August 2021
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GMF Capital to Call Miami Beach Home
Exciting news! GMF Capital, a prominent financial services firm currently based out of New York, is relocating to Miami Beach under the newly announced expedited plan and building permit incentive.

Click here for more info and join us in welcoming this new addition to the Miami Beach community.
Vacant Storefront Cover Program
Learn how the city has brightened up vacant storefronts in the Miami Beach area at no cost to property owners.

Uber Eats Discounts
The City of Miami Beach and Uber Eats are offering savings for Miami Beach residents and app users now through Aug. 14. Uber Eats also donated meal vouchers to city employees who aided during the Surfside response. 

Uber Eats is offering a $0 delivery from independent, small-business restaurants in Miami Beach. Residents and app users can use a one-month free trial of Uber Eats Pass, with 5% discount on eligible orders. New users get up to $10 off first order from a Miami Beach restaurant using Uber Eats promo code, “MiamiBeach10”.
Miami Beach Small Business Grants
Small businesses in Miami Beach are encouraged to apply now for a $20,000 emergency grant for rent, mortgage, utilities, payroll, and operating expenses.
As a condition of accepting the grant, small businesses must retain or create one job filled by a Miami Beach resident or business owner of low-to-moderate income. Businesses should have 2020 and 2021 business tax receipts, tax returns, bank statements, payroll documents, invoices, and proof of payment for eligible expenses.

To date, 16 businesses have each received a $20,000 grant. The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Interested businesses are encouraged to review application guidelines and apply by August 31, 2021 here.
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Site Near City Hall
Nomi Health is conducting COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration in the city parking lot on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. The walk-up site operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointment necessary, offers Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, and PCR nasal swab test results in less than 24 hours.

To view other testing locations across Miami-Dade County, please click here and to find other vaccination sites, click here.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help small businesses grow and create jobs by providing them with greater access to education, capital, and business support servicesfor free.

Join us for Summer Series 2021
Please join the City of Miami Beach Building Department for Summer Series presentations. Each session takes a comprehensive approach to plan review and inspections and is hosted by trade chiefs covering common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Please click here for a list of upcoming sessions.

Budgeting and Projections Webinar
Thursday, August 26, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM
How do you measure the financial success of your business? Are you planning for future growth? The webinar provides business owners with an understanding of how to plan the future growth of their business and be better prepared for revenue swings.

After taking the webinar, business owners will be able to better manage growth via their company's finances.

PROSPERA Business Seminars
Open and free to the public, Prospera’s year-round business seminars are presented in Spanish to offer Hispanic entrepreneur's opportunities to expand knowledge and continue developing skills to start, operate and expand their businesses more effectively.

Industry experts present on topics such as funding, accounting, marketing/pricing strategies, negotiation and sales, business planning, and more.

Pop Up & Shop Up at
Lincoln Eatery
Pop Up & Shop Up will be back at The Lincoln Eatery in Miami Beach on Sunday, August 15 for the day time + night time markets.

Small businesses have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and need support now more than ever. These 20+ local small businesses at the event are looking forward to seeing the community there!


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Get started on your search with this office space available at 9553 Harding Ave and this property in the heart of South Beach at 1556 Alton Road.

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