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Small Business Development Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has created a series of online resources available for entrepreneurs. The Small Business Resource Guide includes pages of ideas, references and suggestions covering issues related to starting a business and provides a listing of financing options available through SBA.

The local office of the Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE and Minority Business Development Agency Business Center, can answer some basic questions about starting your business. We encourage you to start your research there.

Local Business Assistance Offices

SBA South Florida District Office  
100 S Biscayne Boulevard, 7th Floor
Miami, Florida 33131
Phone: 305-536-5521

Florida Atlantic University - SBDC  
8500 SW 8th Street, Suite 224
Miami, Florida 33144
Phone: 786-388-9040

Dade SCORE 
100 S Biscayne Boulevard, 7th Floor
Miami, Florida 33131-2011
Phone: 786-425-9119

Minority Business Development Agency Business Center - Miami
970 SW 1st Street, Suite 405-406
Miami, Florida 33130
Phone: 786-316-0888

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Marketing your Business

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Self-Assessments

Before you embark on your new business venture, it's a good idea to determine whether you have the right personality to start a business. To assist you with this, we have provided some links to help you decide whether entrepreneurship makes sense for you.

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Write a Business Plan

A business plan articulates what a business is, where it is going, and how an entrepreneur wants to take it there. A business plan will likely include a summary, a company description, a marketing plan, an operations plan, and management and organization information. A business plan is critical - without a business plan, a business may fail. Most banks require a business plan prior to lending.

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