National Entrepreneur Center

We provide the business support and assistance to help your small business grow and thrive at little or no cost to you!

The National Entrepreneur Center (NEC) is home to a variety of independent business organizations that offer free business resources including coaching, training, and networking events designed to accelerate the growth and development of small businesses.

Founded in 2003, through the public/private partnership of municipal, educational, and corporate sponsors, the shared facility and collaborative approach to small business development has attracted national recognition to Central Florida as a model of efficiency and leverage.

Since inception, the resident organizations of the NEC have trained and counseled small businesses in record numbers, while creating nationally recognized business development programs.  This innovative model of economic development through small business development has been instrumental in Central Florida repeatedly being mentioned as one of the best places in America to start or grow a small business.

3201 E. Colonial Drive –  Suite A-20 – Orlando, FL 32803

Enter Mall Entrance with green vines near parking deck off Maguire Blvd near Planet Fitness – Behind Floor & Decor. Offices are inside to the right.

Programs at the NEC

Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO)

CFITO is a program of and resides in the National Entrepreneur Center.

Founded in 2014 with the generous support of Orange County Government and J.P. Morgan Chase, CFITO provides a single location to connect with a variety of trade resources in Central Florida!

Designed to accelerate the access and activity for companies interested in trade in Central Florida including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties. Metro Orlando is dedicated to strengthening Central Florida’s position as a world-class center of international trade, in a region that already hosts the largest number of visitors in the United States.

BizLink Orange

BizLink Orange’s mission is to accelerate the growth and development of Central Florida’s small business community.

Bizlink Orange provides resource guides, personal action plans, a region-wide calendar and the powerful resource navigator. Entrepreneurs now have easy online access to Central Florida’s vast array of business assistance organizations thanks to Orange County Government’s funding.