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Sarasota County

Resource Agencies in Sarasota County

All Stages

Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County

A rich resource for entrepreneurs considering sites for new enterprise, as well as for existing business owners exploring relocation or expansion, the EDC is ready to serve. For more information about starting, expanding or relocating your business in Sarasota County, Florida, contact us.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

African American Entrepreneurs Association

Our mission is to create and nurture a team of like-minded African American entrepreneurs and supporters within our communities by establishing structure, accountability, and utilization of our personal and professional experiences to help one another grow economically, socially, and professionally while mentoring and using these life experiences to provide resources and professional education to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, 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

BIG | Bright Ideas on the Gulf Coast

We connect bright ideas with the right resources to launch and grow businesses.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Development, Business Expansion and/or Relocation, Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Importing & Exporting, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking, Taxes

BOLD Cowork Sarasota

We foster innovation and local socio-economic growth by creating environments in which entrepreneurs and small business owners can live, work, and thrive. We offers private offices and coworking spaces for entrepreneurs and innovators.
Co-Working / Office Space

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

Englewood Chamber of Commerce

As a Chamber member you'll receive a listing in our Member Directory, have the opportunity to participate in a variety of networking events, be listed in our newsletters along with other marketing distributions and much more.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Englewood Incubation Center

The role of the Englewood Incubation Center is to offer opportunities to individuals who have a vision and need some place or some organization to make that vision a reality. This will be accomplished by both working closely with the educational systems and those young students who require someone to help them connect their specific skill sets with the commercial world.

Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator, Maker space / Maker lab, Manufacturing, Networking

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

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

As a Chamber member you'll have access to networking, advertising, promotion, volunteering, savings, referrals, educational opportunities and much more.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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

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

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

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

Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

Our Chamber is made up of over 500 businesses, independent professionals, and other stakeholders who work together to maintain and drive the health of our diverse local economy for the benefit of all who live, work and visit Siesta Key.
Business Development, 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

The HuB Sarasota

The HuB is a creative space where entrepreneurs develop ideas and contribute toward building a new economy and culture.
Co-Working / Office Space, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

Our dynamic membership of area professionals welcomes you, and hopes your business prospers within our community. The Chamber is involved in several programs designed to enhance the business climate in the community.
Business Development, Education & Training, 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

BIG | Bright Ideas on the Gulf Coast

We connect bright ideas with the right resources to launch and grow businesses.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Development, Business Expansion and/or Relocation, Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Importing & Exporting, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking, Taxes

Englewood Incubation Center

The role of the Englewood Incubation Center is to offer opportunities to individuals who have a vision and need some place or some organization to make that vision a reality. This will be accomplished by both working closely with the educational systems and those young students who require someone to help them connect their specific skill sets with the commercial world.

Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator, Maker space / Maker lab, Manufacturing, 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

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?

African American Entrepreneurs Association

Our mission is to create and nurture a team of like-minded African American entrepreneurs and supporters within our communities by establishing structure, accountability, and utilization of our personal and professional experiences to help one another grow economically, socially, and professionally while mentoring and using these life experiences to provide resources and professional education to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

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

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?

BOLD Cowork Sarasota

We foster innovation and local socio-economic growth by creating environments in which entrepreneurs and small business owners can live, work, and thrive. We offers private offices and coworking spaces for entrepreneurs and innovators.
Co-Working / Office Space

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

The HuB Sarasota

The HuB is a creative space where entrepreneurs develop ideas and contribute toward building a new economy and culture.
Co-Working / Office Space, Incubator / Accelerator, 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?

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

Englewood Chamber of Commerce

As a Chamber member you'll receive a listing in our Member Directory, have the opportunity to participate in a variety of networking events, be listed in our newsletters along with other marketing distributions and much more.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

As a Chamber member you'll have access to networking, advertising, promotion, volunteering, savings, referrals, educational opportunities and much more.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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

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

Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

Our Chamber is made up of over 500 businesses, independent professionals, and other stakeholders who work together to maintain and drive the health of our diverse local economy for the benefit of all who live, work and visit Siesta Key.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

Our dynamic membership of area professionals welcomes you, and hopes your business prospers within our community. The Chamber is involved in several programs designed to enhance the business climate in the community.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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?

Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County

A rich resource for entrepreneurs considering sites for new enterprise, as well as for existing business owners exploring relocation or expansion, the EDC is ready to serve. For more information about starting, expanding or relocating your business in Sarasota County, Florida, contact us.
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

Sarasota County's Entrepreneurs


Aaron Burkett
Aaron's Elite Pool Service, LLC
Sarasota
Angela Massaro-Fain
Grapevine Communications
Sarasota
Becky Brantner
Purple Monkey Print & Design
Sarasota
Brad Fuller
Lightspeed Voice
Venice
Brian Belmont
FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers
Sarasota
Chris Williams
Aginto
Sarasota
Cindy Googins
Recycled Plastic Factory
Englewood
Claudia Baeza
Pineapple Yoga + Cycling Studio
Sarasota
Clinton E. Day, MBA
Entrepreneurship Resources Institute, LLC (ERI)
Sarasota
Cordell Jeter
TrackedMobility
North Port
David Karins
Karins Engineering Group, Inc.
Sarasota
David Kauffman
Empowering Small Business
Sarasota
David Royale
AAA Paradise Talent
Sarasota
David and Molly Jackson
Molly's - A Chic & Unique Boutique
Sarasota
Debbie Dannheisser
Debbie Dannheisser Fine Art Threads
Sarasota
Denver Stutler
U.S. Submergent Technologies
Sarasota
Don Musilli
Lite World
Englewood
Dr. Walter Leise III
Sarasota Medical Products, Inc.
Sarasota
Eric Rosenthal
Florikan ESA
Sarasota
Erica Bowles
CopyStrong
Sarasota
Erin Cigich
Clickbooth
Sarasota
Hytham Bakr
Bakr Group, LLC
Sarasota
Jim Miller
JMX Brands
Sarasota
John Gilmour
Delaney Manufacturing
Sarasota
John Krotec
GreenZone Hero
Sarasota
John Rorer
Richard's Foodporium
Sarasota
Keith Grant
Frontline Equipment Technologies
North Port
Ken Bond
AdRizer
Sarasota
Kevin Connelly
Apollo Sunguard Systems, Inc.
Sarasota
Kim and Adam Peacock
StrataPT, LLC
Osprey
Larry Beggs
Reef Innovations, Inc.
Sarasota
Mary Smith
View Times Two, LLC
Sarasota
Melanie & Justin Mckenney
Vegetabowls
Sarasota
Mike Bisaha
Big Top Brewing
Sarasota
Patricia De La Ossa
Physical Therapy Lymphatic & Wellness Center
Venice
Pete Petersen
Dealers United
Sarasota
Randy Rutledge
Singletree Media
Sarasota
Sarah Laroque
EarthBalance
North Port
Sid Pocius
Empire Ballroom Studios
Sarasota
Stephen Larmer
Minds+Motives
Sarasota
Steve Schwartz
Quality Enclosures
Sarasota
Tammy Davis
Sunshine Baskets
Sarasota
Tim Nilson
GetFPV.com
Sarasota
Tim and Cynthia Holliday
Children's World
Sarasota
Tracy Knight
Knight Marketing
Sarasota
Trey Lauderdale
Voalte
Sarasota
Wen Wilson
Healthcite Pharmacy
Sarasota

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