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Financing Your New Business | Technical Assistance

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers business assistance to start-ups through the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) program and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). These programs offer expert local volunteers and free counseling to help you write your business plan, determine the legal structure of your business, help you evaluate and improve your marketing and sales techniques, or explore exporting opportunities.

Other local Miami resources offering small business training and technical assistance include The Entrepreneurial Institute and the South Florida Manufacturing Technology Center.

SCORE Program

SCORE tries to match counselor experience with client needs and provide one-on-one counseling. SCORE also conducts well-developed pre-business workshops and a variety of business oriented seminars and training sessions.

Visit the SCORE website at: http://www.score.org/ or:

Call, nationwide toll-free, National SCORE Office at 1/800/634-0245 or call SBA at 1/800/U-ASK-SBA, then,

  • Press #1 for the main directory, then,
  • Press #3 for SCORE information, after the message;
  • Press #1, enter your area code.

To contact Local SCORE Offices:

Miami-Dade Monroe County SCORE 0029 Phone: (305) 371-6889 c/o Small Business Resource Center Fax: (305) 374-1882 49 NW 5th Street, 1st Floor Miami FL 33128 Website: http://www.scoremiami.com/ E-mail: score@netrox.net

Broward County SCORE 0017 Phone: (954) 356-7263 299 East Broward Blvd. Fax: (954) 356-7145 Fed. Bldg., Room 345 Ft. Lauderdale FL 33301

Local Business Information Centers provide hardware and software, as well as SCORE volunteer counseling. Check out the BIC website: http://www.sba.gov/bi/bics/

To contact your local SBDC: http://www.sba.gov/regions/states.html and click on the state of Florida.

The Entrepreneurial Institute
Florida Memorial College
Business Administration
15800 NW 42nd Avenue Miami, Florida 33054
Tel: 305-626-3155 Fax: 305-626-3127
Dr. Phillip H. Mann, Director

South Florida Manufacturing Technology Center
3320 NW 53rd Street, Suite 202
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Tel: 800-637-4MFG Fax: 954-486-2809
Ramon J. Zentis, Director


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