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Financial Resources

Certified Development Companies
Nonprofit corporations that work with the SBA and private-sector lenders to provide financing to small businesses.

  • Florida Business Development Corp.
    (813) 348-0660
    www.fbdc.net
  • Florida First Capital Finance Corp.
    (888) 320-5504 or (850) 681-3601
    www.ffcfc.com
  • Independent Development Services Corp.
    (239) 652-5588
  • Sunshine State Economic Development Corporation
    (800) 850-2504
    www.sunshineedc.com

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Microfinance, New Markets Development, Black Business Loan Programs; Small Business Credit Initiative
(850) 245-7105
floridajobs.org/smallbusiness

Florida Finance Network
Nonprofit economic development lending organizations that connect Florida small businesses with state and federal financing programs.
Nonprofit economic development lending organizations that connect Florida small businesses with state and federal finncing programs.
www.floridafinance.org/

Florida’s Microfinance Programs
www.floridajobs.org/business-growth-and-partnerships

  • Miami
    (305) 854-8113
  • Orlando
    (407) 965-5682
  • Tallahassee
    (850) 765-0375

Industrial Revenue Bonds
Tax-exempt, low-interest bond financing to qualified, financially sound manufacturing and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

SBA Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration does not make loans directly to small business owners; however, many local lenders can assist with the application process for an SBA-backed loan. For information, contact a district office.

Venture Capital FIrms
The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member-based organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through strategic partnering, education and effective networking.
www.flventure.org