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.

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 12:10am
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Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Getting new customers for your business is hard work, but it's necessary if you want to be successful. Here are 10 ways you can get the attention of new prospects and turn them into loyal customers via @JanetAttard.
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Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 4:53am
MBF Scholarship recipients receive certificates from @CityofMiami. Good luck with your studies! 🎓 https://t.co/1zERaZ74DY
Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: If you use Powerpoint, here are a few principles and tips to keep in mind via @thisissethsblog
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF had the pleasure of judging @NFTEFlorida's Miami Dade Semi-Finals. Today, the students are competing at Regionals! MBF wishes the students the best of luck! 🍀 https://t.co/2amoO9pLTj

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