Free workshop for small businesses

Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and The Beacon Council partner up

Ashley Montgomery | 1/23/2014, 9 a.m.

In a county where there are thousands of small businesses flourishing — The Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson want to make sure that they are staying afloat and prospering as they should. 

On Tue., Jan. 28th a free workshop will be held at the Joseph Caleb Center from 5:30 p.m. until


Commissioner Audrey Edmonson

7:30 p.m. in room 110. 

‘Open for Business- Small Business Workshop’ is striving to promote economic development in the community. The How-to workshop will touch on topics like: building a business plan, acquiring financing resources, accessing government contracts, connecting with business networks and more. 

Commissioner Audrey Edmonson understands the value of not only starting a business but also keeping a business alive and thriving after its second birthday. 

“Small businesses are the core of our community, more people in our community are hired by small businesses rather than medium or large,” Edmonson said. “Most small businesses in the Black communities do not know how to sustain throughout the years.” 

The Beacon Council is Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership that has worked to enhance our community for businesses to operate. According to their website, more than 865 new location and expansion projects have been completed and more than 86,000 direct and indirect jobs have been created. 

Commissioner Edmonson, the Beacon Council and many other supporters from the County will provide assistance during this workshop. They are all expecting a great turnout and are requesting participants reserve their spot early.

Space is limited and you can RSVP online at www.beaconcouncil.com/events or call 305-579-1338.