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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, May 21st, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Join @SBAgov on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon at a free workshop to help entrepreneurs secure federal contracts. Register here: https://t.co/7blUC405mo #mondaymotivation
Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 11:13pm
Join us and the Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce for "Doing Business With M-DCPS"

Register:
https://t.co/wFklpFLlVj https://t.co/YajYy1X9Pf
Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 11:13pm
If you are a small/micro, minority/woman, and/or veteran business enterprise, we want to help you grow your business by participating in the Miami Dade County Public School's contracting and purchasing programs.

Register:
https://t.co/wFklpFLlVj
Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: The press release has long been an invaluable resource for businesses of all sizes. Here's how to put together a professional, impactful press release for your small business. https://t.co/aCrukpiuaR
Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 3:56am
Congratulations to @getcredithealth for partnering with @DriveItAway to provide free credit coaching to @Uber and @lyft drivers in order to make the “path to ownership” a little less arduous.

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