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Enterprise Florida

Florida has incredible momentum when it comes to job creation. Since Gov. Scott took office in 2011, more than 1.3 million private-sector jobs have been created. Small businesses play a big role in that growth, and Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) is committed to helping our small business leaders find the resources they need to be successful.

EFI facilitates capital programs that can provide financial assistance, including the State Small Business Credit Initiative. We also partner with groups like the Florida SBDC to provide international trade and development marketing programs that help small businesses grow and find new markets around the world.  

Mike Grissom
Interim President & CEO
(877) YES-FLORIDA • enterpriseflorida.com



Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity invests in the prosperity of all Floridians and their communities. DEO combines economic development initiatives, workforce support and training, and community development efforts to fuel job creation around the state.

To help Florida’s small businesses thrive, DEO works with partners across the state to offer a variety of services: business partnerships; job search resources; and workforce training assistance. DEO’s vision is for Florida to be the best place in the world to live, learn, play, work and do business.

Cissy Proctor
Executive Director
(850) 245-7105 floridajobs.org



Florida Small Business Development Center Network

On behalf of the Florida SBDC Network, congratulations on taking the first step toward owning and operating your own business. Creating a successful business can be one of the most rewarding, yet challenging, experiences in life. Florida Small Business has been thoughtfully constructed to include the information you need to get started on the right path. But help doesn’t stop there.

Designated as the state’s principal provider of business assistance, the Florida SBDC provides you with the tools, resources, and expertise to make better business decisions. Please visit FloridaSBDC.org to find one of our more than 40 offices nearest you.

Michael Myhre
CEO and State Director
(850) 898-3479 • floridaSBDC.org




CareerSource Florida

Skilled talent is a top priority for businesses of all sizes. At CareerSource Florida, our statewide network of professionals specializes in recruiting, hiring and training the talent your business needs to succeed and grow. We work with businesses directly to connect your team with people, information and training resources to sharpen your company’s competitive edge. Whether you run a family business or a global firm, we know the workforce in your area. Our team is ready to partner with you to help meet your specific industry needs. Ask about our training grants customized to assist small businesses.

Michelle Dennard
President and CEO
(850) 692-6887 careersourceflorida.com

CareerSource Florida