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The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) provides certification services to local small businesses in order to bid on Broward County procurement contracts with Small Business Enterprise (SBE), County Business Enterprise (CBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program requirements. Certification in these programs provides a gateway to other OESBD services that support the growth and sustainability of Broward County's business community. Learn how you can certify your business today. For certification assistance, please call 954.357.6400. 

Other Certifying Bodies Directory   

Alvarez & Pelier

1431 Ponce DeLeon Blvd. 

Coral Gables, FL 33134

 

Programs and Services:  

All Types of Legal Services Contract and Negotiation Property Law Immigration Law

 

Telephone:................................................................................ (305) 529 -9199

Fax: ........................................................................................(305) 592-2990

Contact Person.............................................................................. Robert Pelier

 

 

BAC Funding Corporation

6600 Northwest 27 th Avenue Miami, FL 33147

 

Programs and Services:  

Fixed asset and working capital funding to Black-owned and operated businesses Office Space Rental

Commercial Loans

 

Telephone:..................................................................................................... (305) 693 -3550

Fax:..................................................................................................... (305) 693-7450

Contact Person.................................................................................................... Edwin L. Miller

 

The Beacon Council

80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2400 Miami, FL 33130

 

Programs and Services:  

Demographic Assistance 

Economic Incentives Economic Research

Exporting/ International Business Support Financing Programs

Networking Permitting Assistance Relocation Assistance

 

Telephone:................................................................................. (305) 579 -1300

Fax: ...................................................................................... (305) 3-072571

Contact Person................................................................................ Charles Byrd

Website...................................................... www.beaconcouncil.com  

 

The Black Business Association

6013 NW 7 Ave. – 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33127

 

Programs and Services:  

Business Information Networks Job Opportunities

Workshops/ Seminars Networking Opportunities

Bid, Contract, and E&E plans/ specs information 

Job Bank

 

Telephone:................................................................................. (305) 759 -8466

Fax:...................................................................................... (305) 759-8462

Contact Person:....... ...........................................………...........John Dixon

 

 

Broward Community College (South)

7200 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

 

Programs and Services:  

Conferences Educational Information Seminars

 

Telephone:.................................................................................. (954) 963-8989

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (954) 9-869390

Contact Person................................................................ Dr. S. Ullah

 

Broward County

Office of Equal Opportunity

115 S. Andrews Avenue, Suite 680A 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Programs and Services:  

Certification Contract Compliance

Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Directory Technical Assistance

Business Development Business Referrals 

Contracting Opportunities

 

Telephone:................................................................................. (954) 357 -7800

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (954) 3-758717

Contact Person:.............. ...............................................…...Pam Madison

Website............................................... www.broward.org/ eeo.htm......................


 
 

Broward County, The School Board of

Minority / Women Business Enterprise Program

600 SE 3rd Avenue, 8th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Programs and Services:  

Certification

Contracts with Purchasing & Construction

 

Telephone:.............................................................................. (954) 760 -7470

Fax:....................................................................................... (954) 765-6974

Contact Person: ...........................................……. Michelle Bryant -Wilcox Website:…........................... http:// www.broward.k12.fl.us/ purchasing1/ index.asp........................... 

 

Broward Alliance

300 SE 2 St. – Suite 780

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Programs and Services:  

Business Attraction 

Business Research Expansion/ Retention

International Trade Missions 

Motion Picture & TV

Sport Council

 

Telephone:............................................................................... (954) 524-3113

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (954) 5-321467

Email:.................................................... info@browardalliance.org

Contact Person:...…............................ ................................Evelyn Nieves

Website..................................................... www.browardalliance.org 


 

Camacol Latin Chamber of Commerce

1417 West Flagler St. Miami, FL 33135

 

Programs and Services:  

Loan Fund

Small Business Assistance Trade Missions

Commercial Invoice Certification

 

Telephone:.................................................................................. (305) 642-7472

Fax:..................................................................................F. ax: 305-642-0653

Email:................................................................. info@camacol.org

Contact Person:............................................................................... Jose Font

Website:…................................................. http:// www.camacol.org...................

 

 

 

Carras Community Investment, Inc.

211 S.W. 2nd Street #D 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Programs and Services:  

Strategic Planning 

Program Development Market Analysis

 

Telephone:................................................................................. (954) 525 -1023

Fax:....................................................................................... (954) 525-4503

Contact Person............................................................................. James Carras


 

Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce

 

11805 Heron Bay Blvd. Coral Springs, FL 33076

 

Programs and Services :

One Stop Shop Business Resource Center 

Counseling

Financing 

Seminars

Telephone:...................................................... 954-752-4242

Fax:................................................................ 954-827-0543

Contact Person: ................................................………........ Joan K. Goodrich

Website:…............................................................ www.cschamber.com  

 

Community Redevelopment Associates of Florida, Inc.

