Resources

Online

Basecamp                              Project management and team communication

Buzzgate                                Entrepreneurial resources

Asana                                     Project Management

Google                                    Google for business - email, calendars, drives, advertising

LinkedIn                                  Professional Networking

Trello                                       Project Management

Zoho                                       Email, Project management, Contacts, Calendars, CRM, etc.

Traklight                                  IP tools

Invention Evaluator                 Can assess market size and fit, existing patents

300 Awesome Free Things     Free tools for business, especially building your webpage

Startup Stash                           Free tools to help you build your startup

National

SBA                                         Wealth of information on starting a business

Entreprenuer.com                   Information about starting and running business, great articles

Small Biz U                             Excellent online classes geared towards smaller lbusiness, for fee

Kauffman Foundation             Entrepreneurial resource and empowerment center

Accion                                     Small Business lending

IRS                                          Forms/Resource for taxes for the self-employed/small business

 

State-wide Florida             

Bio FL                                     As the statewide trade association for the bioscience industry.

Florida High Tech Corridor    The Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s numerous entrepreneurial initiatives support small businesses and growing companies alike. 

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur   Online portal

 SE Bio                                    Southeast BIO (SEBIO)'s mission is to foster the growth of the life sciences industry in the Southeastern United States.

FL Business Develop. Corp.    Source for SBA 504 lending

FL First Captl. Finance Corp.   Source for SBA 504 lending  and equipment lending

Access Florida Finance Corp.  Access to capital for black, rural, and small businesses

BBIF                                          Black Business Investment Fund

HBIF                                          Hispanic Business Initiative Fund

FL Inst. for the Com. of Public Research  Assists in business planning and funding for tech transfer based

Business

 

Florida Angel Nexus (FAN)         Angel investment clearinghouse

Florida Venture Forum               Connecting Florida Entrepreneurs and Capital Sources to Foster a Thriving Innovation Economy

Florida Trend                              Online resources for small business

HealthBox                                  Healthcare focused incubator

Melbourne Area

Founder's Forum                      Founders Forum invites you to join us in promoting the development of Central Florida’s future businesses and entrepreneurs

SBDC                                       Small business classes and one to one consulting

Women's Business Center       Focused on supporting women's business

Brevard Small Business Assistance Council      Provides education and networking opportunities for small business

SCORE                                     Small business consulting by retired executives

Economic Development of Space Coast Market Research assistance and business relocation resources

 Career Source Brevard BizLaunch  BizLaunch is bringing business startup lessons and learning to hopeful entrepreneurs in Brevard.

Meetup                                   Search for entrepreneurship groups in your area, online coordination for in person meetups

TrepHub                                 A non-profit organization dedicated to growing the technology and entrepreneur community in Melbourne FL

North Brevard Economic Development Zone  Economic Development Office Brevard

Space Coast Technical Council  Technology business council

 

Gainesville Area

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce  Place to connect with other business owners

Gainesville Entrepreneurial Resource Center   Resource of Gainesville area entrepreneurial resources 

City of Gainesville Economic Development Economic Development resources

Gainesville Community Redevelopment  Economic Development resources

Alachua County Economic Development  Economic Development resources

Small Business Development Center Workshops and one to one small business consulting

UF Sid Martin Biotech Incubator  Biotech business incubator

Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) Early Stage technology incubator (publicly funded)

Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED)  Broad Spectrum Small Business Incubator (publicly funded)

Innovation Gainesville (iG)  Initiative to support the innovation economy in Gainesville

Innovation Hub                      Technology focused business incubator (publicly funded)

Florida Tech Toybox              Rapid prototyping lab

Cade Museum + Prize           Cade Museum for creativity and invention, Cade Prize $50K annual competition

Starter Space                          Business Incubator (private funding)

Skyward Capital                      Business Incubator (private funding)

Founder's Pad                         Business Incubator (private funding)

Blue Oven Kitchens                 Business incubator focused on food production/restaurants (publicly funded)

SCORE                                    Retired executives volunteer one to one coaching at no cost

Startup Hour                            Once a month networking event

Startup Weekend                     Once a year weekend event

Meetup                                     Facilitates physical meetups for groups with common interests (search for entrepreneurship)

Jacksonville Area

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce  Place to connect with other business owners

Jacksonville Economic Development JAX Economic Development resources

Small Business Development Center  Workshops and one to one small business consulting

Beaver Street Enterprise Center Small Business incubator

City of Jacksonville Office of ED  Provides assistance with small business loans and grants

Jacksonville Entrepreneurship Center  Small and Medium Sized Minority owned focused business assistance

Jacksonville Women's Business Center  Focused on helping women owned businesses

First Coast African American Chamber Focused on African American owned and operated businesses

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  Focused on Hispanic owned and operated businesses

Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce Focused on Puerto Rican owned and operated businesses

Jacksonville Asian American Alliance  Promoting Asian small business 

SCORE                                     Volunteer mentoring

E3 Business Group                  Focused on inspiring and supporting entrepreneurship

Small Business Center             Entrepreneurial Resource Center under Chamber of Commerce

Women Business Owners of Jacksonville Networking and support for Women Business Owners

Non-profit Center NE Florida    Non-profit networking, information, resources

Grow Jax                                   For already established businesses, additional consulting and support

iStartJax                                   Accelerator for technology companies connecting to resources and funding 

Co-work Jax                             Co-working space

One Spark                                 Entrepreneurship/Crowdfunding Festival

The Factory                               Venture technology lab

Jessie Ball duPont Center         Under construction, center for philanthropic and non-profit organizations

