Additional Entrepreneur Resources:
Florida Virtual Entrepreneurship Resources
FLVEC is a statewide initiative to help entrepreneurs. The site includes resource and entrepreneur directories and educational webinars.
Sarasota County Entrepreneurship Resources (flvec.com)
BMO Harris Resources
Podcasts, Articles, webinars, templates and calculator for entrepreneurs and women considering entrepreneurship.
Women in Business – Tools for Financial Progress – BMO Harris or email: WomeninBusiness@bmo.com
Amazon Black Business Accelerator program:
Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator is dedicated to helping build sustainable equity and growth for Black entrepreneurs by enabling their success as sellers. Grow your business with access to financial support, strategic business guidance and mentorship, and marketing and promotional support.
Amazon Black Business Accelerator | Program for Amazon sellers
Entrepreneurs Access Network
EAN is a business accelerator program and an always-on learning community. It leverages EY tools, services, events, and professionals to help companies scale and grow by complementing their current leadership activities. EAN utilizes an immersive platform built on three foundational pillars — business community ecovillage for networking, curated growth drivers to scale, and an expansive capital network for funding. EAN will team with a web of like-minded companies and organizations dedicated to making sure Black and Latinx founders achieve sustained success.
There are two program paths to broaden the reach — a curated,* class-based learning program and an on-demand, self-instructional educational component. *Flexibility on criteria will be based on the scalability of the company.
Entrepreneurs Access Network | EY – US
Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America
The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program identifies ambitious women entrepreneurs and provides them with the advice, resources, and access they need to unlock their full potential.
Entrepreneurial Winning Women North America | EY – US
The Florida SBDC Network has access to robust databases, business research resources, and knowledgeable experts who can help you successfully navigate the obstacles that come with the stages of the business life cycle.
SCF’s incubator: https://innovate.scf.edu/
The SCF Technology Incubator & Accelerator is a place for start-ups and entrepreneurs to learn and grow in collaboration with financial, legal, marketing and other business mentors to convert disruptive ideas into viable business models.
Sarasota Chamber’s Opportunities for All Program
The Opportunities For All (OFA) program is a two part program. Designed to serve as a help desk/navigator for small and minority-owned businesses to help business grow as well as assist with pairing interns with local companies in the Sarasota/Manatee region.
Small grants and funding will be available to help these small businesses grow and thrive in the community. This initiative is funded by a grant from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.
Opportunities For All – Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce