MBF Resource Center

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 12:00am
Congratulations to the 12th graduating class of the MBF Small Business Training! https://t.co/zDpUi6xIoQ
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 5:06am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Have a great business idea but don't know how to start? Join @ScoreMiami's FREE workshop to learn what is involved in starting a business and if your business idea is viable. Register at https://t.co/qCfzDLuNWJ.
Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 4:21am
The Small Business Training Program w/ @MiamiBaysideFo and @MDCollege culminated last night with its Graduation & presentation of Certificates of Completion to all 31 #smallbiz owners. @GreaterMiamiCVB welcomed the small businesses by giving a 50% discount to become a member. https://t.co/baSjq1gglX
Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Get found on Google. No matter what kind of business you have, Google is typically the first place people search. Here are five things you can do to improve your search visibility. https://t.co/5jkEhlzbxm https://t.co/eG1OL44P2r
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #loanrecipient @groovinbean1 will be having their grand opening this Saturday, November 16! Join them at 11 AM and enjoy complimentary coffee, live music, face painting, beignet decorating station, and more. https://t.co/xEKMMmL8dE

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