Enterprise Florida Launches Minority and Small Business Boot Camp 2.0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Enterprise Florida (EFI) launched its Minority and Small Business Boot Camp 2.0. Following a successful inaugural boot camp in 2021, EFI’s Minority and Small Business Boot Camp 2.0 will feature a hybrid of virtual and in-person sessions designed to educate minority and small businesses regarding information integral to growth and success.
“Enterprise Florida is dedicated to providing Florida’s minority and small businesses the resources they need to succeed,” said Acting Secretary of Commerce Marc Adler, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. “Florida’s businesses are the cornerstone of our communities, and we are proud to offer our continued support through opportunities such as Minority and Small Business Boot Camp 2.0.”
In partnership with Florida SBDC Network, Florida Department of Management Services, and Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry, Enterprise Florida is proud to present the following boot camp sessions:
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Session 1 | May 4 | The Art of Networking: How to Work a Room So It Works for YOU!
Session 2 | May 18 | MBE/WBE/DBE Certifications: The Crash Course
Session 3 | June 1 | Generational Wealth: Building a Lasting Legacy!
Session 4 | June 15 | The ABCs of Exporting
IN-PERSON (SEPARATE REGISTRATION & FEE REQUIRED)
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 5 | June 13 | Access to Capital: Financial Speed Dating
Session 6 | Aug 30 | Procurement Readiness! Now What?
Each 2-hour long session will provide small business owners and staff, C-level executives, chamber and nonprofit organization leaders, and other professionals with the resources needed to create, maintain and grow a successful business. This one-time registration will allow attendees to participate in all webinar sessions at no cost. The in-person sessions will require separate registration and fee.
“Last year’s boot camp garnered tremendous interest from hundreds of small business owners around the state,” said Enterprise Florida Minority and Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Capital Programs Vice President Veronica Valdez. “Minority and Small Business Boot Camp 2.0 will take a deeper dive into the everyday challenges facing small business owners. Boot Camp 2.0 promises to bring a high level of quality content and resources designed to help Florida’s small businesses grow and succeed.”
“Our state is built on the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of our state’s small business owners, and we want to make sure that all of our state’s small businesses have the tools and resources to start, grow and thrive,” said Greg Britton, state director of the Florida SBDC Network. “We’re proud to partner on this workshop series with our partners at Enterprise Florida, Florida DMS and the Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry to equip businesses with the knowledge and resources to succeed.”
“Department of Management Services, Office of Supplier Diversity is pleased to partner with Enterprise Florida and the SBDC to present this year’s Business Boot Camp 2.0. We continue to advocate for growing small business throughout the state. This Boot Camp is a great opportunity for business to learn how to work with the State and become vital partners with government,” said Todd Inman, Secretary of Management Services.
“Florida A&M University (FAMU) through the School of Business and Industry and the Florida SBDC at FAMU are excited about partnering with Enterprise Florida and the Florida Department of Management Services to support our Florida businesses who are the backbone of Florida’s economy,” said Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Dean of Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry.