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Accion USA

At Accion East, we're committed to bringing affordable microfinance solutions to small business owners who need them. We're a nonprofit organization with a nationwide reach that has helped thousands of small business owners grow and thrive. A recognized leader in U.S. microfinance, we help small business owners use microloans to build their businesses. We are…

African American Chamber of Commerce, an NEC Partner

African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF)

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (the Chamber) is a membership organization serving public, private, and not-for-profit African American-owned businesses and organizations in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. For over seven decades, the Chamber has served its members as an advocate and resource. The Chamber, established in 1945, is…

AACC, an NEC Partner

Asian American Chamber of Commerce

About Us The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida is a Section 501(c)(6) non-profit organization and incorporated in Florida since 1986. The Chamber is run by an Advisory Board of Directors (11 directors) elected every fall at the Annual Meeting. Each director serves a two-year term, and the board selects officers. The Chamber…

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Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce (CFDC)

About the CFDC Founded in 2009, the mission of the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce is to provide information and education on business creation and growth, specifically designed for the needs of people with disabilities. We are the first and only active Chamber of Commerce for persons with disabilities in the nation. Our Vision…

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Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO)

Our region is home to over 2 million residents and represents a vibrant business community and a climate bathed in sunshine. We receive over 65 million visitors per year and are conveniently located in the I-4 Corridor between Port Tampa Bay and Port Canaveral. Our office is designed to accelerate the access and activity for…

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Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC)

The FSMSDC was founded in 1975 by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Progress Foundation to foster the development of minority-owned businesses throughout South Florida. Central to our mission is the principle that networks and relationships among and between minority businesses and corporate and government buyers build businesses. The council’s primary…

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GrowFL

GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. This program provides strategies, resources, and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through strategic research, peer learning, and leadership development. As of June 30, 2015, GrowFL assisted companies in representing over 16,737 direct jobs across the state of Florida. In 2015,…

HCCMO, an NEC Partner

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO)

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) originated as a result of a merger between two separate and distinct chambers of commerce: The Latin Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, Inc., and the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida. These two organizations merged to strengthen the representation of all Hispanic businesses…

NAWBO, an NEC Partner

National Association of Women Business Owners Orlando (NAWBO)

Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of over 10.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States, representing the fastest-growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based national organization that represents women business owners across all industries. The organization has affiliations in more than 35 countries with Les Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises Mondiales,…

National Black MBA Association, an NEC Partner

National Black MBA Association, Inc. of Central Florida (NBMBAA)

Our organization gains its strength from a passionate belief in community and a commitment to prosperity by creating educational opportunities and economic growth for the Central Florida community. We offer our members multiple opportunities that are expected from the premier African-American professional association, such as hard-hitting programs, executive skill development, employment opportunities, and great member…

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National Entrepreneur Center (NEC)

Founded in 2003, through the collaborative efforts of Walt Disney World, Orange County Government and The University of Central Florida, this “shared facility” and collaborative approach to small business development has attracted national attention for its financial efficiencies and the ability to leverage the resources and skills of each resident organization. Additionally, the center provides…

Prospera, an NEC Partner

Prospera

Prospera is an economic development, nonprofit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. Prospera empowers Hispanic entrepreneurs through training, support, and resources so their businesses can grow and prosper. Prospera serves entrepreneurs and the community, and without charging for its services, thanks to investments in its…

SBDC, an NEC Partner

Small Business Development Center at UCF

The Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF), is in the National Entrepreneur Center inside the Orlando Fashion Square Mall and provides business seminars and no-cost one-on-one business consulting for small business owners. The FSBDC at UCF serves an eight-county area that includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and…

Score, an NEC Partner

SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business

Orlando SCORE provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of small business and offers workshops for both start-up and current businesses. SCORE is a nonprofit association supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the tireless contributions of more than 12,000 volunteers nationwide that allow us to deliver our services…

UCF, an NEC Partner

UCF Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP)

UCFBIP clients are provided with an array of business development services and resources to help accelerate growth. The formal incubation process takes place through a series of strategic and tactical working sessions to define the company business, market, and capital strategies and to build the business plan. Expertise and resources are identified for the company…

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