Donate  |  Contact Us  |  Search
Children & Youth Services
Economic Development
What is ASSETS Miami?
ASSETS Miami is a training course for individuals who want to start their own business or strengthen a business they already own. This course is focused on the practical side of business. Participants receive classes and mentoring in various areas necessary for business success. These include:
Advice from experienced mentors
Assistance in finding financing
Access to a computer lab in order to professional build a business plan
The program seeks to assist low-moderate income individuals in Miami Dade that have a dream or vision to start or improve their own business.
Course Duration
11 weeks

Assets Miami Program in English language meets for every eleven weeks on Thursday evening from 6:30pm-9pm. Training Cycles start in February, May and September.

South Florida Urban Ministries Conference Room
2850 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33133
Fees are affordable, based on income and family size. We require a copy of the tax return and/or pay stub with your application. Come prepared to pay the fee at the first class. Scholarships are available.
Requirements for Graduation
Participants successfully graduate and receive a certificate of achievement if they have three or fewer absences, complete the assignments and business plan.
Questions? Want to participate or volunteer for the program? Call South Florida Urban Ministries, 305 442-8306 or email
Other Services
ASSETS Miami also offers the following services free of charge to graduates:
Ongoing assistance with business issues.
A mentor who has relevant business experience.
Help in finding financing. ASSETS Miami does not provide loans or grants for a graduate’s business but will assist graduates in seeking loans from other sources.
Alumni group that offers continuing support and networking opportunities.
Assistance in creating your business plan
Access to the computer lab to professional design your business plan.
ASSETS Miami was started in partnership with Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) and South Florida Urban Ministries. More than a thousand entrepreneurs have graduated from ASSETS training programs in all 10 locations in the US.
“Through ASSETS Miami, I’ve taken the first step to do something that I always wanted to do.”
-Veronica Brown – B Dazzle Beauty Salon
2850 SW 27th Ave.Miami, FL 33133 Phone: 305-442-8306 / Fax: 305-442-9726 Email: