Small Business Support Programs
Using our CRA site is a great start, but your journey should not end here. There’s a lot of other resources that can help your business start, grow, and prosper and we encourage you to draw on their expertise. Provided in detail are some of these organizations that can help, including us! This resource provides detailed information on available financial assistance options, security measures to take for your business, how to secure valuable equipment and best practices for employee safety. Also included is additional resources and organizations that are dedicated to help small businesses during this tough time.
Dania Beach CRA / Community Development / City of Dania Beach
Phone: (954) 924 – 6801 http://daniabeachcra.org/
Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)
Phone: (954) 357-6400
OESBD is the lead agency for establishing and implementing the County's policy for economic development. OESBD's mission is to implement a full range of strategies designed to enhance Broward County's economy, resulting in job creation, business expansion, and continually improving the quality of life of Broward citizens.
Learn more www.broward.org/EconDev/pages
Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance
Phone: (954) 524-3113
Broward County's public/private partnership for economic development. GFLA focuses on creating, attracting, expanding, and retaining high-wage jobs and capital investment in high value targeted industries, developing more vibrant communities, and improving the quality of life for our area’s citizens. GFLA is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs Program.
Learn more: https://www.gflalliance.org
Phone: (954) 356-7263
SCORE is a network of +13,000 volunteers, representing +3,000 years of experience across 62 industries. Broward SCORE, founded in 1964, is one of the first chapters of SCORE. The mentors of Broward SCORE are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge, at no cost, to help small business owners and potential small business owners achieve success. Broward SCORE is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs
Learn more: https://broward.score.org/
CareerSource Broward (CSBD)
Phone: (954) 677-5555
To meet the demand for skilled employees in all industries, CSBD helps businesses in Dania Beach and the greater Fort Lauderdale are to find well-trained, highly qualified employees. CSBD can save businesses “Money – Energy – Time” by listing positions in Employ Florida Marketplace, pre-screening and interviewing applicants; and providing employers with labor market information. CSBD can identify specific financial incentives that may be available when certain job candidates are hired.
Learn more: https://careersourcebroward.com/
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)
Phone: (754) 321-0000
BCPS is the sixth-largest school district in the nation. The district is Florida’s first fully accredited school system with +270,000 students and nearly 175,000 adult students, representing 204 countries and 191 languages. BCPS operate three, fully accredited Technical Colleges, with credits that transfer toward an associate degree.
Learn more: browardschools.com/
Florida Small Business Development Center at FAU (Florida SBDC)
Phone: (954) 762-5235
Florida SBDC in Fort Lauderdale serves aspiring and existing small businesses in Palm Beach and Broward Counties with no-cost consulting, low-cost training, and access to business data and research resources. In addition to its core services, the Florida SBDC also offers specialized services to qualifying companies, including capital access, market growth, government contracting, international trade, business continuation, cybersecurity, disaster planning and recovery, and more.
Learn more: www.sba.gov/offices/district/fl/broward
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Phone: (305) 536-5521
SBA is a federal government agency established to bolster and promote the economy by providing assistance to small businesses. One of the largest functions of the SBA is the provision of counseling to aid individuals trying to start and grow businesses. SBA has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
Learn more: www.sba.gov
Enterprise Florida (EFI)
Phone: (305) 808-3660
EFI is a public-private partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners.
Learn more: https://www.enterpriseflorida.com/
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship (JMI)
As the challenge of operating and growing a small business becomes increasingly complex, the Jim Moran Institute remains a source of expertise and executive education. For this reason, our focus is on assisting businesses with a minimum of five employees and that have been in business for at least three years for little to no cost. Maintaining one of the most extensive small business outreach programs in the nation, the Jim Moran Institute serves small business owners and nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Florida by offering the following programs.
Learn more: https://jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu