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, January 19th, 2019 at 1:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: It's a New Year! Time to think about your New Year resolutions! Here is an interesting article on the value of the annual exercise!
https://t.co/MH0zQjliMo
Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 11:37pm
The Black Business Loan Program will assist businesses that cannot obtain loans through conventional banks. The program is being administered via the @MiamiBaysideFo and FAU.

https://t.co/sZed6SqZ8z
Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 1:00am
Congratulations to MBF #loanrecipient @MariBunnieCakes for their successful popup in Downtown Doral and their feature in two @MiamiNewTimes articles!
https://t.co/9Xa3FiHoy8
Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 1:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: It's 2019! Time to start preparing your books for 2018 taxes. Here is a list of items you may find helpful when preparing your business tax return. https://t.co/OSOVKrSM2R
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 1:00am
Congratulations to Dermanova Med-Spa and Salon on their successful grand opening and officially becoming an MBF #loanrecipient! Visit https://t.co/yVVBTxYFLG for more information.

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