Advancing Minority-Owned Businesses Through Training Programs and Workshops
MBF Financial Training
If you’re ready to take the reins on your business finances, we’re here for you!
We know how important financial literacy is to the success of a small business. This weekend training series takes you through 2 Sessions of Financial Statements, Budgeting, Projections, and Cash Flow to help you develop your understanding of business finances and make better financial decisions as a small business owner.
Make sure to apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as there are a limited number of seats available for this session!
Required Criteria to Apply: Active business in operation for a minimum of two years, at least 51% minority owned, located in Miami-Dade County, 10 or less employees, and less than $1,000,000 in annual revenues. As defined by the Florida Statutes, minority includes African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native Americans, and women.
MBF Financial Training
Dates: Saturday, May 15th, 2021 and Sunday, May 16th, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Deadline: Friday, April 30th, 2021
“The training was the best gift to my business. It motivated me; it gave me the resources I needed – and those I didn’t know even existed! The atmosphere was kind, compassionate, and productive.”
“The MBF Business Training is essential to any executive that is serious about becoming and remaining viable.”
“As a new business owner in a very competitive market, the small business training has given us the confidence to become business owners rather than employees.”
Other Programs Available Through Our Community Partnerships
In addition to its loan program, the MBF provides valuable business tools and resources such as counseling and training in business development and management and other related services, through partnerships with local community organizations engaged in economic development.
Announcing a partnership in 2011, the MBF teamed up with the Miami-Dade chapter of SCORE, the premier resource for small business advice and mentoring in America. This partnership allows candidates and future minority business owners recommended by MBF access to all of SCORE’s services free of charge. This includes one-on-one mentoring as well free registration to their ongoing workshop programs offering the tools needed by small business owners.
SCORE Miami matches startup business owners with more than 100 working and retired executives who donate their time and expertise as mentors.
The MBF allows for any qualified candidate to receive the organization’s resources free of charge, including:
- Group workshops offering specialized training such as social media, funding your growing business, hiring, buying a business, accounting, cash flow, creating a business plan, using QuickBooks, and website development.
- Online courses and podcasts on various topics.
- Confidential small business counseling with experts in a variety of fields to help start and build your own business, all services are free of charge for qualified candidates.
If you are interested in participating, please call (305) 379-7070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospera, formerly The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida, Inc., is the leading Hispanic economic development, nonprofit organization in Florida specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida. Prospera offers a variety of services specially designed for Hispanic small business owners.
The MBF has partnered with Prospera to offer entrepreneurs in the City of Miami business seminars, workshops, business consulting, as well as entrepreneurial grants. Topics covered include how to fund your business and finding resources for your growing business.
For more information about the HBIF and workshops offered please visit https://prosperausa.org/.
Small Business Development Council (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Council at Florida International University (SBDC at FIU) brings local companies a team of highly knowledgeable business consultants that offer confidential, no-cost advising to entrepreneurs and business owners looking to grow. In 2014 the MBF initiated a partnership with SBDC at FIU to provide their minority business clients access to expert advice in order to launch, grow, and renew their businesses.
To find out more about SBDC, visit www.business.fiu.edu/SBDC
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