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.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS KIT
This Business Continuity Tool Kit is a resource for business owners who are looking for assistance with ensuring that, should a disaster hit, their business is ready to recover, and to get back to business quickly. Included is a pro-active checklist along with access to templates for preparing a Business Continuity plan for your business. Direct links to local, state, and federal agencies are attached along with phone numbers to organizations that can lend emergency support.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 at 2:19pm
Congratulations to MBF’s 14th Small Business Training graduating class! 🎓 For more information on MBF’s business workshops, please visit https://t.co/nxq2iPxEnX! https://t.co/IzHXoYAgkh
Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 2:27pm
Students at our Truist/MBF Digital Marketing Series! 💻 📲 The workshop teaches small businesses how to digitize in time of COVID-19. For more information on MBF business workshops, please visit https://t.co/nxq2iPxEnX! https://t.co/rhGotdN47R
Monday, August 10th, 2020 at 12:41pm
MBF #SmallBizTips: Do you need to grow your digital marketing footprint, but don't know how? Apply for the Truist/MBF's Digital Marketing Series. This in-depth program will prepare you to use digital marketing to grow your business. Visit https://t.co/SprY35nmPv to apply. https://t.co/0T51AV7aTn
Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 3:00am
Congratulations to the 13th graduating and first virtual class of the MBF Small Business Training! 🎓 For more information on MBF business workshops, visit https://t.co/WziW7EGtTM! https://t.co/VbUyTqfm3O
Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at 3:14pm
MBF #SmallBizTips: The RISE Miami-Dade Fund is a new loan program for Miami-Dade small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Visit https://t.co/KTsfOVzfqf to apply for the loan.

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