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CareerSource Central Florida






Take your business to the next level by partnering with us in proven workforce solutions that improve the skills of your staff, boost productivity, and increase the efficiency of your business. We provide access to funded training services, focused on successful completion of demand-driven certification and training programs. Employed Worker Training and On-The-Job Training services elevate employees’ skills, providing a competitive edge for both your staff and business.

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Resource Agencies to Know:

All Stages

What do you need help with?

African American Chamber of Commerce

Through our self-empowering programs and services, you will be encouraged to network with our affiliate corporate business managers and owners, capitalize on immeasurable economic development opportunities, and learn cutting edge marketing techniques to propel your business to the next level!

Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce

We are a catalyst for success for the entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community through business development, relationship building, community enrichment and local, regional and statewide issue advocacy.

Casselberry Chamber of Commerce

We hold several networking events each month so that our members have several opportunities during the day and after work. We encourage you to join us at our Member Luncheons, Business After Hours and other similar events.

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 SBDC at UCF | SBDC Orlando

Our trained and experienced consultants are available to discuss ideas and provide personalized, confidential guidance free of charge. Areas in which our consultants can help include: business planning, market research, advertising, financial analysis, loan assistance, record keeping, taxes, selling to the government, business valuation, business start-up and more.

Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity

Working with like-minded organizations, the Greater Osceola Partnership offers services and support for growing local and national businesses to find success in Greater Osceola. Osceola County has access to a young, educated talent pool, multi-modal connectors to destinations around the globe, an innovative economy and a fantastic quality of life.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando

We are committed to your success by providing you with the networking and exposure opportunities you need, and the recognition you deserve. Your membership includes: Free admission to monthly events for Networking and Business Development; Free Exposure and Recognition opportunities; Opportunity to get business referrals by joining one of HCCMO's Leads Groups; and Get Discounted Rates for the chamber's signature events.

Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce

Member benefits include: opportunities for professional development, networking, lunch & learns, business after hours events, listing in our online directory, access to Golf tournaments and Annual meeting, leadership participation and more.

Lake County Economic Development

Whether you are a local business looking for support or needing to expand or an out-of-county business interested in relocating to Lake County, we are your one-stop shop for information and support.

Lake-Sumter State College Business Opportunity Center

The mission of the Business Opportunity Centers (BOC) is to provide comprehensive business assistance to the tenants of the LSCC Business Incubator Program and to all other businesses in Lake County via the Small Business Development Center. The goal of the Business Incubation Program (BIP) is to provide a nurturing, professional environment for companies in their early stages of development to grow, graduate and prosper.

Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce

As a member you''ll receive: networking opportunities, newsletter promotion, listing on our online membership directory, access to events, educational seminars, leads groups and more.

Mid-Florida SCORE

We provide free and confidential counseling with experienced professionals from varied business and educational backgrounds. The mentoring continues as long as needed and multiple counselors may participate. Counseling is done face-to-face or using the internet. We also provide a series of seminars and workshops designed to explain and educate entrepreneurs on how to get started, grow or revitalize their business. Attendees learn management skills, how to put together a business plan and gain knowledge about marketing, finance, funding and more.

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.

Orlando Economic Development Commission

The Orlando EDC is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership that attracts, retains and grows jobs for the region. We provide key services and support to companies at no cost — ranging from location and expansion expertise to long-term planning with community stakeholders.

Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce

We provide the resources and opportunities to ensure that our members are supported in achieving their goals and play a strong role in our evolving community. Through high-level networking opportunities, innovative events, and access to dynamic, regional leaders, Orlando, Inc., is Connecting Our Members to Success.

Prospera

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, grants and access to capital.

SCORE Orlando

We provide free and confidential counseling with experienced professionals from varied business and educational backgrounds. The mentoring continues as long as needed and multiple counselors may participate. We also provide a series of seminars and workshops designed to explain and educate entrepreneurs on how to get started, grow or revitalize their business. Attendees learn management skills, how to put together a business plan and gain knowledge about marketing, finance, funding and more.

Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce

We're focused on giving you a return on your investment with an investment lower than $50 a month. Whether you are looking to meet new customers, showcase your business as a community supporter or just mingle with key community and government leaders, we have an investment package for your goals and your budget.

South Lake Chamber of Commerce

We assist all businesses and offer many benefits of membership including: referrals, listing in our online directory, business after hours events, Chamber breakfast meetings, Annual Banquet, business forums, business expo, decals and more.

Sumter County Economic Development

Only an hour from both the Orlando and the Tampa Bay Metro Regions, Sumter County is one of Florida’s best-located counties and best-kept secrets. Sumter County’s central location opens up all kinds of possibilities.

