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Small Business Development
Small Business Development (SBD) is a division of the Internal Services Department. SBD is responsible for the administration of Miami-Dade County's Small Business Enterprise, Wage and Workforce Programs. Additionally, SBD is responsible for the County’s Debarment, Cone of Silence, Selection Committee Formations, Change Order Coordination Process, Anti-Discrimination Ordinance, Prompt Payment Ordinance, Equitable Distribution Program, and Miscellaneous Construction Contracts Program as mandated by County Code, implementing orders, and federal regulations.
Responsibilities include administering and enforcing Miami-Dade County's Business Certification process for the Small Business Programs and the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program; conducting outreach management and technical assistance to small businesses; placing small business measures on County contracts; monitoring contracts to ensure small business measures are met, along with Community Workforce measures, responsible and living wage requirements. SBD also administers the appeals process for violations related to the small business programs, Community Workforce Programs, Responsible and Living Wage Ordinances; maintains a pool of County and outside professionals for the formation of selection committees, and administers the County debarment hearings and firm performance hearings.
There were approximately 1,500 firms certified in the Small Business Enterprise Programs during fiscal year 14-15. As a result of the efforts of SBD in applying small business measures, $294 million was awarded to certified small businesses during fiscal year 14-15, which was 17% of County purchases.
Attend a small business lending workshop, Oct. 6
Learn how to become a registered vendor with Miami-Dade County, meet with lenders and get capital for your business at a small business lending workshop. To reserve your spot, email the Small Business Development Division.
Attend a free business planning workshop Sept. 15
A good business plan can propel your business to the next level – whether it is used to secure a loan, seek investors or simply to guide your team. Attend a free workshop and learn how to make the most of your business plan.
Are you an established plumbing firm?
These plumbing opportunities will be geared towards “Meter Conversion” scopes of services.
10/06/2016 - Small Business Lending Workshop
10/19/2016 - Growing Your Small Business Workshop
11/04/2016 - Construction Contracts Compliance Workshop
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