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Resource Agencies in Broward County

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Hispanic Business Initiative Fund | HBIF

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida. If you are looking to start or expand your business or simply need information about small business resources in Florida, you have come to the right place!

Broward College Innovation Hub

A mixed-use business incubator, focusing on housing a dynamic community of entrepreneurs, start-ups, mentors, advisors and investors, and serving as a one-stop resource for business owners, innovators and committed individuals pursuing their entrepreneurial ambitions.

Broward County Business Tax Receipts

The Local Business Tax (formerly known as Occupational License) is required of any individual or entity choosing to engage in or manage any business, profession or occupation in Broward County, unless specifically exempted. When you pay a Local Business Tax, you receive a Local Business Tax Receipt, which is valid for one year, from October 1 through September 30.

Broward SCORE

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs and small business men and women start, develop, and grow businesses in Broward County. We provide you with in-depth, industry-specific business assistance to help evaluate a business idea or plan, stimulate business growth and ensure long-term stability.

City of Coconut Creek Business Tax Receipts

If you engage or manage any business, profession, or occupation within the City of Coconut Creek, you will need to apply for and obtain a Business Tax Receipt (BTR). Whether your business is operated from a commercial location or is home-based, a BTR is required pursuant to both state and local law. If your business has more than one location, a separate BTR is required for each location.

City of Coral Springs Economic Development Office

We can assist companies and site selectors in identifying sites that match required criteria, coordinate site visits, serve as liaison with other city departments and state agencies, determine eligibility for business incentives programs, and facilitate permitting.

City of Dania Beach Business Tax Receipts

Responsible for processing applications and issuing Local Business Tax Receipts for all businesses conducted within the city; including assuring that all new businesses comply with zoning, building, and fire department requirements.

City of Hollywood Business Tax Receipts

In order to operate your business in Hollywood, you will need to apply for and obtain a local business tax receipt. Whether your business is operated from a commercial location or is home-based, a local business tax receipt is required pursuant to both state and local laws.

City of Margate Business Tax Receipts

Any person desiring to open a business or profession within the City must first apply for and receive a Local Business Tax Receipt. The Local Business Tax Receipt year commences October 1 and expires September 30.

City of Miramar Economic Development

Miramar is the geographical center of corporate and business development in South Florida and has become a preferred locale for major corporations and Fortune 500 companies as well as hundreds of thriving small and mid-sized companies.

City of Sunrise Business Tax Receipts

Any person and/or company who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the City for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession or occupation is required to obtain a business tax receipt.

Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce

We lead economic development by supporting the growth of area businesses, helping to attract and establish new businesses and fostering a healthy and inclusive business environment. Moreover, we improve quality of life through responsible, sustained leadership on community and regional issues of relevance to our members.

Enterprise Development Corporation

Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides advisory and support services to help position entrepreneurs, investors, and partners for success and grow South Florida’s start-up ecosystem. As part of its mission, the nonprofit organization actively facilitates connections between entrepreneurs and investors, organizes impactful events, attracts capital, and helps shape a regional agenda to strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida recruits new business to the state, and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. We provide site selection services, demographic information, incentive information and much more.

Florida Angel Nexus

We connect qualified companies with aggressive development plans to investors from the Florida community. We focus on businesses that already have some proof of concept and we will do our best to refer all Florida companies to resources to assist in eliminating the roadblocks slowing down growth.

Florida Division of Corporations

Our activities include a variety of business entity filings, trade and service mark registrations, federal lien recordings, judgment lien filings, uniform commercial code financing statements, fictitious name registrations, notary commissions, and cable and video service franchises.

Florida Economic Development Council

Since 1964, the Florida Economic Development Council has promoted economic development throughout the state of Florida. Today we are its primary resource for developing economic development professionals, issues education, networking, and recognition of excellence among members of the profession. 500+ professionals count on FEDC to educate, advocate, and connect on their behalf.

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber offers unique opportunities for its members through special events, regional and international business development, community forum programs, leads groups, networking functions, leadership programs, Trustee receptions, business after hours, area council functions an annual golf tournament as well as general membership programs.

GrowFL

We provide strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring. We help companies overcome obstacles to growth and lead them towards prosperity.

Hallandale Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

We bring to you a number of communication, marketing and networking tools and programs that help you grow! They include monthly breakfasts with interesting speakers, evening business network exchange programs, health fairs, eco fair and special events throughout the year. We have ribbon cuttings for newly opened or remodeled businesses in our community

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

We offer face-to-face networking opportunities, professional development, grass-root marketing opportunities, business advocacy, community involvement and much more!

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Chamber of Commerce

Chamber members receive monthly informational newsletter with advertising opportunities, listing on the Chamber website, relocation leads, member brochures and business cards displayed in our visitor center, networking events, business assistance and more.

Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce

Our Entrepreneur Training Institute, Central Broward Networking Group, Executive Coaching and Young Entrepreneur Academy are just a few of the initiatives available to you when you become a member of the Chamber. You will have access to classroom instruction, executive guest speakers, real life case studies and workshops to address your business challenges.

Margate Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is the most trusted source for local business information, ranks high on search engines to improve your online presence, and offers the best local resource directory for local customers.

National Entrepreneur Center

We provide a single location where small businesses can access a variety of business resources, technology, research tools and more than eight resident support organizations who can provide assistance.

Plantation Chamber of Commerce

We unite hundreds of businesses and professional firms, thus creating a unique central agency working to improve business and build a better community. Over 80 percent of the membership is composed of small businesses interested in prospering and creating a healthy environment to conduct business.

Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce

Businesses can network with hundreds of prospective customers and clients at events such as our Business With A Twist, Business To Business Expo, Membership Breakfasts, Membership Briefings, Economic Updates, Legislative Breakfasts, Enterprise Group meetings and other scheduled events. Companies can take advantage of our Membership Service partnerships that can save your business hundreds of dollars annually.

PoweringFlorida | Small Business Tool

PoweringFlorida combines the power of both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Planning and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) workforce data in one easy-to-use application to help you quickly explore and compare Florida’s communities; gain a broad understanding of the labor force statistics, consumer spending, geography, demography and other important data; and identify and evaluate all available sites and buildings in each community.

SBDC Fort Lauderdale

Our business consultants will work with you one-on-one to help you with International Market Planning, Export Marketing Planning, Government Contracting, Strategic Business Planning, Marketing Planning, Access to Capital, Loan Proposal Development, Cash Flow Management, Social Media, Websites, Feasibility Studies, Market Research and more.

Sunrise Chamber of Commerce

The value of your membership is often related to your willingness to be a part of Chamber activities and programs. It’s about networking and we will do all we can to help you meet new people, share your business products/services and provide your company more visibility.

Idea Stage

Hispanic Business Initiative Fund | HBIF

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida. If you are looking to start or expand your business or simply need information about small business resources in Florida, you have come to the right place!

Broward SCORE

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs and small business men and women start, develop, and grow businesses in Broward County. We provide you with in-depth, industry-specific business assistance to help evaluate a business idea or plan, stimulate business growth and ensure long-term stability.

SBDC Fort Lauderdale

Our business consultants will work with you one-on-one to help you with International Market Planning, Export Marketing Planning, Government Contracting, Strategic Business Planning, Marketing Planning, Access to Capital, Loan Proposal Development, Cash Flow Management, Social Media, Websites, Feasibility Studies, Market Research and more.

Formation Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to forming your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea stage. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

Broward College Innovation Hub

A mixed-use business incubator, focusing on housing a dynamic community of entrepreneurs, start-ups, mentors, advisors and investors, and serving as a one-stop resource for business owners, innovators and committed individuals pursuing their entrepreneurial ambitions.

Enterprise Development Corporation

Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides advisory and support services to help position entrepreneurs, investors, and partners for success and grow South Florida’s start-up ecosystem. As part of its mission, the nonprofit organization actively facilitates connections between entrepreneurs and investors, organizes impactful events, attracts capital, and helps shape a regional agenda to strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

National Entrepreneur Center

We provide a single location where small businesses can access a variety of business resources, technology, research tools and more than eight resident support organizations who can provide assistance.

PoweringFlorida | Small Business Tool

PoweringFlorida combines the power of both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Planning and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) workforce data in one easy-to-use application to help you quickly explore and compare Florida’s communities; gain a broad understanding of the labor force statistics, consumer spending, geography, demography and other important data; and identify and evaluate all available sites and buildings in each community.

Launching Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to launching your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea and Formation stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

Broward County Business Tax Receipts

The Local Business Tax (formerly known as Occupational License) is required of any individual or entity choosing to engage in or manage any business, profession or occupation in Broward County, unless specifically exempted. When you pay a Local Business Tax, you receive a Local Business Tax Receipt, which is valid for one year, from October 1 through September 30.

City of Coconut Creek Business Tax Receipts

If you engage or manage any business, profession, or occupation within the City of Coconut Creek, you will need to apply for and obtain a Business Tax Receipt (BTR). Whether your business is operated from a commercial location or is home-based, a BTR is required pursuant to both state and local law. If your business has more than one location, a separate BTR is required for each location.

City of Dania Beach Business Tax Receipts

Responsible for processing applications and issuing Local Business Tax Receipts for all businesses conducted within the city; including assuring that all new businesses comply with zoning, building, and fire department requirements.

