Business Resource Center

Resource Guides

Starting a Business in Miami-Dade

For a reference on doing business in Miami-Dade County, 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.

Opening a Business in City of Miami

If you are planning on opening a business in the City of Miami, download the guide “Steps to Open Your New Business in the City of Miami,” which breaks down the process into 3 steps: location, certificate of use, and business tax receipt.

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Learn about the loan programs funded by MBF that have helped dozens of small businesses just like yours thrive and grow.

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MBF offers exclusive training programs to help business owners learn about tools and skills to help them grow their companies.

Additional Resources

Axis Helps Miami

Axis Helps small business owners find and navigate the resources they need to sustain and grow.

Calculating 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. Here is a downloadable template for building your projections!

Creating a Business Plan

Ready to put together your Business Plan? Here’s a downloadable outline to get you started.

Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS)

MDPLS is a great source for business planning, financing, operating, and investing. The Gale E-Books: Business Plans Handbook provides actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding. All these are FREE with your library card. 

DUNS Number

Do you need a DUNS (Dun & Bradstreet) number for your business? A DUNS number is used for identification purposes as well as for credit reporting. Learn how to obtain one free of charge!

SCORE Miami Dade

SCORE is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed.


The SBDC provides confidential, no-cost consulting to entrepreneurs and business owners looking to grow.

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness Kit

Hurricane Season is around the corner and 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.

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