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November 2022

The City of Miami Beach Economic Development Department is pleased to provide you with this monthly business newsletter that includes the latest information and resources available for our business community.

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Miami Beach Business Academy: Helping Local Businesses Find Success 

This month we highlight a staple in the North Beach community, Abbott Florist. Learn more about this successful recipient of the City of Miami Beach Emergency Small Business Reimbursement Grant, with the support of the City of Miami Beach Economic Development Department.

Click here to read more.

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2022

Saturday, November 26, 2022, is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our community. Miami Beach businesses are the heart of our community and need our support as they navigate, retool and recharge from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Miami Beach Business Academy

Upcoming Seminars

Online Business & E-Commerce

November 1, 2022

Business continuity management is essential for businesses and most organizations. As businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19, business continuity management is more important than ever. October seminars will discuss what you can do for your business to prepare for disaster.

Register here for the Spanish seminar on November 1, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

City of Miami Beach Building Department

Online Permit Training: Open Forums

November 17 & December 15, 2022

The Miami Beach Building Department is hosting a series of open forums for questions related to the online permitting process. These sessions will provide attendees with a chance to ask questions about any step of the online permitting process.  



Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Building Department Conference Room

1700 Convention Center Drive, 2nd Floor

Miami Beach, FL 33139


If you prefer a virtual meeting, staff can accommodate one-on-one trainings. Schedule a virtual meeting by visiting our Appointment Booking system found here. Once on this webpage, simply select General Services (virtual) – Permitting Questions: Clarification on Permit Process


Looking for retail space? Consider this South Beach location at 1560 Lenox Ave or this corner space in the heart of Mid Beach at 3801 Collins Ave. If North Beach is on your list consider this location at 715 71st St.

To view other available properties, click here.


The Miami Foundation Unveils Microgrants for Technology, Equipment, and Machinery

The Miami Foundation’s core mission is to build a stronger, more equitable and resilient Miami. Through the Open for Business program, the Foundation is supporting historically underserved small businesses and nonprofits to build resilience and generational wealth.

Funded with a $20 million grant from Wells Fargo, The Miami Foundation and financial partner, Partners for Self-Employment, will distribute grants and loans to nonprofits and small businesses across Miami-Dade County to support their acquisition of critical assets, such as technology, equipment, machinery, inventory, and property. Ultimately, the program aims to ensure that historically underserved and underinvested entrepreneurs have a fair chance to build prosperity in the Miami they helped create.

Interested businesses can view full program requirements here and apply here. Applications will be accepted until November 7, 2022.

Miami Bayside Foundation Accepting Applications for Upcoming Small Business Training Period

For entrepreneurs ready to take their business to the next level, the Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) is now accepting applications for their upcoming 5-week, 14-session Small Business Training (SBT) program to help business owners sharpen their skills while learning how to prepare to access capital. 

To be accepted, small businesses must be active and in operation for a minimum of six months, at least 51% minority-owned, and located in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Monroe Counties. As defined by Florida statute, minorities include African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and women.

For more information on program requirements and how to apply, click here.

SoGal Foundation Black Founder Start-Up Grant

SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky’s Center for Racial Equity and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs.

To read program requirements and apply please click here.


City of Miami Beach Weekly Meetings

Stay up to date on all of our upcoming meetings. From Commission meetings to committee meetings, please click here for a full list with links to participate.

Miami Beach Convention Center

IBA 2022 - Annual Conference of The International Bar Association

October 30 - November 4, 2022

The International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference is the leading conference for legal professionals worldwide to meet, share knowledge, build contacts and develop business.

It serves to advance the development of international law and its role in business and society to provide members with world-class professional development opportunities to enable them to deliver outstanding legal services. 

For more information click here.

The International Congress of Esthetics & Spa

November 6-7, 2022

Industry leaders trust the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa for the most cutting-edge and innovative techniques and education. ICES is the perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your career and services with fresh inspiration and insight from the best practitioners in the industry!

Meet one-on-one your prospective and current beauty, spa, and medical aesthetics customers, while discovering new products, services, trends or innovative business approaches. Experience two-days of hands-on workshops, main stage presentations, and expert-guided conferences to rejuvenate your craft and revolutionize your esthetics practice.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Air Cargo Forum Miami and Transport Logistic Americas

November 8 - 10, 2022

The Air Cargo Forum Miami is the most traditional meeting of the air cargo community in the world. After stops all over the world, it now finds a permanent home in Miami.