City of Hollywood Business Tax Receipts

In order to operate your business in Hollywood, you will need to apply for and obtain a local business tax receipt. Whether your business is operated from a commercial location or is home-based, a local business tax receipt is required pursuant to both state and local laws.

City of Margate Business Tax Receipts

Any person desiring to open a business or profession within the City must first apply for and receive a Local Business Tax Receipt. The Local Business Tax Receipt year commences October 1 and expires September 30.

City of Sunrise Business Tax Receipts

Any person and/or company who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the City for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession or occupation is required to obtain a business tax receipt.

Florida Angel Nexus

We connect qualified companies with aggressive development plans to investors from the Florida community. We focus on businesses that already have some proof of concept and we will do our best to refer all Florida companies to resources to assist in eliminating the roadblocks slowing down growth.

Florida Division of Corporations

Our activities include a variety of business entity filings, trade and service mark registrations, federal lien recordings, judgment lien filings, uniform commercial code financing statements, fictitious name registrations, notary commissions, and cable and video service franchises.

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D.

Growing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to growing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, and Launching stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

City of Coral Springs Economic Development Office

We can assist companies and site selectors in identifying sites that match required criteria, coordinate site visits, serve as liaison with other city departments and state agencies, determine eligibility for business incentives programs, and facilitate permitting.

City of Miramar Economic Development

Miramar is the geographical center of corporate and business development in South Florida and has become a preferred locale for major corporations and Fortune 500 companies as well as hundreds of thriving small and mid-sized companies.

Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce

We lead economic development by supporting the growth of area businesses, helping to attract and establish new businesses and fostering a healthy and inclusive business environment. Moreover, we improve quality of life through responsible, sustained leadership on community and regional issues of relevance to our members.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber offers unique opportunities for its members through special events, regional and international business development, community forum programs, leads groups, networking functions, leadership programs, Trustee receptions, business after hours, area council functions an annual golf tournament as well as general membership programs.

GrowFL

We provide strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring. We help companies overcome obstacles to growth and lead them towards prosperity.

Hallandale Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

We bring to you a number of communication, marketing and networking tools and programs that help you grow! They include monthly breakfasts with interesting speakers, evening business network exchange programs, health fairs, eco fair and special events throughout the year. We have ribbon cuttings for newly opened or remodeled businesses in our community

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

We offer face-to-face networking opportunities, professional development, grass-root marketing opportunities, business advocacy, community involvement and much more!

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Chamber of Commerce

Chamber members receive monthly informational newsletter with advertising opportunities, listing on the Chamber website, relocation leads, member brochures and business cards displayed in our visitor center, networking events, business assistance and more.

Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce

Our Entrepreneur Training Institute, Central Broward Networking Group, Executive Coaching and Young Entrepreneur Academy are just a few of the initiatives available to you when you become a member of the Chamber. You will have access to classroom instruction, executive guest speakers, real life case studies and workshops to address your business challenges.

Margate Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is the most trusted source for local business information, ranks high on search engines to improve your online presence, and offers the best local resource directory for local customers.

Plantation Chamber of Commerce

We unite hundreds of businesses and professional firms, thus creating a unique central agency working to improve business and build a better community. Over 80 percent of the membership is composed of small businesses interested in prospering and creating a healthy environment to conduct business.

Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce

Businesses can network with hundreds of prospective customers and clients at events such as our Business With A Twist, Business To Business Expo, Membership Breakfasts, Membership Briefings, Economic Updates, Legislative Breakfasts, Enterprise Group meetings and other scheduled events. Companies can take advantage of our Membership Service partnerships that can save your business hundreds of dollars annually.

Sunrise Chamber of Commerce

The value of your membership is often related to your willingness to be a part of Chamber activities and programs. It’s about networking and we will do all we can to help you meet new people, share your business products/services and provide your company more visibility.

Optimizing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to optimizing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, Launching, and Growing stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida recruits new business to the state, and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. We provide site selection services, demographic information, incentive information and much more.

Florida Economic Development Council

Since 1964, the Florida Economic Development Council has promoted economic development throughout the state of Florida. Today we are its primary resource for developing economic development professionals, issues education, networking, and recognition of excellence among members of the profession. 500+ professionals count on FEDC to educate, advocate, and connect on their behalf.

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Financing Your Business in Today's Economy, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Where: FSBDC at the University of South Florida, Port Tampa Bay Building, Tampa When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:30 PMTopic: FinancingAre you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy. You'll explore: . SBA loans: when, where and how to apply . How to plan your financing request to banks . Which banks are making loan . Angel investors and venture capitalists . Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business . The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit . Busting the myths about small business grants Speaker: TBD*Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots OnlyFee: $ 10.00Link