Funding and Finances

PropelHER Pitch Competition Call for Entries

Are you an established business looking to propel yourself forward? We have an exciting opportunity for you! The PropelHER Pitch Competition is for women business owners to want to showcase their businesses as they compete for cash prizes and in-kind services. We invite Florida women entrepreneurs and business owners from...

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Deadline Extended – Crummer Venture Plan Competition at Rollins College – 2023

Time is running out to enter the Crummer Venture Plan Competition at Rollins College! Open to all regionally headquartered startups, the annual competition is where teams battle for funding, exposure, and mentorship in front of the region’s top entrepreneurs, leaders, and venture capitalists. This year's finalist prize package is...

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Stemma Craft Coffee

Continuing a family tradition in coffee.  Related resources: Prospera Originally from Nicaragua, Maria Blandon and her daughter Rebecca are the owners of Stemma Craft Coffee, LLC. A modern coffee shop located in the vicinity of Downtown Orlando that offers high quality imported coffee and a variety of food options to the...

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The Corporate Couch – 11 Tips to Better Manage Your Finances

Whether you’re a business owner or a manager, staying on top of tangible items is vital to success. These tips can help you keep track. 1. Set up a realistic budget. While it’s good to be optimistic, don’t plan for more spending than you know you can afford. Make sure you plan...

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What Investors Listen For When Hearing Your Pitches?

In case you are wondering why it is so difficult for Startups to secure funding from investors, first you need to know “what business, investors are in and why?” The answer to both is: they are in the business to make money and for some, “Doing Good” too. They strive...

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BBIF Granted $25,000 By FAIRWINDS Foundation to Promote Financial Literacy Education in Underserved Communities!

FAIRWINDS Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the philanthropic arm of FAIRWINDS Credit Union, announced the recipients of its 2022 grants at a breakfast event held at Full Sail Live attended by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, community leaders and twelve organizations embodying the Foundation’s core purpose of improving lives through...

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Ultimate Health Direct Primary Care Story

Who says you can't be both a health care professional and an innovative entrepreneur? Learn how Amanda leads Ultimate Health Direct Primary Care to bring the patient back to the center of care! Related resources: FSBDC at UCF Successful entrepreneurs typically have a spirit, an energy, a kind of determination that...

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Valley Bank Invests in National Entrepreneur Center

(Orlando, FL) —The National Entrepreneur Center (NEC) announced today that Valley Bank has invested $30,000 toward the continued operations of the business support facility, home to 16 non-profit business organizations. The NEC is a single location solution for entrepreneurs and small businesses, providing access to targeted business training, free...

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All-in-One Electric Awarded $20K Grant from Siemens

Florida State Minority Supplier Diversity Council worked with All-in-One owner Rodney Jones to secure a $20,000 grant from Siemens – the first grant ever applied for by the business.  Related resources: FSMSDC

Siemens awarded a $20,000 grant to All-in-One Electric, a Tampa-based company, to enhance minority representation in its supply...

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4Pets Gets Back on the Road

After a devasting fire scorched their dream, 4Pets Mobile LLC worked with Ascendus to receive an SBA 7a Community Advantage Loan for $119,000 to replace their van and revitalize their business. Related resources: Ascendus, Prospera As their nostrils filled with smoke, the Layas watched a part of their dream...

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