July 2021
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Miami Beach Open House Program
Learn how local property owners activated empty spaces in the city's commercial districts while supporting the arts community during the pandemic!

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”.
Emergency Grants Are Still Available for Miami Beach Small Businesses!
Small businesses in Miami Beach can still apply for up to $20,000 in emergency grant money for rent, mortgage, utilities, payrolls, operating supplies and other types of business expenses.
As a condition of accepting the money, small businesses must retain or create one job filled by a Miami Beach resident of low-to-moderate income or the business must be owned by a low-to-moderate income wage earner. Businesses should be prepared to show 2020 and 2021 business tax receipts, tax returns, bank statements, payroll documents, invoices and proof of payment for eligible expenses.

The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Interested businesses are encouraged to review application guidelines and apply by July 31, 2021 here.
Miami Beach RFP Class A Office Space
On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 the Miami Beach Commission unanimously agreed to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to enhance the Lincoln Road district’s appeal as one of the country’s premier mixed-use neighborhoods by adding Class A office space to the mix of restaurants, arts and entertainment venues, boutique hotels, art galleries and retail shops.

The RFP invites developers to propose projects involving three existing city-owned surface parking lots and one city-owned parking garage in the Lincoln Road area. The future development would ultimately connect the nearby Convention Center complex with Lincoln Road and transform North Lincoln Lane from a service alley to a pedestrian-friendly street.

Interested potential developers may register and access the RFP here.
Made possible by a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Miami Beach Race to Trace Resource Team is made up of seasoned Florida Department of Health (Miami-Dade) contact tracers who provide local businesses with services to keep employees and customers safe during this challenging time.

This program offers vaccinations on location - The Race to Trace Team will come directly to Miami Beach businesses by appointment to administer COVID-19 vaccines to employees.

Join us for Summer Series 2021
Please join the City of Miami Beach Building Department for Summer Series presentations. Each session will take a comprehensive approach to plan review and inspections and will be hosted by trade chiefs covering common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Please click here for a list of upcoming sessions.
Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Webinars by FIU College of Business
Take part in these upcoming Florida SBDC Webinars hosted by FIU in the month of July & August.

Digital and Social Media Marketing for Your Keys Business
Thursday, July 22, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
COVID-19 showed businesses of all sizes the importance of connecting with their audiences digitally. Learn how to reach customers and promote products/services online.

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, July 18 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!

Parklet Program Meeting
Residents and businesses are invited to join the City of Miami Beach for a Parklet Program information session, including guidelines, design requirements and application details.

Monday, July 19 at 5:30 PM
Join virtual public meeting: here
Via phone: 301.715.8592 or 833.548.0282 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 937 5968 6923

The program is intended to launch this fall on Washington Avenue and in Sunset Harbour. Interested businesses citywide are encouraged to participate and learn more.
Visit MBBIZ.com or contact MBBiz@miamibeachfl.gov to work directly with the City's Economic Development team to find the perfect spot for your business!

Get started on your search with this office space available at 1815 Purdy Ave and this property in the heart of South Beach at 1210 Washington Ave.

To view other available properties please click here.