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Duval County

Resource Agencies in Duval County

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Beaver Street Enterprise Center

Beaver Street Enterprise Center Offers Entrepreneurs: Professional, furnished, affordable office space, On-site technical assistance, One-on-one mentoring by local "captains of industry", Central reception area with full-time receptionist and visitor check-in and is Centrally located in Jacksonville's business district.

Big Data JAX Meetup

You love big data sets, the surprise of unexpected findings, speaking the secret language of hidden patterns. You are not alone! Let's keep it informational but relaxed. In an expanding field like Big Data, we will not be short for potential topics to discuss as a group. Because of the broad skill sets required in the field, we could learn a great deal from one another.

City of Atlantic Beach Business Tax Receipts

If you engage in or manage any business or profession, or perform any occupation within our city limits you are
required to pay a Local Business Tax through the office of the City Clerk. If you have more than one location
or provide more than one service you will be required to pay a Local Business Tax for each location or
service.

City of Jacksonville Office of Economic Development

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all of Jacksonville by developing and executing policies that strengthen the economy, broaden the tax base, and create opportunities for advancement of the workforce and local small business enterprises.

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.

Powered by 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 | Sunbiz

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.

FloridaMakes

FloridaMakes is a nonprofit that works with individual manufacturing companies, to deliver company-centric service with bottom-line results, designed to: help you expand your market opportunities; adopt best practices, advanced technologies and training, and make the best use of existing public and private state and national resources available to enhance and further your company's growth.

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.

Jacksonville University Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship Certificate offers all Jacksonville University students, regardless of major, the opportunity to study and assess the concept of Entrepreneurship and its role in the American Economy. This certificate offers a unique learning opportunity to students who aspire to start or secure employment in a business having high growth potential.

Jacksonville Women's Business Center

Our mission is to advance the success of women entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. Women business owners and entrepreneurs seek out the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center to explore the possibilities of starting a business, find answers to operational and management issues and to connect with a knowledge bank of business experts.

JAX Bridges

JAX Bridges is a program designed to connect small and medium-sized companies with opportunities to do business with larger corporations; as well as providing targeted entrepreneurial education support.

JAX Chamber of Commerce

We are the business membership organization dedicated to driving quality economic growth in NEFL to make this region the best place to work, live & play.

JAX Chamber Small Business Center

The Small Business Center provides mentoring, entrepreneurial education, consulting and networking opportunities to advance the success of entrepreneurs at every stage of business development.

JAX Community of Entrepreneurs

JAXCoE supports high growth startups, inclusiveness, and the innovation economy of Northeast Florida by connecting innovators with one another and resources to succeed.

JAX Innovation Connection Conference

The Jax Innovation Connection Conference is designed as a blend of practical training, intensive networking and collaborating, learning from national experts, and community strategic planning.

JAX Small Biz Help

JaxSmallBizHelp.org represents government and non-profit organizations that assist small businesses with the resources they need to succeed.

JAX Tech Meetup

We are a group of technologists, entrepreneurs, IT professionals, and Jax-area technovators, and meet regularly to learn, share, and collaborate. Each meeting allows for interactive presentations on creative and practical use of technology from Jax businesses and startups, and allows for the exchange of new ideas, meeting fellow innovators, and continuing to expand the overall technology scene here in Jax.

One Spark

One Spark is a three-day event for Creators to connect people with great ideas to the resources they need to make them a reality.

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.

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.

PS27 Ventures

We invest in early stage disruptive ideas and businesses, supporting their growth with a broad range of expertise from a team of highly regarded professionals.

SCORE Jacksonville

We provide support to business owners in several ways, including FREE confidential mentoring for startups and existing businesses, Workshops to help entrepreneurs start and run a successful business, advice on how to get a business loan, and assistance with putting together a successful business plan.

StartupJAX Meetup

This group is focused on creating a community of starters and thinkers who want to solve real problems, create viable business models, and work together as a team to help take each other to the next level. We're dedicated to being a pillar of support for Jacksonville entrepreneurs.

Tech Coast Conference

The Jacksonville Chamber IT Council is showcasing and promoting the culture of innovation and creativity, talent and expertise and the growing concentration of IT businesses that advance Jacksonville as a dynamic hub for technology development and employment.

Twelve Mavens

12 Mavens is a private, by invitation only community of CEOs and entrepreneurs from different noncompeting companies who have joined together to serve as each others' confidential think tank and sounding board that's made up of like-minded risk takers.

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

Big Data JAX Meetup

You love big data sets, the surprise of unexpected findings, speaking the secret language of hidden patterns. You are not alone! Let's keep it informational but relaxed. In an expanding field like Big Data, we will not be short for potential topics to discuss as a group. Because of the broad skill sets required in the field, we could learn a great deal from one another.

