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Sarasota County

Resource Agencies in Sarasota County

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 | 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.

Manasota SCORE

We have over 60 volunteers locally to assist you with Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues.

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.

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.

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.

Tampa Bay Partnership

The Tampa Bay Partnership is the eight-county regional organization that works with its partners to market the region nationally and internationally, to conduct regional research and to coordinate efforts to influence business and government issues that impact economic growth and development.

The HuB Sarasota

The HuB is a creative space where entrepreneurs develop ideas and contribute toward building a new economy and culture.

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.

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

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.

Manasota SCORE

We have over 60 volunteers locally to assist you with Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 | 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.

The HuB Sarasota

The HuB is a creative space where entrepreneurs develop ideas and contribute toward building a new economy and culture.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tampa Bay Partnership

The Tampa Bay Partnership is the eight-county regional organization that works with its partners to market the region nationally and internationally, to conduct regional research and to coordinate efforts to influence business and government issues that impact economic growth and development.

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