Homepage Spotlight

Will be shown on the homepage.

Prepare Your Business For Natural Disasters

The SBA and Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted "Build Back Better and Stronger" at the National Entrepreneur Center on June 15th. This seminar focused on the SBA opportunities for disaster recovery. As a Central Florida business, is vital to be prepared by taking the right steps and having...

Read more...

ConNECtions 2.0 celebrates the NEC’s 20 years!

The National Entrepreneur Center (NEC) celebrated partnerships with 18 small business nonprofit organizations in Central Florida at ConNECtions 2.0, May 24th, 2023 at UCF Downtown campus! Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer helped recognized the work of these organizations! Guests were encouraged to...

Read more...

BizLink Orange will be at The CLIMB Women’s Business Conference

SCORE Orlando’s Annual Women’s Business Conference - The Climb 2023 is back Wednesday, March 15th at the National Entrepreneur Center. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or already own a business, join us for a day of inspiration to help you climb higher! This year you’ll get practical business advice from...

Read more...

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...

Read more...

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...

Read more...

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...

Read more...

Orlando Tech Council Announces New Membership Structure and Name Change

Originally posted by Orlando Tech Community -  https://news.orlando.org/blog/orlando-tech-council-announces-new-membership-structure-and-name-change-to-orlando-tech-community/ Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) initiative formerly known as Orlando Tech Council (OTC) announced an official name change to Orlando Tech Community and a new membership structure to reflect a more community-driven approach to the Orlando region’s innovation...

Read more...

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...

Read more...

Elite Dental’s Story

With a new business plan and image, combined with Juliana and Camilo’s RESILIENCE, Elite Dental has been able to reestablish its mission and continue growing. Related resources: Prospera As COVID-19 cases surged, Juliana Bermudez was among the millions of small business owners that had to close operations, risking everything she worked...

Read more...

Warehouse Equipment & Supply Story

Her former partner is now her competitor as she strives to break barriers in a historically male-dominated industry. Nothing is holding her back from her entrepreneurial dream! Related resources: FSBDC at UCF Building your own business can be a monumental undertaking, even if you have had previous success in your industry....

Read more...