The Economic Development and Revitalization Department's mission is to support the economic strength and diversity of City of Miramar businesses through effective economic development strategies and programs.

Each week we compile information to help our local business community thrive, grow and prosper.

Basic Accounting to Run Your Business

August 17, 2022, 6:00pm EDT 


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In this informative Financial Webinar, you will learn about the components that create a basic Accounting System. We will discuss Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable, and how it all gets incorporated into the General Ledger to produce the reports that are the cornerstone of your business. This would include the most important reports such as a Profit/Loss statement, and Balance Sheet. We will also discuss additional valuable reports that are generated by these modules. This is a must-attend for anybody in business who wants to understand their financial position.




Wayne Linton is the President of Mega 1 Tax & Accounting with over 35 years experience serving small to medium size businesses in several industries. His strategy as a QuickBooks Advisor is to help Business Owners understand the fundamentals of QuickBooks, and how to interpret basic management reports, which is critical for their business' performance and growth. 

Available Grants and/or Loans and Credit Program

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) 
Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses

The Broward OESBD has assigned small business goals to the projects below. These projects have not been posted for solicitation as yet. However, this is the time to get your business certified and prepared! Additionally, we encourage you to meet with project leads to understand the project scope before posted for solicitation.

  • Fire Alarm Systems Monitoring, Testing, Maintenance and Repair Services
  • Advertising Agency Services (2022)
  • Grounds Maintenance Services

SBE Reserves 
  • A&E Services for BMSD
  • Concession Food Items
  • School Crossing Guard

County to Provide Loans

to Small Businesses and Non Profits 

In December, the County Commission approved their participation and funding for the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Loan Fund. The County's funding will provide flexible, affordable capital up to $100,000 and free business support services to small businesses and nonprofits in Broward County to help them navigate and rebuild from the Covid-19 economic crisis. The loans are designed to reach the smallest of small businesses and those that have been historically underbanked, including those in rural areas and those owned by women, people of color, and immigrants. The fund will be administered by NDC on behalf of the County. Learn More!

NOTE: To be eligible for a SOAR Fund loan, a small business must meet the requirements. The pre-application should be completed and submitted by the owner of the business with the largest ownership interest, and all owners with more than 20% ownership will be required to attest to the information provided.

Florida Memorial University is offering a Certificate Program in Construction Trades. Click here to learn more about this program which aims to provide minorities within underserved populations, throughout urban communities with the skills and resources to obtain a career in Construction Trades.

Small Business Association Releases Hurricane Season Information Guide

When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center issues a watch or warning, use the time available to begin taking the steps included in this guide. This checklist will help you prepare for a hurricane’s effect on your business, employees, and community.

Additional Information: Hurricane Preparedness (

CORRECTION: The County will temporarily close the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application portal to provide time to review and process previously submitted applications.

The application portal closed on Sunday, July 17, 2022, and will reopen on Thursday, August 18, 2022. There are several thousand partially completed applications in the portal that tenants and/or landlords must complete and submit before 11:59PM Sunday, July 17th to be considered in this round of approvals.

Any applications submitted on or before July 17th will be accepted, however applicants in active eviction or in need of relocation funds will be prioritized. Unfinished applications in the system will still be available to residents when the portal reopens on August 18. Residents who did not have the time to submit an application prior to July 17th will have additional opportunities to submit an application when the portal reopens.

Prior to and following the portal closure, applicants can still access in-person assistance with applications and documentation, if needed, at each of the four County Family Success Centers, located in Coral Springs, Hollywood/West Park, Fort Lauderdale, and Pompano Beach. Appointments are required.

Residents who have completed an application and are already working with a processor will be permitted to upload missing or supplemental documents to the portal as requested, to keep their application moving through the approval process during this time period.

For non-COVID-19-related assistance, please contact your nearest Family Success Center for services.

The County encourages residents to visit for program updates and to check the status of their application. Residents are also encouraged to submit all appeals/complaints to For more information, call 954-831-3727 (ERAP) or email

A number of pharmacies, private health companies, urgent care centers and community health centers offer testing. Fees may apply. 

Many retail and online outlets also offer a variety of in-home test collection kits for purchase.

The Federal Government is currently mailing free at-home test kits to residents.

​If you are homebound and cannot visit a test collection site, please call DOH-Broward at 954-412-7300 to make an appointment for an in-home test.

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Masks are longer be required in City facilities; however, they are strongly encouraged.

Current Federal law requires facial coverings at airports, seaports and on public transit, including Broward County Transit buses. The City will follow this guideline on all City buses.

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