Small Business Resources
Whether you are an entrepreneur starting a business, buying a business or preparing to take your business to the next stage, I hope all the information in this section will be helpful. Research each resource below to find the one that will help you meet your goals. If you have any questions about these resources, please contact my office at (352) 241-9220
The Florida SBDC Network is the State of Florida’s principal provider of business assistance. Certified Business Analysts (CBAs) are available to assist entrepreneurs and small business in virtually all areas of business management. Learn more.
The National Entrepreneur Center is a collaborative effort of Walt Disney World, Orange County Government and the University of Central Florida focused on small business development in our community. Located at Orlando Fashion Square, the center provides small business resources, export assistance, procurement assistance, an onsite business lab and a variety of other services to help local entrepreneurs start businesses and create jobs. Learn more.
UCF Business Incubation Program is a University-driven community partnership providing entrepreneurs and early-stage small businesses in Central Florida with the tools and training to grow and succeed. Learn more.
SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and nonprofit association, which offers Central Florida entrepreneurs and small businesses mentoring, confidential business counseling services and workshops at no charge. Learn more.
BusinessUSA is the federal government’s one-stop platform providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with easy access to services to help them grow and hire. Learn more.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides financial, technical and management assistance to help entrepreneurs start, run, and grow their businesses. Learn more.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Boots to Business program works with its resource partners to connect transitioning service members with the tools, training and support to help start and grow a business. Learn more.
The SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training and technical assistance, and provide access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities. Learn more.
The MBDA operates a Business Center located in Orlando, Florida, which is dedicated to providing minority-owned business enterprises in Central Florida with resources to access financing and contract opportunities. Learn more.