10221 Taft Street, Suite 2 Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

 

Programs and Services:

Government/ Legislation Urban Affairs Consultants Finance

Campaign Logistics

 

Telephone:................................................................................. (954) 431-7866

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (954) 4-638182

Contact Person: ........................................................Andrew Azebeokhai


 

 

Enterprise Development Corporation

3701 FAU Blvd. – Suite 210 Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Programs and Services:  

Market Expansion 

Product Development Raising Capital Funds Technology Transfer

 

Telephone:................................................................................. (561) 620 -8494

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (561) 6-824093

Email:.......................................................................... edcinfo@adc-tach.org

Contact Person.............................................................................. Jane Teague

 

 

Enterprise Florida, Inc.

2801 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134

 

Programs and Services:  

Key Referral and Resource for Minority & Women-owned Businesses Clearinghouse for Information

 

Telephone:........................................................................... (305) 569-2650

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (305) 5-266986

Email:....................................................... information@eflorida.co

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Contact Person.................................................................. Manuel Mencia

Website................................................................ www.eflorida.com  


 

Florida Atlantic University

Center for Urban Redevelopment and Empowerment

111 E. Las Olas Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Programs and   Services:

Applied Research

Economic/ Demographic Information Organizational     Development Proposal Development

Technical/ Management Assistance

 

Telephone:........................................................................... (954) 355 -5270

Fax:....................................................................................... (954) 355-5278

Email:................................................................... faucure@fau.edu

Contact Person............................................................................. Dr. Jerry Kolo

Website................................................................. www.cure.fau.edu  

 

 

 

Florida Business Development Corp.

6801 Lake Worth Road, Suite 209 Lake Worth, FL 33467

 

Program and Services:  

504 Financing

Fixed Asset Financing

 

Telephone............................................................................ (561) 433-0233

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (561) 433-8545

Contact Person........................................................................... Manny Manos


 

Florida Atlantic University

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Broward County

100 S. Andrews Ave. – 5th Floor Ft. Lauderdale, 

FL 33301

email: rcruz@fau.edu  

 

Miami-Dade County

8500 SW 8th St. – Suite 224 Miami, FL 33144

Monroe County

5901 College Road Key West, FL 33145

Palm Beach County

777 Glades Road, Bldg. T -9 Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Programs and Services:  

Business Resource Library Business Seminars 

Consulting Services

Energy Conservation Assistance Government 

Contracting Opportunities International Trade Assistance

Small Business Loan Evaluation Program

 

Telephone:…………..........................….       (954) 357 8068 (Broward)

(786) 388-9040 (Miami-Dade)

(305) 292-2396 (Monroe)

(561) 297-1140 (Palm Beach) Fax:......................... (954) 351-4120 (Broward)

(786) 388-9060 (Miami-Dade)

(305) 292-2397 (Monroe)

(561) 297-1141 (Palm Beach) Email:............................................................. sbdc@fau.edu

Contact Info.................................................... www.fa usbdc.com 


 

Florida Department of 

Transportation Equal Opportunity Office

605 Suwanne Street, MS 65

Tallahassee, FL 32399 -0450

 

Programs and Services:  

Contractor’s Bid Opportunities Enterprise 

Certification & Services

 

Telephone:......................................................................... (850) 414-4747

Email:............................................ john.goodeman@dot.state.fl.us 

Contact Person: ............................................................. .........John Goodeman

Website:…...................... www11.myflorida.com/   equalopportunityoffice/... 

 

 

 

City of Fort Lauderdale

Economic Development Division 101 N. E. 3rd Avenue, 3 rd Floor

Fort Lauderdale, FL 333 01

 

Programs and Services:  

Enterprise Zone Loan Guarantee Program Enterprise Zone Linked Deposit Program Enterprise Direct Loan Program

 

Telephone:.......................................................................... (954) 828 -4505

Contact Person................................................................................. Eve Bazer

Website:……………………………………...    www.ci.fort -lauderdale.fl.us/ 


 

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

512 NE 3rd Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Programs & Services: 

New Business Assistance Workshops/ Seminars International 

Workshops

Small Business Discounted Products 

Small Business Networking

 

Telephone:.......................................................................... (954) 462-6000

Fax:..................................................................................... (954)582-7766

Email:........................................................... info@ftlchamber.com

Contact Person: ............................... .....................................Carolyn Michaels

Website:…............................................................ www.ftlchamber.com  

 

 

 

Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of 

Commerce

43 North Krome Avenue, 

2 nd Floor Homestead, FL 33030

 

Programs and Services: 

Business Resource Guide Visitors’ Guide

Member Directory 

Relocation Package

 

Telephone:.................................................................................. (305) 247 -2332

Fax:...................................................................................... (305) 246-1100

Email:.................................................. info@chamberinaction.com

Website.................................................. www.chamberinaction.com 

