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Florida Women Entrepreneurs: Networks & Resources

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Did you know Florida ranks on many lists of "top states" and "leaders in the nation" when it comes to women in business? While it may often seem that it's challenging for women in business to get a great start or get ahead, opening your business in the state of Florida holds many advantages. 

Resources for Female Entrepreneurs

There's a reason that Florida is one of the leading states for women's business ownership 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. 

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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 business 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.

The Florida Women’s Business Center (FWBC)

A local organization funded in part by the Small Business Association offering professional mentorship, news, events, and supportive services to female business owners throughout various counties in South Florida. Their “Business Women Rock” event is also incredibly popular for networking and development opportunities.

The Florida Women's Business Center (weVENTURE)

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.  

Business Owner's Toolkit

This digital tool is a great resource to get questions answered about a variety of areas that can significantly affect the business plan of female leaders. Users can find case studies, business templates, and detailed material that makes applying solutions to their personal situations a breeze.

Florida’s High Tech Corridor  

A partnership spanning 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. Great grant opportunities for seasoned STEM companies with some opportunities for start-ups as well.

Women Business Owners of North Florida

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.

Female Entrepreneur Meetups in Orlando

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 casual interest. Those with busy schedules will enjoy the variety and commitment-free options this presents for those still trying to get their feet wet.

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