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Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Avon Park
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Avon Park Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Boca Raton
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Boca Raton Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Boca Raton
Technology Business Incubator at FAU
The incubator is part of the Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida (EDC) and works to facilitate the growth and development of emerging small and medium size emerging science and...View details

Bradenton
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Bradenton Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Brevard County
EDC Of Florida's Space Coast
Works to assist site locators, companies wishing to relocate or expand and existing Brevard County businesses....View details

Brooksville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Brooksville Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Clearwater
Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc
Provides start-up and expansion business loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Isay M. Gulley Micro-Loan Contact: John J. Moloney...View details

Clearwater
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Clearwater Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Daytona Beach
Central Florida Community Development Corporation
Provides start-up and expansion business loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. ...View details

Daytona Beach
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Daytona Beach Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Fort Lauderdale
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fort Lauderdale Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Fort Pierce
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fort Pierce Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Fort Walton Beach
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fort Walton Beach Serving Okaloosa & Walton Counties.
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Fort Walton Beach
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fort Walton Beach Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Ft. Myers
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fort Myers Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Gainesville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Gainesville Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Groveland
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Groveland Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Jacksonville
Small Business Administration (SBA) Jacksonville District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Jacksonville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Jacksonville Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Kissimmee
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
UCF Kissimmee Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Kissimmee
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Kissimmee Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Lake Wales
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lake Wales Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Lake Worth
Florida Business Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Lakeland
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lakeland Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Melbourne
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Melbourne Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Miami
Accion USA
A non-profit community based organization that provides loans from $500 to $50,000 to first time small business owners/borrowers who are unable to receive funds through traditional means. Loan...View details

Miami
Micro-Business
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Diane Silverman...View details

Miami
Small Business Administration (SBA) Miami District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Miami
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Miami Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Miami
South Florida Urban Ministries (SFLUM)
SFLUM is a non-profit organization that empowers people to move from poverty to prosperity through holistic youth development, small business development and hunger relief ministries in South...View details

Mount Dora
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Mount Dora Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Ocala
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Ocala Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Orlando
Minority/Women Business Enterprise Alliance, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Rosina Seip, Director of Access...View details

Orlando
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Orlando Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Palm Coast
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Palm Coast Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Panama City
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Panama City Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Pensacola
Community Enterprise Investments, Inc (CEII)
CEII operates five different small and micro business loan pools. Loans are available throughout NW Florida and Southern Alabama in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $105,000. CEII developed and...View details

Pensacola
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Pensacola Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Pinellas County
Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED)
Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to Central Florida's Gulf Coast. Through...View details

Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Certified Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Sanford
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Sanford Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

South Florida
Enterprise Development Corporation (EDC) of South Florida
Enterprise Development Corporation (EDC) provides business assistance to companies throughout South Florida to promote venture creation and high growth. Services include support with product...View details

St. Petersburg
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) St. Petersburg
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Tallahassee
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tallahassee Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Tampa
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tampa Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Tampa
Tampa Bay Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO)
TEDCO offers a variety of loan products and services tailored to small business needs. As a U.S. Small Business Administration certified development company (CDC), TEDCO offers access to the...View details

Venice
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Venice Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

West Palm Beach
Center for Enterprise Opportunity
The chartered purpose and mission of the Center for Enterprise Opportunity is to improve economies in distressed communities by lending to small business owners and sponsors of community development...View details

West Palm Beach
Paragon Florida, Inc.
Paragon is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to supporting small business growth and development in the Palm Beach area through comprehensive financial...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Statewide
Division of Workforce Services
Partners with CareerSource Florida and the state’s 24 Regional Workforce Boards to strengthen Florida’s business climate by supporting employers and helping Floridians gain employment, remain...View details

Statewide
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation, Inc
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation is a statewide Certified Development Company that collaborates with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term,...View details

Statewide
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

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