Best Small Business Resources in the Miami Area

Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Florida has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Miami area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Florida.

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Venture Hive - Miami

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Coworking

Description

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.

Restrictions

You must be willing to dedicate 15-20 hours a week and pay a fee if participating in a program.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

5966 South Dixie Hwy., Suite 300
South Miami, FL 33143
305-735-1274
info@venturehive.com


Florida Women's Business Center-Center for Technology Enterprise and Development, Inc

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Networking

Description

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

Restrictions

The Women's Business Centers are, as the name implies, meant for women primarily.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

401 W. Atlantic Avenue, Suite 09
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-265-3790


MADE at the Citadel

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking

Description

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

8325 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33138
305-699-3727
info@madeatthecitadel.com


Miami SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

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.


SBDC at Florida International University Miami

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1101 Brickell Avenue, South Tower Penthouse
Miami, FL 33131


The Launch Pad

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Financial
  • Networking

Description

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.

Restrictions

Business must be located in southern Florida.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1306 Stanford Dr., Whitten University Center #1319
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-284-2789
um@thelaunchpad.org