In parallel, Transport Logistics Americas, the leading international exhibition for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management now finds an additional home in the booming South Florida metropolis. Transport Logistic Americas and Air Cargo Forum Miami thus complements the worldwide coverage of the successful trade show concepts organized by Messe München.

To register click here.

Art Basel

November 29 - December 3, 2022

Since 1970, Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world's premier galleries and their patrons, as well as serving as a meeting point for the international artworld. Now, over 50 years later, its fairs – in Basel, Hong Kong, Miami Beach, and now Paris – rank as the premier shows of its kind, presenting 20th- and 21st-century art with a strong curatorial perspective. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach where a reputation for showing high quality work has attracted leading international galleries and collectors, offering visitors the most important art from around the world.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.


Miami Beach Emergency Small Business Expense Reimbursement Grant Funding Still Available

Small businesses in Miami Beach are encouraged to apply for a $20,000 emergency grant to cover rent, mortgage, utilities, payroll and operating expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Interested businesses may apply here.

Miami Beach Expedited Plan Review and Permitting Incentive Program

The City of Miami Beach is committed to diversifying the local economy by attracting and retaining companies in targeted industries like, financial services and technology. As part of this effort, the city is also offering an Expedited Plan Review and Permitting Program to incentivize targeted relocations, including expansions and associated development for companies. Click here to review full program guidelines.

Miami Beach Job Creation Incentive Program

The City of Miami Beach is offering the Job Creation Incentive Program (JCIP), a performance-based incentive adopted by the City Commission. The program aims to strategically attract new financial service companies and technology firms while helping existing businesses expand in Miami Beach to increase the number of high-wage jobs. Click here for more info and application details.

Miami Beach Film & Production Incentive Program

Making movies and other film projects in Miami Beach has never been easier! A new incentive program brings new guidelines, and fewer restrictions. To review program guidelines and apply, click here.

How to Apply for a Business Tax Receipt and a Certificate of Use

The choices you make affect your business operations, taxes, legal requirements, and revenue. View what you need to operate a business in Miami Beach here.

Plastic Free Miami Beach

PlasticFreeMB showcases businesses that have taken action to reduce plastics from their establishment and to help organizations learn and implement best practices in the area of environmental stewardship. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic hereInterested businesses can register here.

Pop-Up Venue Permit

Pop-up venues are temporary retail spaces that can be used to promote and sell products of all types, ranging from food and beverages, clothing or unique gifts. The concept has the potential for low overhead, low risk and is a great way to introduce yourself to the market, generate buzz, increase sales and extend the reach and exposure of your business. To apply for a City of Miami Beach Pop-Up Venue permit click here.

Miami Beach Vacant Storefront Cover Program

The City of Miami Beach relaunched the Vacant Storefront Cover Program in a continued effort to improve the appearance of vacant, street-level commercial buildings and support the lease-up of retail spaces throughout the city.

First unveiled in 2019, this initiative supports property owners, brokers, realtors and property managers by wrapping vacant storefront windows free of charge with one of five artistic designs preapproved by the city.

Click here to learn more about the program and how to get started. Interested brokers, realtors, property owners and managers should apply here and email the completed application to

Make A Bold Move - Business Assistance


Looking for Bid Opportunities?

If you would like to be notified of available competitive solicitations released by the City of Miami Beach, you must register your company through Periscope S2G, Supplier-to-Government by clicking here. Registration is easy and will take only a few minutes. Refer to the guide for instructions on how to register and submit an electronic bid here.

Become A Registered City of Miami Beach Vendor 

To read more and to register click here.


COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Site Near City Hall

Nomi Health continues to operate the testing and vaccination site located on the first floor of the Pennsylvania Garage (G9) at 17 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The site operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no appointment necessary. Vaccines are administered until 5 p.m., while testing continues until 6 p.m. The site is also administering the COVID-19 vaccine for ages 6 months+ and offering single booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those eligible to receive them. Nomi Health has opened an additional walk-up testing site at 8400 Collins Ave for ages 5 and up. This location also operates seven days a week from 8 6 p.m. with no appointment necessary. It offers both rapid and PCR tests.


Click here for more information.

Help the City of Miami Beach Stop the Spread of Monkeypox

The safety and health of our residents, visitors, and businesses is our main priority. The City of Miami Beach continues to monitor monkeypox, a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Please click here to review the resources provided, as well as the link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, for additional information on how to help mitigate the spread of the virus and create a safe environment for yourself and all of those who live, work, and play in our city.


Visit or contact the Economic Development team here for more information on resources, finding the perfect location(s) for your business expansion or sharing  ideas for future topics. 


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