The Miami-Dade Library Mogul Maker Expo

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Miami-Dade County, Fla., FL

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About the Program

Category: Community and Economic Development (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

The Mogul Maker Expo (MME) program is a series of one-day conference events hosted by the Miami-Dade Public Library System in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Mayor's Office of Innovation and Economic Development. The program aims to provide entrepreneurs and existing business owners with the ongoing support they need to research, launch, and grow their businesses, while also promoting economic development within a supportive business community. The one-day conferences consist of sessions that cover topics such as loans, financing, the legal aspects of a business, e-commerce, government contracts, and business support. The sessions are presented by a variety of organizations, including the Miami-Dade Mayor's Office, the Small Business Administration, the Better Business Bureau, and other business associations. The purpose of the program is to support and inspire entrepreneurship, promote community and economic development, and provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals. The goal of the program is to provide resources and tools for business success, increase awareness of government resources available to entrepreneurs, and foster partnerships between businesses and the community. Overall, the MME program provides a platform for entrepreneurs to receive support, guidance, and access to resources that can help them succeed as business owners.