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Manatee County

Resource Agencies in Manatee County

All Stages

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce

With your support our Chamber can create a stronger business network that supports Economic & Tourism Development, Manatee County Local Business, and the connections necessary to create a thriving local economy and community.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton

Share. Learn. Grow! At our yearly DaVinci’s Faire – you will find a day of science and technology, art, community and passion. We also hold monthly networking events to bring the entrepreneur community together.
Education & Training, Networking

Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation

From startup to maturity, growing businesses need varying degrees of support, and the Bradenton Area EDC has connections to virtually all the organizations with services tailored to entrepreneurs and small business.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

CareerSource Suncoast

Our primary focus is to help businesses grow by providing workforce solutions for talent recruitment and development and helping job seekers and workers manage their careers.
Education & Training, Hiring

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.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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.
Business License

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.
Networking

Florida High Tech Corridor Council | The Corridor

A 23-county region spanning from Florida’s Sun Coast to Space Coast, The Corridor is a place where research and innovation thrive. Chaired by presidents of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF), the Florida High Tech Corridor Council drives progress in the region. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it. We envision a 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor region with a high-wage, high-value economy that leads the nation and world in technology invention and innovation.
Funding / Financial

Florida Medical Manufacturers Association

The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is a state-wide association of medical device firms, that exists to unite, promote and grow our industry.
Business Development, Education & Training, Manufacturing, Networking

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Funding / Financial, Networking

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.
Manufacturing

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting, Manufacturing

Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce

We are a conduit for the exchange of business, career, multi-cultural and educational opportunities. The Chamber promotes and sustains the growth and development of entrepreneurship.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Harvard Business School Club of South Florida Alumni Angels

The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of South Florida is a volunteer based angel investor group that seeks to support and enrich the local startup ecosystem. Through a structured process of sourcing, screening, and pitch events, members are exposed to a variety of early stage ventures seeking funding and mentorship.
Funding / Financial

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance

Our events allow you to meet business people and community leaders as well as provide wonderful opportunities to network and give your organization visibility in the community.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber strives to make Longboat Key, Lido Key and St. Armands Key great places to do business while respecting the residential character of the keys.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Manatee Chamber of Commerce

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce provides education and networking opportunities to businesses in the South Tampa Bay area.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Manatee County Economic Development

We encourage business growth, good jobs and community prosperity. Whether you are an existing or potential business, resident or visitor, see what attracts business and people to Manatee County, and the many ways we are at your service.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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.

Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Importing & Exporting

SCORE Manasota

We have dozens of members locally to assist you with Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

Station 2 Innovation

Station 2 is a flexible, community-oriented space in the Bradenton area for entrepreneurs to gather & grow businesses. Join us for Open Cowork Tues. 9-5.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

Suncoast Community Capital

One-on-one coaching has helped nearly 100 entrepreneurs develop a business plan, 65 began credit rebuilding plans, 45 businesses have started or expanded and created 30 jobs.
Funding / Financial

Suncoast Technology Forum

Our mission is to create a technology-rich community, support technology entrepreneurship, and connect technology professionals with appropriate resources in the Florida Suncoast region.
Networking

TiE Tampa Bay

TiE Tampa Bay is a not-for-profit organization created to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and education in Florida. TiE Tampa Bay is part of the global TiE group, the largest not-for-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship globally. This allows for TiE Tampa Bay to offer unique programs that bring to Florida world-class expertise and thought-leadership from around the globe.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Networking

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What do you need help with?

SCORE Manasota

We have dozens of members locally to assist you with Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton

Share. Learn. Grow! At our yearly DaVinci’s Faire – you will find a day of science and technology, art, community and passion. We also hold monthly networking events to bring the entrepreneur community together.
Education & Training, Networking

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.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Importing & Exporting

SCORE Manasota

We have dozens of members locally to assist you with Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

Suncoast Community Capital

One-on-one coaching has helped nearly 100 entrepreneurs develop a business plan, 65 began credit rebuilding plans, 45 businesses have started or expanded and created 30 jobs.
Funding / Financial

TiE Tampa Bay

TiE Tampa Bay is a not-for-profit organization created to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and education in Florida. TiE Tampa Bay is part of the global TiE group, the largest not-for-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship globally. This allows for TiE Tampa Bay to offer unique programs that bring to Florida world-class expertise and thought-leadership from around the globe.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Networking

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?

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.

Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

Station 2 Innovation

Station 2 is a flexible, community-oriented space in the Bradenton area for entrepreneurs to gather & grow businesses. Join us for Open Cowork Tues. 9-5.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

Suncoast Technology Forum

Our mission is to create a technology-rich community, support technology entrepreneurship, and connect technology professionals with appropriate resources in the Florida Suncoast region.
Networking

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?

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.
Business License

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Funding / Financial, Networking

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?

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce

With your support our Chamber can create a stronger business network that supports Economic & Tourism Development, Manatee County Local Business, and the connections necessary to create a thriving local economy and community.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

CareerSource Suncoast

Our primary focus is to help businesses grow by providing workforce solutions for talent recruitment and development and helping job seekers and workers manage their careers.
Education & Training, Hiring

Florida Medical Manufacturers Association

The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is a state-wide association of medical device firms, that exists to unite, promote and grow our industry.
Business Development, Education & Training, Manufacturing, Networking

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.
Manufacturing

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting, Manufacturing

Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce

We are a conduit for the exchange of business, career, multi-cultural and educational opportunities. The Chamber promotes and sustains the growth and development of entrepreneurship.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance

Our events allow you to meet business people and community leaders as well as provide wonderful opportunities to network and give your organization visibility in the community.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber strives to make Longboat Key, Lido Key and St. Armands Key great places to do business while respecting the residential character of the keys.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Manatee Chamber of Commerce

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce provides education and networking opportunities to businesses in the South Tampa Bay area.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Manatee County Economic Development

We encourage business growth, good jobs and community prosperity. Whether you are an existing or potential business, resident or visitor, see what attracts business and people to Manatee County, and the many ways we are at your service.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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?

Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation

From startup to maturity, growing businesses need varying degrees of support, and the Bradenton Area EDC has connections to virtually all the organizations with services tailored to entrepreneurs and small business.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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.
Networking

Florida High Tech Corridor Council | The Corridor

A 23-county region spanning from Florida’s Sun Coast to Space Coast, The Corridor is a place where research and innovation thrive. Chaired by presidents of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF), the Florida High Tech Corridor Council drives progress in the region. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it. We envision a 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor region with a high-wage, high-value economy that leads the nation and world in technology invention and innovation.
Funding / Financial

Manatee County's Entrepreneurs