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Certification Programs

Miami-Dade County's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Local Developing Business (LDB) Certification programs were created for any business entity providing construction, architectural, engineering, goods, services, and aeronautical support services. The applicant firm must have an actual place of business in Miami-Dade County and whose three-year average gross receipts or number of employees meet thresholds of the programs. The SBE programs is free, and is race and gender neutral.

Miami-Dade County offers three types of programs for Small Business Enterprise (SBE):
  • Goods & Services
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Construction
Not-for-profit or non-profit corporations are not eligible for certification. Applicants must be properly licensed to conduct business in Miami-Dade County, must have received a Local Business Tax receipt from Miami-Dade County one year prior to certification, must perform a commercially useful function with an actual place of business in Miami-Dade County. A business owner alone or as a member of a group, shall own or control only one SBE at a time and shall not own and control another separate business certified under the Small Business Enterprise Program.

Certification for a SBE firm is valid for a three-year period. To validate continuing eligibility, SBD may conduct a random audits within the three year certification period. Additional information may be obtained at the Small Business Enterprise Programs or call the Small Business Development office at 305-375-3111.

Apply for SBE Certification Programs online through the Business Management Workforce System.