There's a reason that Florida is one of the leading states for women-owned businesses in the country. There are multiple resources available, including female entrepreneur networks and enterprising women's networks, within our local Florida communities that take into account the unique needs of female entrepreneurs.
As part of our commitment to being the local bank that invests in you and your communities, we’ve compiled a list of some helpful resources our female businesses owners can take advantage of no matter your level of entrepreneurial experience. The majority of the resources in this list specifically cater to women, but there are a few options mentioned that are available to the general Florida public.
An Organization powered by the Florida Institute of Technology. Most of their services focus on business education that will “amplify womenpreneurs” in Florida. This Florida organization has been recognized by the SBA Women’s Center for Business with awards for its excellence for nearly four years. It is a great place for novice and seasoned professionals alike to develop solutions to their toughest business challenges.
This digital tool is a great resource to get questions answered about a variety of areas that can significantly affect the business operation of female leaders. Users can find case studies, business templates, and detailed material that makes applying solutions to their personal situation a breeze.
A partnership spanning across more than 25 local economic development organizations, 14 community colleges, and the major universities in Florida, supporting the local technology industry through affordable funding, research, and much more. A great grant resource for seasoned STEM companies with some opportunities for start-ups as well.
A local female entrepreneur network featuring meet-ups, local economic trend reports, and much more to support female business leaders within the local northern region of Florida.
A list of fun opportunities for female entrepreneurs to meet other female business owners within the Central Florida area. Many are separated based on expertise, particular business interest, and also casual interest as well. Those with busy schedules will enjoy the variety and commitment-free options this presents for those still trying to get their feet wet.