zones."
https://t.co/sdMgbUWtoc

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