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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, March 23rd, 2019 at 2:29am
MBF #SmallBizTips: The internet of things (IoT) is a network of connected devices and sensors such as digital assistants (Alexa and Google Home). Here are five ways small businesses can leverage the power of this technology. https://t.co/8wbDrsjfkt
Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 12:00am
@FLMemorialUniv's interim president Jaffus Hardrick is planning expansions for the university including tripling the school's enrollment, adding new programs, bringing in more transfers, creating summer programs students, and more. https://t.co/5PgiT120um
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Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Business credit cards offer a way to finance purchases while also helping businesses build a credit history. However, before applying for a business credit card, know that there are differences between business and personal credit cards. https://t.co/4Z98WPJOPk
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 3:55am
MBF's Small Business Training for Spring 2019 started on March 7th! Thank you to our sponsors @NoMiNews, @miamiandbeaches, @facebook, and @FLDEO. To learn more, visit https://t.co/8GbL7ZdUWk. https://t.co/EY5UCoplW1
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 3:29am
With the Circle of Brotherhood and The Hunger 9 on their tenth day of a hunger strike meant to bring awareness to gun violence in #OurCounty. https://t.co/LYEQmlhTPw

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