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May 28, 2021

Enterprise Florida Launches First-Ever Minority and Small Business Boot Camp

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Enterprise Florida launched its first-ever Minority & Small Business Boot Camp on April 7th and will extend bi-weekly sessions through the Summer.

The boot camp is designed to equip minority and small businesses with various tools needed for growth. “Through the boot camp, Enterprise Florida continues its commitment to providing minority and small businesses with training, development, and financing options,” said Florida Secretary of Commerce Jamal Sowell. “Businesses and entrepreneurs have faced tough times and we want to offer support wherever we can.”

The boot camp is co-sponsored by the Florida Department of Management Services and America’s Small Business Development Centers.

Each hour-long session will provide small business owners, staff, and team members with the resources needed to create, maintain and grow a successful business. One-time registration will allow attendees to participate in all remaining sessions.

Summer boot camp sessions:

  • June 2nd – Innovating the Customer Experience with Design Thinking
  • June 16th – Start Your Marketing Strategy
  • June 30th – Maximizing Your Presence Online
  • July 14th – Building a Winning Website
  • July 28th – How to Insure My Small Business and Why Should I Care
  • August 11th – Going from Side Hustle to Enterprise
  • August 25th – How to Take Your Small Business Global

“We have had tremendous interest from hundreds across the state in these bi-weekly sessions so far,” said Minority and Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Capital Programs Director Veronica Valdez. “Our presenters and partners have brought quality content and resources for our audiences. The summer sessions promise to deliver more valuable insight.”

To register visit For more information on the event, contact Veronica Valdez.


Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention; small business growth through international trade and exporting programs; promotion of sporting events; promotion and protection of Florida’s military bases; and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses.