Thinking about starting your own business? Curious about what it takes? Want to know who and what is out there to help? Below is an extensive list of various resources to help answer those questions.
Entrepreneur Assistance Programs:
www.FLvec.com - The Virtual Entrepreneur Center Web portal is designed to be a one-stop shop library for entrepreneurs who are looking for business resources all in one place.
http://www.trda.org/ - The Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) works with early-stage technology companies and entrepreneurs to accelerate their business planning, fundraising efforts, business development strategies and growth.
http://www.foundersforum.com/ - Founders Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs within the community.
www.GrowFl.com - The purpose of the Florida Economic Gardening Technical Assistance Pilot Program is to stimulate investment in Florida’s economy by providing technical assistance for expanding businesses in the state.
http://www.bsbac.org/ - Brevard Small Business Assistance Council
www.spacecoastedc.org – Economic Development commission of Florida’s Space Coast
http://www.disneyec.com/ - Disney Entrepreneur Center
http://www.sba.gov/ - U.S. Small Business Administration
www.dol.gov – United States Department of Labor
http://www.careeronestop.org/ - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
http://www.mbda.gov/ - Minority Business Development Agency/U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Florida Small Business Center at BCC - Florida Small Business Development Center at Brevard Community College
www.brevardcc.edu – Brevard Community College – Entrepreneur Education
http://wbc.fit.edu/ - Women’s Business Center at the Florida Institute of Technology
http://cei.ucf.edu/ - UCF's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Chambers of Commerce/Marketing Assistance
http://www.melpb-chamber.org/ - Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida
http://www.cocoabeachchamber.com/ - Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
http://www.titusville.org/ - Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce
http://www.uschamber.com/ - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
http://www.orlandoinc.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=About%20the%20Chamber&category=About%20the%20chamber – Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
https://www.fbo.gov/ - Federal Business Opportunities
https://www.bpn.gov/ccr/ - Central Contractor Registration
https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/vms-web/spring/login?execution=e1s1 – State of Florida Vendor Information Portal