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Resources for Black-Owned Businesses in Miami-Dade County

We’ve collected a list of ongoing resources and current opportunities for Miami’s Black-owned businesses, including training, funding, grants, and more!
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In case you haven’t yet heard, Miami-Dade County recently declared the month of August as Black Business Month! Each year moving forward, this month will be dedicated to promoting and propelling the County’s multi-billion dollar Black-owned business community. In addition to the exciting events that will occur each August, below is a list of on-going grants, loans and training opportunities specifically for Black-Owned Businesses in Miami-Dade County:

Training and Advice

  • Free business advice and training with the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce
  • Support and guidance for Black-owned businesses that sell on Amazon
  • Business coaching and training program for black business owners
  • Looking to grow your business with government contracts? Reach out to the local MBDA (Minority Business Development Agency) or the FSMSDC (Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council)

Grants 

Loans

If you’re considering a loan to maintain operations, grow your business or pay off credit card debt, Axis Helps has created an easy-to-use guide that can help you decide whether to pursue a loan from a credit union, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a traditional bank or another type of lender. Check out our Guide to Miami Business Funding online

Here are two options that lend locally and offer loan programs specifically for Black-owned businesses:

And these Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, lend to minority-owned businesses: 

Make sure to check back often as we continue to update this link with the resources that are available to support local entrepreneurs in sustaining or growing their businesses! 

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Updated: August 17, 2022