RESOURCES - A List for Florida Small Businesses, with Links
Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) is the public-private partnership representing the state’s government and business leaders that serves as Florida’s lead economic development organization. EFI’s mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida’s businesses and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy. To that end, EFI works collaboratively with a statewide network of regional and local economic development organizations to improve what is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best business climates and to create a more promising future for small business owners, entrepreneurs and their employees.
EFI, and particularly its Minority and Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Capital (MaSBEC) division, is committed to providing the tools and support to help these businesses have long-term growth and success in the Sunshine State. Some of the services EFI provides for small businesses include:
» Export-related programs
» Mentoring and technical assistance
» Facilitating access to investors
» Easing barriers to capital
» Services for high-tech startups
Workforce Florida Inc. is the statewide board of business and government leaders charged with setting policy for Florida’s workforce system, which includes the Department of Economic Opportunity, 24 Regional Workforce Boards and nearly 100 One-Stop Career Centers.
Workforce Florida works strategically with business, workforce, education and economic development partners to identify and address the state’s most pressing workforce issues and advance Governor Rick Scott’s vision of Florida as a leading global destination for business. Regional Workforce Boards and the One-Stop Career Centers they direct are primarily responsible for providing employment and training services for job seekers and employers.
Learn more about available business and human resource assistance and training grant programs by contacting a regional workforce representative in your area or visit www.employflorida.com
» Industry and Talent-Pool Intelligence
» Training and education
» Tax credit assistance
» Layoff aversion and assistance
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) was established in 2011 to promote economic prosperity for all development strategies. DEO is the state’s hub for community and economic development, fostering business and job growth throughout Florida. Its mission is: (1) to increase Florida’s global competitiveness as a destination for business, capital, talent, innovation and entrepreneurship; (2) to promote Florida as the world destination choice for business and industry; and (3) to facilitate business development through delivery of world-class service.
Visit www.floridajobs.org to learn more about: