Starting and running a small business requires resources. There are businesses, government groups, and nonprofits ready to help you.
We’ve compiled a list of Miami small business resources and created tools and guides to help you operate a successful business in Florida.
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Local Resources for Small Business in Miami
Using local resources can make a big difference. Here are some of the best local resources for small businesses in Miami.
To get more Florida business resources, visit our Florida Small Business Resources guide.
Venture Hive Miami
Venture Hive is a top-tier accelerator program designed specifically for people looking to start a business part-time, transitioning to a full-time job after a successful launch. Venture Hive is a paid 12-week program that offers free consulting with legal and other technical professionals, weekly one-on-one mentoring, and a mini MBA course teaching vital business skills.
You must be willing to dedicate 15-20 hours a week and pay a fee if participating in a program.
1200 Anastasia Ave.
Miami, FL 33134
Phone Number: 305-735-1274
Florida Women's Business Center
Women's Business Centers are nationwide programs established by the SBA to assist women in starting small businesses. Some of these centers are combined with other local organizations and use that relationship to offer even more services. Each Women's Business Center has counselors who can provide mentorship and assistance with business planning. Women’s Business Centers also provide a network of other businesses, and some have loan programs available.
The Women's Business Centers are, as the name implies, meant for women primarily.
401 W. Atlantic Avenue, Suite 09
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone Number: 561-265-3790
MADE at the Citadel
MADE is a co-working space for creative entrepreneurs looking for a vibrant environment from which to work. Various paid membership tiers offer everything from virtual access to a private office. MADE has a culture that sparks innovation and fosters creativity, bringing together a myriad of local experts to collaborate and succeed.
8325 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33138
Phone Number: 305-912-6912
SCORE Miami Dade
SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.
Florida SBDC at FIU
The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.
1101 Brickell Avenue
South Tower Penthouse
Miami, FL 33131
The Launch Pad
The Launch Pad is a venture launched by the University of Miami that aims to support budding entrepreneurs in the south Florida region. The Launch Pad offers consulting and mentoring services exclusively to University students and alumni. Students and alumni also have access to seminars, workshops, and networking events that are also open to the general public.
Business must be located in southern Florida.
1306 Stanford Dr.
Whitten University Center #1319
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone Number: 305-284-2789