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 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/
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/
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:
and click on the state of Florida.
The Entrepreneurial Institute
Florida Memorial College
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