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Starting a Business in Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County is a vibrant, multicultural community filled with many opportunities for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Are you looking to start a business in our County?

Whether you're just beginning to research business opportunities, or you're about to dive into a new business venture, Miami-Dade County wants to help your business thrive. The County government offers various programs and resources that promote economic development.

Get helpful first steps to starting a business

If you’re looking to start a business, Miami-Dade County’s new Business Startup Assistant provides key information on what you will need to launch. Get a checklist of local, state and federal requirements among nine different business types, or choose to receive information about opening a general business.

Complimentary permitting assistance for small businesses

Businesses in unincorporated Miami-Dade can get help navigating the permitting process, at no cost. Staff provides personalized service and walks business owners step-by-step through the process to completion.

Creating a Business

Get started by researching State of Florida information for creating a new business and deciding what kind of business structure fits best for your future company's needs.

Business Requirements

Businesses must have the proper registrations, licenses and or permits before they can legally open for business. Businesses are subject to municipal, county, state, and federal requirements. Regulations vary by industry, so it's very important to understand the licensing rules where your business is located.

Business Resources

Get more resources about starting a business, including information for employers and business opportunities with Miami-Dade County.

Why Miami-Dade County?

Miami-Dade County has so much to offer. With its great location, it's uniquely positioned for regional and global investments. Plus it offers a diverse and skilled workforce and much more.

Why Miami-Dade County? Find some of the reasons.

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