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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, July 21st, 2018 at 3:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Every professional knows that networking is an essential component for success. If you’re looking to build authentic, powerful professional relationships, here are the top 5 networking mistakes you should avoid via @IvyExec.
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Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 12:00am
Congratulations to Drew University student Geisel Dieguez for his academic success, receiving 4 scholarships including MBF's MDCPS Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. https://t.co/TCTsNptoOy
Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: If you're like many business owners, you have an ever-growing list of tasks you'd like to accomplish. Here are 4 productivity and time management tips to help you fit more into your busy schedule. https://t.co/FrIMMfnZKF via @forbes.
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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 12:08am
Last Thursday was the first day of MBF's FREE Small Business Training. Students learned digital marketing business hacks from @bizhackco. This wouldn't be possible without support from @magiccitydist, @miamiandbeaches, @lhccmiami, and @cityofmiami. https://t.co/krxV9YmDjl
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Learn the steps it takes to maximize lead generation and your brand when setting up a trade show booth or table. Join the SBA for their "How to Effectively Conduct Trade Shows and Events" live webinar. Register at https://t.co/qLIWJPnviR.
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