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce

Through networking events, educational seminars, leadership development programs, community events and forums, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is here to help grow your business.

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

Florida SBDC at UCF | SBDC Orlando

Our trained and experienced consultants are available to discuss ideas and provide personalized, confidential guidance free of charge. Areas in which our consultants can help include: business planning, market research, advertising, financial analysis, loan assistance, record keeping, taxes, selling to the government, business valuation, business start-up and more.

Mid-Florida SCORE

We provide free and confidential counseling with experienced professionals from varied business and educational backgrounds. The mentoring continues as long as needed and multiple counselors may participate. Counseling is done face-to-face or using the internet. We also provide a series of seminars and workshops designed to explain and educate entrepreneurs on how to get started, grow or revitalize their business. Attendees learn management skills, how to put together a business plan and gain knowledge about marketing, finance, funding and more.

Prospera

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, grants and access to capital.

SCORE Orlando

We provide free and confidential counseling with experienced professionals from varied business and educational backgrounds. The mentoring continues as long as needed and multiple counselors may participate. We also provide a series of seminars and workshops designed to explain and educate entrepreneurs on how to get started, grow or revitalize their business. Attendees learn management skills, how to put together a business plan and gain knowledge about marketing, finance, funding 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.

What do you need help with?

Lake-Sumter State College Business Opportunity Center

The mission of the Business Opportunity Centers (BOC) is to provide comprehensive business assistance to the tenants of the LSCC Business Incubator Program and to all other businesses in Lake County via the Small Business Development Center. The goal of the Business Incubation Program (BIP) is to provide a nurturing, professional environment for companies in their early stages of development to grow, graduate and prosper.

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.

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.

What do you need help with?

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.

What do you need help with?

African American Chamber of Commerce

Through our self-empowering programs and services, you will be encouraged to network with our affiliate corporate business managers and owners, capitalize on immeasurable economic development opportunities, and learn cutting edge marketing techniques to propel your business to the next level!

Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce

We are a catalyst for success for the entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community through business development, relationship building, community enrichment and local, regional and statewide issue advocacy.

Casselberry Chamber of Commerce

We hold several networking events each month so that our members have several opportunities during the day and after work. We encourage you to join us at our Member Luncheons, Business After Hours and other similar events.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando

We are committed to your success by providing you with the networking and exposure opportunities you need, and the recognition you deserve. Your membership includes: Free admission to monthly events for Networking and Business Development; Free Exposure and Recognition opportunities; Opportunity to get business referrals by joining one of HCCMO's Leads Groups; and Get Discounted Rates for the chamber's signature events.

Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce

Member benefits include: opportunities for professional development, networking, lunch & learns, business after hours events, listing in our online directory, access to Golf tournaments and Annual meeting, leadership participation and more.

Lake County Economic Development

Whether you are a local business looking for support or needing to expand or an out-of-county business interested in relocating to Lake County, we are your one-stop shop for information and support.

Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce

As a member you''ll receive: networking opportunities, newsletter promotion, listing on our online membership directory, access to events, educational seminars, leads groups and more.

Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce

We provide the resources and opportunities to ensure that our members are supported in achieving their goals and play a strong role in our evolving community. Through high-level networking opportunities, innovative events, and access to dynamic, regional leaders, Orlando, Inc., is Connecting Our Members to Success.

Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce

We're focused on giving you a return on your investment with an investment lower than $50 a month. Whether you are looking to meet new customers, showcase your business as a community supporter or just mingle with key community and government leaders, we have an investment package for your goals and your budget.

South Lake Chamber of Commerce

We assist all businesses and offer many benefits of membership including: referrals, listing in our online directory, business after hours events, Chamber breakfast meetings, Annual Banquet, business forums, business expo, decals and more.

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce

Through networking events, educational seminars, leadership development programs, community events and forums, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is here to help grow your business.

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.

What do you need help with?

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.

Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity

Working with like-minded organizations, the Greater Osceola Partnership offers services and support for growing local and national businesses to find success in Greater Osceola. Osceola County has access to a young, educated talent pool, multi-modal connectors to destinations around the globe, an innovative economy and a fantastic quality of life.

Orlando Economic Development Commission

The Orlando EDC is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership that attracts, retains and grows jobs for the region. We provide key services and support to companies at no cost — ranging from location and expansion expertise to long-term planning with community stakeholders.

Sumter County Economic Development

Only an hour from both the Orlando and the Tampa Bay Metro Regions, Sumter County is one of Florida’s best-located counties and best-kept secrets. Sumter County’s central location opens up all kinds of possibilities.

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