Wanted: Entrepreneurs! Florida small business owners have the support of an extensive network of state, federal and local financing opportunities and resources ready to assist with everything from business plan writing to accounting and marketing. Florida's principal provider of business assistance, the Florida Small Business Center Development Network has over 35 years of experience helping businesses start, grow and succeed.
The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) programs include the Florida Capital Access Program, Florida Venture Capital Program and the Small Business Loan Support Program. These programs will provide Florida's small businesses access to debt and venture capital financing that may not otherwise be available.
Florida assists developing and expanding minority-owned business enterprises by evaluating their unmet needs for capital, providing technical assistance and creating partnerships between state and local governments and private enterprises to aid in business development.