Contact Person...................................................................................... Janet Ivy


 

City of Hollywood

Office of Equal Opportunity

Human Resource Division 2600 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, FL 33020

 

Program and Services:  

Contracting Opportunities Monthly Seminars

One-on-One Counseling for Entrepreneurs Women 

Business Enterprises

 

Telephone:.............................................................................. (954) 921 -3218

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (954) 9-323114

Conta ct Person........................................................................ Denise Edsall

 

 

McKinley Financial Services

6555 Powerline Road #214 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

 

Programs and Services:  

Insurance Services -All Types

 

Telephone:............................................................................... (954) 938-2685

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (954) 9-236895

Website……………………….. http :// www.mckinleyinsurance.com Contact Person: ………………………………………..Ji m McKinley


 

Metro Broward Economic Development Corp, Inc.

3800 West Broward Boulevard 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

 

Programs & Services: 

Small Business Loans -

Acquisitions, Equipment & Working Capital Loans Small Business Incubator

Affordable Office Space 

Technical Assistance

 

Telephone................................................................. (954) 587 -3755

Fax:........................................................................... (954) 587-3703

Website........................................................ www.metrobroward.org

e-mail:....................................................... info@metrobroward.org

Contact Persons: …. Marc Villain / Caroline Harvey

 

Miami -Dade County

Department of Business Development

111 N. W. 1st Street, 17 Floor Miami, FL 33128

 

Programs and Services:  

Contracting Opportunities Certification

Management & Technical Assistance Mentor -Protégé Program

Bonding & Financial Assistance

 

Telephone:................................................................................. (305) 349 -5960

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (305) 3-472532

Contact Person:................................................................................... Marsha Jackman

Email:............................................................ fmj@miamidade.gov


 

Miami -Dade County Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED)

140 West Flagler Street, Suite 1100

Miami, Florida 33130 -1561

 

Programs & Services: 

Loan    to    businesses    in     designated    target    areas 

Telephone:................................................................. (305) 375 -4472

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (305) 3-73585

E-mail:............................................................. oced@miamidade.gov

Contact Person: ...........................................................Bryan Finnie

  

Metro -Miami Action Plan Trust

19 West. Flagler Street Mezzainine 106 Miami, 

FL 33130

 

Programs and Services:  

Affordable Housing

Grant Dollars for Startup 

Joint Venture

Small Business Loans 

Economic Development

 

Telephone:................................................................... (305) 372 -7600

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (305) 5-739699

Contact Person............................................................................ Vincent Brown

 

Miami Capital Development, Inc .

DuPont Plaza Center

300 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Suite 614 Miami, FL 33131

 

Programs and Services:  

Business Loans

 

Telephone:............................................................................. (305) 358-1025

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (305) 5-35093

Contact Person: ..............................................................David Feito

 

 

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Minority Business Development Center

5950 W. Oakland Park Boulevard. Suite 307 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313

 

Programs and Services:  

Business Start-Up, Planning, Financing Technical Assistance Market Research, Exporting, Franchising, Procurement

 

Telephone................................................................... (954) 485 -5333 

(Fort Lauderdale)

Fax:............................................................. (954) 485-2514 (Fort Lauderdale)

Telephone.................................................................... (786) 316-0888 (Miami)

Fax:.............................................................................. (786) 316-0090 (Miami)

Contact Person: ............................................... Marie Gill/ Ricardo Martinez Email:................................................. infombdcsouthflorida.org


 

Miami Ventures Management Company, Inc.

One World Trade Plaza Suite 2400

80 SW Eight Street Miami, FL 33130

 

Programs and Services:  

Business Plan Completion

Direct or indirect financial and other support to the expansion of majority-controlled Black-owned businesses.

 

Telephone:.............................................................................. (3050 579 -1361

Fax:....................................................................................... (305) 375-0271

Contact Person .............................................................John Hall

 

Micro -Business, USA

National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Miami Chapter

1825 Ponce De Leon Boulevard #299 Coral Gables, FL 33134

 

Programs and Services:  

Mentoring

Member to Member Discounts Member to Member Business Corporate    Partners Networking Events

Public                        Policy                         Advocacy Telephone:........................................... (305) 444 -4437

Fax:........................................................................ (305) 260-0007

Contact Person:.................................................... Delanea Ouellette Website.............................................. www.nawbomiami.org


 

 

New Horizon Business Development Center

291 SE 1st Terrace Deerfield 

Beach, FL 33441

 

Programs and Services:

Business Development Business Incubator 

Business Plan

Manufacturing and Industrial Assistance

 

Marketing                                                                        Plan Telephone:.................................................................... (954) 427 -4692

Fax:. ...................................................................................... (954) 452-8854

Contact Person:.................................................................Adrian Gonzalez

 

 

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE ) - Dade

1320 S. Dixie Highway, 

3 rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33146

 

