A Solid Foundation for Successful Small Businesses
Tools for Change works hard to reverse many of the negative trends of economic development and small business growth for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Miami Dade County.
Entrepreneur Certificate program
We have developed a comprehensive entrepreneur training program that focuses on these vital core business competencies. To successfully complete our certification program and receive an Entrepreneur Training Certificate, the individual must attend all of our 5 Business Development Workshops. All 5 workshops will be offered no less than 3 times over the course of the fiscal year.
Legal Business Startup Workshops
We will train entrepreneurs with respect to basic business legal requirements, business management, marketing, accounting and finance, business etiquette and networking. Further, we will provide technical assistance by offering one-on-one business counseling and direct services for entrepreneurs on an as-needed basis. Direct services include, but are not limited to:
• Business Plan Review and Drafting
• Business Formation (Draft Articles of Incorporation/Organization, Bylaws/Operating Agreement)
• Amendments to Articles, Bylaws, and Operating Agreements
• Business Licenses and Permits
Tools for Change offers micro-enterprise loans up to $25,000 each, at an interest rate of 1%-5%, for small businesses. To be eligible for a loan, the applicant must be in business for at least two years and must attend at least 2 of our 5 Business Development Workshops.