MBF Resource Center

Loan Resources

 

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, July 20th, 2019 at 2:57am
#SmallBizTips: Pricing a service business can be tricky. Here are some guidelines to ease the process. https://t.co/v9ClNrnynX
Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 2:30am
@BaysideMktplace @MiamiBaysideFo & @NFTEFlorida sponsored 20 City of Miami High School students for the day. The students went on a scenic tour of Biscayne Bay and enjoyed lunch aboard @IslandQueenMIA. They also learned about running a small business and toured Bayside! https://t.co/uoDjU4yIJf
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 3:00am
Congratulations to Groovin' Bean, MBF’s newest loan recipient! Located in historic Overtown, Groovin’ Bean offers a touch of New Orleans with their homemade beignets. Enjoy with their organic fair-trade coffee creations. #miami #coffeeshop #smallbusiness #historicovertown https://t.co/No7xsMKaJA
Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 5:00am
Take advantage of SBA’s Learning Center: sign up for one of their FREE online small business courses. https://t.co/umLkrtsarf

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