Programs and Services:

Business Information Business Planning Business Startup 

Counseling International Trade Management Marketing

Training and Workshops

 

Telephone:.......................................................... (305) 536-5521

Fax:......................................................................... (305) 535-6058

Contact Person.................................................. Ray D. Shanklin

Website...................................................................... www.score.org


 

Service Corps of Retired Executive (SCORE)                                                                         - Broward

299 East Broward Boulevard, #123 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Program and Services:

Business Information

Business Planning and Startup

Counseling, International Trade, Management 

Marketing

Training and Workshops

 

Telephone:................................................. (954) 356 -7263

Fax:................................................................ (954) 3-576145

Contact Person......................................... Al Mindell

Website…………………………………...www.score .org

 

 

Service Corps of Retired Executive (SCORE)                                                                 - Palm Beach

500 Australian Avenue, S., Suite 115 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Programs and Services:

Business Information

Business Planning and Startup 

Counseling, International Trade Management, Marketing Training and Workshops

 

Telephone:......................................................... (561) 833 -1672

Fax:......................................................................... (561) 8-313672

Website...................................................................... www.score.org

 

Small Business Opportunity Center

1417 W. Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130

 

Programs and Services:

Computer Resources, Business Counseling Resource Library -Books, Periodicals, Manuals Research 

Databases, Business Information Internet Access

 

Telephone:................................................................... (305) 643-1555

Contact Person: .........................................................Juan Hurtado

  

South Broward/North Dade SCORE

3745 Sheridan Street, Suite 203 

Hollywood, FL 33021

 

Programs and Services:

Business Information, Business Planning

Business Startup, Counseling, International Trade Management, Marketing, Training, and Workshops

 

Telephone:.............................................................. (954) 966-8415


 

Solid Rock Entrepreneurial Neighborhood Outreach Center

4780 N. State Road 7

Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

 

Programs and Services:

Business Workshops Computer Classes Small Business Classes

Telephone:.................................................................. (954) 485 -7867

Fax:.............................................................................. (954) 485-1285

Contact Person: ..........................................................Winnifred McPherson

 

 

South Florida Regional Planning Council

Revolving Loan Fund

3440 Hollywood Blvd 

Suite 140

Hollywood, FL 33021

 

Program Services:

Financing 

Networking

Small Business Development

 

Telephone:…............................................ (954) 985 -4416

Fax….......................................................... (954) 985-4417

Contact...................................................... Cheryl Cook


 

SunTrust Bank, South Florida N.A.

501 E. Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Programs and Services:

Financing 

Marketing Manual

Small Business Workshops Small Business Resource Guide

 

Telephone:............................................................... (954) 766 -2283

Contact Person........................................................ Corina Solomon

 

  

Task Force on Urban Economic Revitalization

Urban Revitalization Task Force Office 155 South Miami 

Avenue

Penthouse 

1 -A Miami, Fl. 33130

 

Programs and Services:

Development Loans 

Business Loans

Telephone:….......................................... 305 -579-2611

Fax:…..................................................... 305-579-2778

Email:............................................................. utf@miamidade.gov

Contact Person......................................... Karen Moore


Tools for Change

Black Economic Development Coalition, Inc.

6255 NW 7th Avenue Miami, FL 33150

 

Programs and Services:

Business Development 

Commercial Development Legal Assistance

Loan Facilitation 

Marketing Micro-lending

 

Telephone:...................................................... (305) 751 -8934

Fax:.................................................................. (305) 751-1619

Contact Person................................................ Elaine H. Black

 

 

US Small Business Administration

1220 S. Dixie Highway, 3 rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33146

 

Programs and Services :

504 Development Loans 

Advocacy

Counseling

Government Procurement 

Loan    Guaranties Minority Contracting Surety Bond

Telephone:................................................................... (305) 536 -5521

Fax:.............................................................................. (305) 536-5058

Contact Person................................................................ Charles Anderson


 

 Winnie Corporation

8401 S.W. 107 Avenue, #254E

Miami, FL 33173

 

Programs and Services:

Business Management, Presentation, and Promotion Materials Chinese Interpretation/ Translation Services

 

Telephone:.................................................. (305) 297 -5461

Fax:.............................................................. (305) 251-9196

Contact Person:............................................ Winnie Tang

 

 

Working Capital Florida

9200 S. Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 103 Miami, FL 33156

 

Programs and Services:

Business Directory

Business Training, Credit Record, Networking Peer Support, Technical Assistance

 

Telephone:................................................................. (305) 670-7411

Fax:...................................................................................... (305) 6-7419

Contact Person: ........................................................Kathleen Gordon


 

Note: Names appearing in this directory are resources only and do not imply or confirm endorsement by the City of Miramar, its collegial body, or its staff. The information contained herein is accurate based upon the available information at the time of printing.