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National Entrepreneur Center Announces Retirement of President Jerry Ross

The National Entrepreneur Center (NEC) announced today that Jerry Ross has informed the Executive Board of his intent to retire as President of the organization in late 2022, after more than 16 years of service in the role. Ross said…

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Jerry Ross and the National Entrepreneur Center named by the SBA as Small Business Advocate of the Year, Florida!

  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) North Florida District Director J. Malcolm Richards is proud to announce the 2022 Small Business Week winners for the North Florida territory. State-wide winners have won an additional recognition. “Our small businesses have…

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National Entrepreneur Center is Central Florida’s Official Global Entrepreneurship Week Community Organizer!

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a collection of tens of thousands of events celebrated each November in 180+ countries to make it easier for anyone to start and scale a company. Global Entrepreneurship Week's mission is to rally communities worldwide to…

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Valley Bank Invests in National Entrepreneur Center

(Orlando, FL) —The National Entrepreneur Center (NEC) announced today that Valley Bank has invested $30,000 toward the continued operations of the business support facility, home to 16 non-profit business organizations. The NEC is a single location solution for entrepreneurs and…

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Everybody’s Business and YouTube channel launch!

  Click to listen (all podcast services) Click to watch (Youtube) ...And we can't wait for you to check it out! Our series Everybody's Business features practical business tips and in-depth interviews with experienced entrepreneurs who have walked the walk and are willing…

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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 past 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,…

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

(Updated August 27th, 2021) Our in-person facility is again open to the public at this time, with masks strongly requested regardless of vaccination status. If you are not yet vaccinated and would like more information, please visit Orange County's handy COVID-19…

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State & Federal Agency Small Business Support during COVID-19

State and Federal Agencies: October 5th 2021 update: While the vast majority of the forgivable PPP loans have been forgiven, billions of dollars have not been, according to recent SBA data. If this applies to you, please see resources on…

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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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