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Business Assistance

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"Stimulating Local Business Growth"


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UCF-Kissimmee Business Incubator:  This community partnership provides early stage companies with the enabling tools, training and infrastructure to create financially stable high growth/impact enterprises.  The Incubator program provides a variety of services, which include shared reception, office equipment, conference rooms, support services, as well as educational programs and mentoring in all aspects of business development and business growth.  For more information, please contact the Incubator's Site Manager: Rafael Caamano at 407.343.4300.  

 SBDC 40th anniversarySmall Business Development Center (SBDC): The Ken Shipley SBDC at UCF in Kissimmee was established in 2004 to provide one-on-one counseling and training to prospective, emerging and established entrepreneurs in Osceola County. By providing the necessary tools to its entrepreneurs, Certified Business Analysts help to develop business plans, marketing plans, feasibility studies, market research, loan proposals, and strategic plans. The business center is located on the second floor of the Kissimmee Osceola Chamber of Commerce building.


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Prospera (formerly HBIF): This is the leading Hispanic economic development, non-profit organization in Florida. HBIF specializes in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida.  For those wanting to start or expand a business or simply need information about small business resources in Florida, this is the right place! This is where to find information about the various programs that are readily available. 


National Entrepreneur Center: Based in Orlando, the National Entrepreneur Center, is dedicated to igniting the spark of a new business idea, supporting business growth and providing resources to small businesses across Central Florida.  From free one-on-one business counseling and low-cost seminars to high-impact networking opportunities, the National Entrepreneur Center can connect businesses with what is needed to succeed.


The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is a free Web portal designed to connect entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs and service providers who can support their new or growing business.  This free site is provided by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.

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