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NEC’s Jerry Ross named as one of 44 businesspeople to help Orange County restart the local economy

"Orange County has named 44 Central Florida businesspeople as part of its new planning group to help restart the local economy. 'All of the individuals and their companies on the task force were greatly impacted by the stay-at-home order and forced to…

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Online Education for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs during COVID-19

Thanks to our fantastic resource partners, we are able to offer a selection of on-demand classes and educational seminars for use at this time. These are free and cover a variety of COVID-19 related topics. Bookmark this page, as new…

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NEC Updates– Resources and Tools for your Business during COVID-19:

For the safety of all members of our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have closed our in-person facility and transitioned all staff to working from home until further notice. (Message updated May 21, 2020) Many of our…

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State & Federal Agency Small Business Support during COVID-19

State and Federal Agencies: The recently passed CARES Act contains a lot of information relevant to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Please consult this handy guide from the US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship answering all questions pertaining…

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Other Small Business Support during COVID-19

Online Services and Private Companies: There are ways to continue to learn and grow your business during this time sheltering in place. While we are promoting online webinar series from our in house options on our events page, additionally many…

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Central Florida Small Business Support during COVID-19

Resource Partners: Please note the majority of resource partners here at the center have switched to virtual coaching, in an effort to cut down on in-person interaction.  To access free one-on-one coaching and mentoring, as well as online resources to…

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Incubation Innovation

"When Carol Ann Dykes Logue, Jerry Ross and Rob Panepinto get in the same room, the conversation flows naturally from one topic to another to another. These are people whose connections run wide and deep in business, government, academic and…

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NEC is a nonprofit designed to help entrepreneurs

Jerry Ross | National Entrepreneur Center

"The NEC serves as a hub for business creation while functioning as a nonprofit. World-renowned for its economic development model, the NEC has a direct economic impact in Orlando with ripple effects of its work throughout the state. 'The fact…

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Jerry Ross, the President of the National Entrepreneur Center

CEOs of the Year – Meet Jerry Ross

"Orlando has gotten a lot of recognition for being one of the best places to start or grow a small business — and Jerry Ross has helped facilitate much of that. Ross, president of the 15-year-old National Entrepreneur Center, has…

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NEC Celebrates 15 years

NEC marks 15 years helping local entrepreneurs

"If you own a small business in Orlando and haven’t checked out the National Entrepreneur Center yet, you might be missing out on advice, networking and even ways to finance business growth.” - Click to read the full article from…

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