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eStart: A Great Tool to Start Businesses in Miami

Starting a new business can be an exciting but overwhelming endeavor. Fortunately, in the vibrant and dynamic city of Miami, aspiring entrepreneurs have a valuable resource at their disposal: eStart.

What is eStart?

Developed by the City of Miami, eStart is an innovative platform and program designed to support and guide entrepreneurs in the process of starting a business in the city. It is a collaboration between local government entities, business development organizations, and community partners, aimed at streamlining and simplifying the road to launching a startup.

Navigating the administrative requirements and obtaining the necessary licenses and permits can be overwhelming for new business owners. eStart streamlines this process by providing a centralized platform where entrepreneurs can access information, submit applications, and track their progress. This simplifies the bureaucratic hurdles, saving time and effort.

One of the exciting features of eStart is its new zoning tool, which provides invaluable assistance to entrepreneurs in determining what type of business they can open in their desired property or zone. This tool takes the guesswork out of understanding the complex zoning regulations and helps entrepreneurs make informed decisions about their business location. Thanks to this helpful tool, users can quickly access zoning information, including permitted uses, restrictions, and any special considerations. This functionality not only saves entrepreneurs time and effort but also ensures compliance with zoning regulations, preventing potential setbacks or conflicts in the future. With eStart's zoning tool, entrepreneurs can confidently plan and select the best location for their business, setting the stage for a successful and hassle-free launch in Miami.

eStart goes above and beyond in supporting entrepreneurs by guiding them through the essential processes of obtaining their certificate of use, code and fire inspection matters, and acquiring their business tax receipt. With a user-friendly interface, eStart provides step-by-step instructions and resources to help entrepreneurs navigate these requirements seamlessly. The platform allows users to schedule appointments with the relevant departments and offers online payment options, saving valuable time and effort. With the guidance and convenience provided by eStart, entrepreneurs can confidently navigate the regulatory landscape and launch their business in Miami with ease.

After successfully registering a business, entrepreneurs face a series of important tasks and considerations. This is where Visa Business Plans steps in, offering a comprehensive range of services to support business growth and development. With our expertise in business planning, we can provide customized solutions to secure investors and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans through persuasive business plans that showcase a business's potential, financial viability, and growth prospects. Additionally, at Visa Business Plans we offer business coaching services, guiding entrepreneurs through the complexities of running a successful operation while sharing valuable insights, strategies, and tools to confront daily challenges. Contact us today to learn more.

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Visa Business Plans is led by Marco Scanu, a certified coach from the University of Miami with a globally-based practice coaching Fortune 1000 company executives, entrepreneurs, as well as professionals in four different continents. Mr. Scanu advises clients on turnaround strategies and crisis management.

Mr. Scanu received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and an MBA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Mr. Scanu was also a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University under the prestigious H. Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright program) with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and high-growth enterprises.

At present, Mr. Scanu is the managing partner and CEO at Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm providing attorneys and investors with business planning services in the areas of U.S. and Canadian immigration, SBA loans, and others.