Other Resources

We recognize that not every small business may be eligible for funding through Open for Business. Or, you may be interested in working with additional organizations who can help you grow your business. Below we provide an overview of the top places for information on small business growth in South Florida.

At the bottom of this page, you will also find optional financial templates to use when applying for Open for Business funding.

Labor Miami is a free, centralized,
easy to access, and comprehensive
online tool that helps Miamians
identify and easily access the
resources they need to thrive in
Miami-Dade County. This page lists
providers who support small

Axis Helps Miami is an online
platform that connects Miami-
Dade residents and small business
owners to financial and knowledge
resources. On their website you
can find a calendar of upcoming
events, deadlines for grant and
loan programs, and ways to sign up
for workshops, classes, and
seminars that will help you grow
your business.

The Miami-Dade Business
Navigator program, led by the FIU
Small Business Development
Center, partners with deeply
trusted community-based
organizations to guide small
businesses to community
resources, services and programs
that are available for your

If you are looking for more specific resources, such as help with financing or business consulting, reach out to one of the following providers:
Financial Resources
Below is a list of community-based lenders, also known as Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).

These organizations specialize in lending money to traditionally underserved business owners so you can explore ways to get financing for your business. 

Additional Resources for OFB Applicants

Find your DUNS number here

Apply for your Miami-Dade County Local Business Tax (LBT) license here

If your business is located in a specific municipality, such as City of Miami, Miami Gardens or Opa Locka, you may need to apply for a license in that community as well.

Download Templates for OFB Applications:


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