PS27 Ventures                          Botique investment and consulting firm focused on health and wellness scaleable business

Stache Investments                  Supports Jacksonville based businesses

The Barnett                               Under construction, entrepreneurship epicenter

Business Blog                           Local stories on small business

Nonprofit Startup 101               Overview of how to start a non-profit

Startup Weekend Jax                Weekend team building

Duval County Public Schools    Minority Business Affairs Office

Indous Chamber of Commerce  Indo US Chamber of the Northeast Florida

Real Sense                                 Free tax prep for small business owners

Small Business Resource Network  Small business support referral service - accountants, attorneys, lenders…

Career Source Northeast Florida Entrepreneurial resources

 

Tallahassee Area

Economic Development Council  Provider of EEP program and business resources

Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce  Great place to connect with other business owners

Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce Great place to connect with other business owners 

Big Bend Biz                             Resource List of entrepreneurship support throughout region

Tallahassee Business Resources  List of service providers 

SBDC                                        Provider of workshops and class, one to one consulting, market research

Domi Station                             Coworking space and incubator

TCC Non-profit Center              Non profit center

Jim Moran Institute                    Support for businesses with three or more employees, speakers, events

 

Tampa Area 

Pinellas Econ. Dev.                    Pinellas County Economic Development helps businesses grow. We follow Pinellas County companies, community partners & news.

St. Petersburg College - Business EpiCenter  The EpiCenter is a joint-use facility between St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County where professionals from business, government and academia come together.

Pinellas County - Small Business Development Cntr   Small Business Development Center for startup and existing small business.

The Greenhouse                        Funding and business support

Tech Garage                              Incubator-co-working center

Pinellas County SCORE            Retired Professional Mentors

Clearwater Regional Chamber  Clearwater Chamber of Commerce

TBTI                                           Investing - Incubator - High Tech

Tampa Bay Partnership             The Tampa Bay Partnership is the regional organization that works with its partners to market the region nationally and internationally, to conduct regional research.

Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation     Resource - County

Hillsborough County Economic Development Department     Resource - County 

USF Research Foundation          Office of Technology Transfer for USF

HCC                                             This brand new innovative program, enables you to build and refine your business model through a combination of various trial learning activities. The certificate can be completed in a single semester, and provides students with a substantial array of resources and connections to the local Tampa Bay entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Tampa Chamber of Commerce     Support business in Tampa area.

USF Center for Entrepreneurship  The USF Center for Entrepreneurship is a nationally-ranked, multidisciplinary, campus-wide center focusing on entrepreneurial education, training, and research.

TampaBay Wave                            The FirstWaVE Venture Center is designed first and foremost to support our mission: to help entrepreneurs turn ideas into thriving tech ventures in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center        To serve as the focal point of innovation for the State of Florida and the Tampa Bay region.  

Startup Weekend Tampa                Startup Weekend is coming to Tampa Bay! From idea to launch in 54 hours, Startup Weekend builds communities and companies.

Meetup                                           Facilitates physical meetups for groups with common interests (search for entrepreneurship)

UT Entrepreneurs                           The UT Entrepreneurs aims to provide a professional environment in which any type of entrepreneurial notion can prosper.

 

Daytona Area

SBDC UCF Palm Coast                   Small business and one to one consulting

SBDC at Daytona State College      Small business classes and one to one consulting

Meetup                                             Search for entrepreneurship groups in your area, online coordination for in person meetups

SCORE Flagler/Volusia                    Business consulting and resources made up of retired corporate executives that volunteer time

Palm Coast Business Assistance Center One to one business consulting services

UCF Business Incubator Daytona     Business Incubator at Daytona airport

Volusia County Economic Development  Provide market research statistics on area, relocation assistance for larger companies

Volusia Building Industry Association  Building and construction trade organization

Volusia Manufactures Association      Manufacturing training, resources, connection

Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce  Regional chamber of commerce for business

Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce         Regional chamber of commerce for business

Ormond Chamber of Commerce          Regional chamber of commerce for business

Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce Regional chamber of commerce for business

Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce Regional chamber of commerce for business 

Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  Regional chamber of commerce for business

Flagler County Chamber of Commerce   Regional chamber of commerce for business

Flagler County Economic Development Council Provide market research statistics on area, some business resources, relocation assistance for larger companies

Career Source                                       Entrepreneurial events

Office Divvy                                           Coworking Space

 

Ft. Lauderdale Area

Broward County Business Assistance   List of Resources and offices

Business Development Workshops       List of workshops available for growing your business

Innovation Hub                                       Coworking and Incubator Space

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance              Various links to business resources 

Small Business Development EDC         Promoting Small, Minority owned business

Southern Minority Business Council      Promoting Small, Minority owned business

Coral Springs Doing Business               Resource page for small business in Coral Springs 

Broward SCORE                                    One to one consulting with experts

Small Business Development Center Broward  Training and one to one consulting at no cost

Axis Space                                             Co-working space

Thesis                                                     Accelerator for consumer facing brands

Meetup                                                   Find meetings in your area

Ft. Lauderdale Chamber                        Chamber of Commerce 

 

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Comment by Diane Childs on June 10, 2015 at 1:11pm

Someone just told me there's a class tomorrow morning (in Starke?) about entrepreneuring, but I don't see it on the event list. Can someone email me to give me info, please?  diane.childs@cox.net   please, only contact me thru this email address.  Thank you in advance. And, also, where is your 'contact us' on your site?

 

Comment by Yasmin Whitmon on June 4, 2014 at 1:03pm

hello there,

i just joined GAINnet and i will like to have someone call me with few questions I have.

thanks,

Yasmin

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