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The Small Business Administration’s website (www.sba.gov) provides a great deal of information and assistance to new and existing businesses, including many short, free on-line seminars and classes. All businesses are urged to spend time on the SBA website and see what it has to offer.
Small Business Development Centers offer locations throughout Florida to provide small business entrepreneurs with FREE counseling, management training, and information for prospering in the global economy. If you need to contact a certified business analyst to provide you with financial assistance or industry-specific counseling, please visit www.fsbdc.com or call 305.261.1638.
Counseling and educational programs are also available through Miami Dade County’s Enterprise Community Center
(http://www.miamidade.gov/ced/ECC.asp). The Enterprise Community Center serves as a one-stop capital shop, offering a full array of technical assistance, seminars, counseling and financial services to businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Miami-Dade County. The ECC houses public lenders, banks, and local development agencies, as well as a Small Business Resource Center Library offering state-of-the-art information.
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Counselors to America’s Small Business, SCORE is a non-profit association that provides small business entrepreneurs with FREE counseling (either in person or via email). If you are ready to ask questions about starting or expanding a small business, please visit SCORE (http://www.score.org/findscore/) and make a counseling appointment today. 786.539.4194.
SBA’s network of more than 60 Women’s Business Centers
(http://www.onlinewbc.gov) provide a wide range of services to women entrepreneurs at all levels of business development.
The South Florida Workforce Investment Board, and the Miami Beach One-Stop Career Center managed by UNIDAD of Miami Beach provides employers and job seekers with professional services at no cost. Contact 305.532.5350 for more information.
The State of Florida offers Quick Response Training Incentives, which are customized, flexible and responsive to individual company needs. Additionally, the Incumbent Worker Training Program provides training to currently employed workers to keep Florida’s workforce competitive and to retain existing businesses. The program is available to businesses that have been in operation for at least one year prior to application.
South Florida Commuter Services (www.1800234ride.com) offers several programs to assist employers and employees with transportation.