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Small Business Resources

US Small Business Administration, Miami
Miami is home to an office of the US Small Business Administration.  The SBA offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance. While SBA does not make loans directly, you can find a local lender who can help you with your loan application. You may also speak directly with a local SBA representative by calling 305-536-5521.

Miami-Dade Office of the Florida Small Business Development Center
The Florida Small Business Development Center Network has over 35 years of experience helping businesses start, grow and succeed. Florida SBDCs have assisted hundreds of thousands of potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information needed to make sound business decisions in a complex and ever-changing marketplace. With partners ranging from institutions of higher learning to federal, state and local governments to private organizations, and funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Florida SBDCs offer this business management and technical assistance at little or no cost.

SCORE | Counselors to America's Small BusinessSCORE is a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is staffed by over 12,400 volunteers who counsel business people from over 400 chapters throughout the United States. SCORE counseling can help you start, grow and manage your business.

Miami-Dade Strategic Procurement Department
The Strategic Procurement Department is the primary agency charged with buying goods and services for the County. The Agency is working to make doing business with the County easier than ever. They have streamlined operations, simplified procedures and documentation, and brought in some of the best purchasing professionals available. Learn how to register and enroll as an eligible vendor with Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Small Business Development
Get certified as a small business. Certification is the gateway to opportunities through the County's Community Business Enterprise (CBE), Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE), and more.

Neighbors and Neighbors Association
NANA was established in 1995 to help small "mom & pop" businesses in Miami-Dade County. Beyond administering Miami-Dade County's Mom & Pop annual grant, NANA offers assistance to small businesses year-round.