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Information & Referrals

Businesses looking for information on available resources in Miami-Dade can get help from our referral center. The Business Assistance Unit coordinates efforts with technical and financial assistance providers to help you find the solutions you need. Information regarding economic development programs can also be of great use to business looking for assistance.

Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) also provides Technical Assistance to Businesses. Businesses looking for information on available resources in Miami-Dade can get help from our referral center. In addition, businesses can access the 2010 PHCD List of Funded Agencies   that provide technical assistance to small and medium-sized businesses in the areas of startup, expansion or relocation. The PHCD's Business Assistance Unit coordinates efforts with technical and financial assistance providers to help you find the solutions you need. 

Such assistance includes, but is not limited to:

  • assessing the clients business needs and capabilities;
  • preparation of business plans;
  • assisting the client in developing a loan or grant request;
  • encouraging good management of the business;
  • providing referrals to potential small business owners to aid in obtaining needed financial assistance and guidance from other service providers.

Business Loans

Please call Micro Business USA at 1-877-722-4505 or contact an U.S. Small Business Administration approved lender.

Other sources of business loans include:

  • Your Bank or Credit Union
  • BAC Funding Corporation - 305-693-3550
  • CAMACOL Loan Fund, Inc. - 305-642-7472
  • Dade County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) - 305-579-0070
  • Florida Export Finance Corporation - 786-845-0400
  • Miami-Dade Commercial Revitalization Program - 786-469-2100
  • Miami-Dade County Department of Business Development 305-349-5960
  • Tools For Change - 305-751-8934
  • US Dept. of Commerce  & Export Assistance Center - Florida - 305-526-7425
  • Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce - 305-571-8006

The length of time it takes to get a loan depends upon the type of loan, credit worthiness and the timely presentation of the required loan documents. The Lending Officer would be the most appropriate person to state the length of time for the loan process.

Business Grants

To view current grant opportunities announcements visit Grants Coordination or Grants.gov.

Women and Minority Programs

You may visit the U.S. Small Business Administration to find out what is presently available

New Businesses

Technical and financial assistance to start new businesses are provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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