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Where can I find mentorship and guidance?

Getting a company off the ground is about more securing funding. It’s about getting it ready for market, and brings with it a whole host of legal, business, and marketing issues that could determine whether your company gets sued, audited by the IRS, or flubs its rollout.

In recognition of this burgeoning need, law firms, financial advisors, marketing firms, and a whole host of other entities are rolling out programs specifically for entrepreneurs. Here are a few of them.

10,000 Small Businesses @ MDC

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses has partnered with Miami Dade College to provide small business owners in the greater Miami area with access to practical business courses, financial capital, and powerful networking opportunities to help their businesses grow. Through the support of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, business owners selected to participate will receive a scholarship covering the full cost of tuition and program materials.

What they do: Mentorship
Website: Visit Here

Brand New Mornings

Brand New Mornings are monthly conversations on branding, business, and creativity for entrepreneurs in South Florida. Founded by Nadia Payan (Good Axe Designs) and Gabriela Guzman (The Jupiter Circle), Brand New Mornings was born as way to gather a community of creative entrepreneurs connecting and supporting one another.

What they do: Monthly branding meetup
Website: Visit Here

Carlton Fields law firm

Through LaunchToThrive.com, law firm Carlton Fields provides free counsel on bylaws, articles of incorporation, trademarks and IP, NDAs, employment contracts, and more.

What they do: Legal assistance
Website: Visit Here

DiSchino & Schamy, PLLC

A law firm specializing in creative start-ups, helping entrepreneurs with company structuring and intellectual property. They specialize in a range of industries, from fashion and retail to global ventures.

What they do: Law firm
Website: Visit Here
Phone: 786-581-2542
Address: 4770 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1280

Endeavor Miami

This global non-profit organization launched its first U.S. affiliate in Miami, bringing with it its expert advice and desire to cultivate entrepreneurs in the community. Endeavor Miami selects and mentors a group of high-impact companies to strengthen the market and create high-value jobs. Bringing together a global network of business leaders has proven essential to its success in removing cultural or economic obstacles to entrepreneurship.

What they do: Mentorship
Website: Visit Here
Phone: 786-953-7541

Enterprise Development Corporation

EDC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides mentorship, capital introductions, and business incubation services to entrepreneurs and startups in South Florida. EDC offers a venture mentorship program for individual businesses, and also produces events, conferences, and networking for the larger community.

What they do: Mentorship
Website: Visit Here

FAU Startup Runway

Florida Atlantic University’s Startup Runway program is a business accelerator and mentorship program operated by a public-private partnership. The program provides accepted companies with a full range of services from research to launch to fundraising, based on curricula from Stanford and MIT.

What they do: Accelerator
Website: Visit Here
Address: 901 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton

Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs Meetup

FinTelHub’s mission is to help entrepreneurs gain the knowledge they need to avoid common financial pitfalls in their business venture. They meet the second Thursday of every month at Venture Café Miami.

What they do: Financial guidance
Website: Visit Here

Larry Hoffman | Greenberg Traurig Startup Practicum

The Larry Hoffman|Greenberg Traurig Startup Practicum connects University of Miami School of Law students with new ventures in need of legal assistance. Students in the Startup Practicum help clients with organizing, financing, talent, intellectual property, risk, regulation and other legal issues that arise for entrepreneurs as they launch their new businesses and organizations.

What they do: Legal assistance
Website: Visit Here

MentorDay

MentorDay is the creation of Juan López Salaberry, an entrepreneur and former partner at 500 Startups. The nonprofit arranges monthly one-on-one, 45-minute sessions between experienced mentors and entrepreneurs, focused on specific challenges the entrepreneur is facing. The program is free and takes place on the third Friday of every month. Entrepreneurs apply and are accepted into the sessions on a rolling basis.

What they do: Mentorship
Website: Visit Here

Urban Philanthropies — Overtown

Urban Philanthropies has teamed up with the Partners for Self Employment to provide entrepreneurial and financial literacy training, combined with peer-evaluated business loans of up to $5,000, to be granted to selected future business owners to assist in a successful Overtown startup.

What they do: Mentorship, funding, financial literacy
Website: Visit Here

Venture Hive Miami

Through its accelerator and incubator programs, this entrepreneurial and educational firm promotes the growth of startups in some of Miami’s strongest industries. Venture Hive uses three levels of engagement to energize and cultivate entrepreneurs from around the world and grow the regional economic impact of those ventures in Miami. It also offers Venture Prep and Venture U to encourage innovation among students at high school and university levels.

What they do: Venture capital
Website: Visit Here
Phone: 305-735-1274
Address: 1010 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami

Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab

Founded at Babson College in Massachusetts, one of the country’s leading universities focused on entrepreneurship, the WIN Lab is a program that brings cohorts of female-led businesses through an eight-month program of mentorship, business development, networking, and co-working space. The program is open to businesses from the idea to scale stage.

What they do: Mentorship
Website: Visit Here