Jacksonville University Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship Certificate offers all Jacksonville University students, regardless of major, the opportunity to study and assess the concept of Entrepreneurship and its role in the American Economy. This certificate offers a unique learning opportunity to students who aspire to start or secure employment in a business having high growth potential.

Jacksonville Women's Business Center

Our mission is to advance the success of women entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. Women business owners and entrepreneurs seek out the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center to explore the possibilities of starting a business, find answers to operational and management issues and to connect with a knowledge bank of business experts.

JAX Chamber Small Business Center

The Small Business Center provides mentoring, entrepreneurial education, consulting and networking opportunities to advance the success of entrepreneurs at every stage of business development.

JAX Community of Entrepreneurs

JAXCoE supports high growth startups, inclusiveness, and the innovation economy of Northeast Florida by connecting innovators with one another and resources to succeed.

JAX Innovation Connection Conference

The Jax Innovation Connection Conference is designed as a blend of practical training, intensive networking and collaborating, learning from national experts, and community strategic planning.

JAX Small Biz Help

JaxSmallBizHelp.org represents government and non-profit organizations that assist small businesses with the resources they need to succeed.

JAX Tech Meetup

We are a group of technologists, entrepreneurs, IT professionals, and Jax-area technovators, and meet regularly to learn, share, and collaborate. Each meeting allows for interactive presentations on creative and practical use of technology from Jax businesses and startups, and allows for the exchange of new ideas, meeting fellow innovators, and continuing to expand the overall technology scene here in Jax.

One Spark

One Spark is a three-day event for Creators to connect people with great ideas to the resources they need to make them a reality.

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 Jacksonville

We provide support to business owners in several ways, including FREE confidential mentoring for startups and existing businesses, Workshops to help entrepreneurs start and run a successful business, advice on how to get a business loan, and assistance with putting together a successful business plan.

StartupJAX Meetup

This group is focused on creating a community of starters and thinkers who want to solve real problems, create viable business models, and work together as a team to help take each other to the next level. We're dedicated to being a pillar of support for Jacksonville entrepreneurs.

Tech Coast Conference

The Jacksonville Chamber IT Council is showcasing and promoting the culture of innovation and creativity, talent and expertise and the growing concentration of IT businesses that advance Jacksonville as a dynamic hub for technology development and employment.

Twelve Mavens

12 Mavens is a private, by invitation only community of CEOs and entrepreneurs from different noncompeting companies who have joined together to serve as each others' confidential think tank and sounding board that's made up of like-minded risk takers.

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?

Beaver Street Enterprise Center

Beaver Street Enterprise Center Offers Entrepreneurs: Professional, furnished, affordable office space, On-site technical assistance, One-on-one mentoring by local "captains of industry", Central reception area with full-time receptionist and visitor check-in and is Centrally located in Jacksonville's business district.

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.

What do you need help with?

City of Atlantic Beach Business Tax Receipts

If you engage in or manage any business or profession, or perform any occupation within our city limits you are
required to pay a Local Business Tax through the office of the City Clerk. If you have more than one location
or provide more than one service you will be required to pay a Local Business Tax for each location or
service.

Florida Division of Corporations | Sunbiz

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.

Powered by 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.

PS27 Ventures

We invest in early stage disruptive ideas and businesses, supporting their growth with a broad range of expertise from a team of highly regarded professionals.

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?

FloridaMakes

FloridaMakes is a nonprofit that works with individual manufacturing companies, to deliver company-centric service with bottom-line results, designed to: help you expand your market opportunities; adopt best practices, advanced technologies and training, and make the best use of existing public and private state and national resources available to enhance and further your company's growth.

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.

JAX Bridges

JAX Bridges is a program designed to connect small and medium-sized companies with opportunities to do business with larger corporations; as well as providing targeted entrepreneurial education support.

JAX Chamber of Commerce

We are the business membership organization dedicated to driving quality economic growth in NEFL to make this region the best place to work, live & play.

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?

City of Jacksonville Office of Economic Development

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all of Jacksonville by developing and executing policies that strengthen the economy, broaden the tax base, and create opportunities for advancement of the workforce and local small business enterprises.

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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Upcoming Entrepreneur Events

How to STARTUP Your Own Business, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Where: Florida SBDC at UNF, University Center, Jacksonville When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceThis workshop will give you an overview of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: Selecting an idea, Testing the market, Acquiring capital, wRiting a plan, Turning for help, Understanding legal requirements, and Putting it all together. Registration includes a workbook and start-up kit for NE Florida counties. Fee: $ 40.00Link

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - Fourth Class Meets

The SBEP is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the business canvas model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, who are ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Twenty-five, non-competing, applicants are accepted into the program. Closed event - only for admitted participants.

Jacksonville SBEP Class IV - Closing Reception

The SBEP is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses. Through learning the business canvas model, graduates emerge as stronger leaders, who are ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Twenty-five, non-competing, applicants are accepted into the program. Closed event - only for admitted participants.