So, You Want
to Start a Nonprofit?
22, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut
Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Limited Space Available - Register Today!
If your dream is to serve the community by starting a nonprofit organization, this is your chance to get information and resources you can use to start out on the right foot. Attend and receive a general overview of the nonprofit start up process from subject matter experts from Legal Aid Service of Broward County and S. Davis & Associates, P.A. Also, get tips and best practices from local nonprofit leaders representing: Ashanti Cultural Arts, H.O.M.E.S. Inc. and Jack & Jill Children's Center.
Where: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
When: October 17 & 18, 2018
Broward County is hosting the fourth annual Florida International Trade
and Cultural Expo (FITCE 2018). FITCE 2018 will once again welcome local
and international companies to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward
County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a unique
opportunity to engage high level government leaders, international trade
experts and delegations from around the world to participate in
dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment and
culture. FITCE 2018 expects to attract over 1,000 attendees including: 200 international businesses, 800 local
businesses, multi-cultural global trade representatives from over 50
countries, federal, state and local trade agencies, and government
leaders from around the world.
NEW! Call for Artists - Deadline to Apply: October 12, 2018
The Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) will be selecting professional artists to exhibit and engage audiences during the upcoming 2018 Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) on October 17, 18, 2018 at Broward County Convention Center.
- Panel Discussions and Seminars
- Doing Business with the World
- Speed Matchmaking with Country Representatives
- The World Expo Marketplace
- American & International Buyers Panel / Meet & Greet
- Networking Cocktail Receptions / Cultural Experiences and much more!!!
Visit FITCExpo.com for more information, including sponsorship opportunities.
- Delta Air Lines
- The Eppy Group
- Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE)
- City of Lauderhill
- Nova Southeastern University (NSU)
- City of Fort Lauderdale
- Green Roads World
- Florida Power & Light (FPL)
- Port Everglades
- Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
FITCE2018 CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS INCLUDE:
The Eppy Group | Green Roads World | City of Lauderhill | Mink & Mink | AXUM Management Capabilities | Southeast Food Distribution and more!
Watch the Video Highlights of FITCE 2017
Upcoming Ordinance Information Session: Join Us!
Where: Urban League of Broward County, 560 NW 27th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 | When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 3 to 4:30 PM
ALL TRADES ARE WELCOME!
Architecture & Engineering | Construction | Contract & Service Providers | Suppliers | Cultural & Event Related Products
Attend this FREE Information Session to take advantage of new opportunities to do business with Broward County government. Discussion topics to include:
- How to tap into Broward County Government’s annual spend - averaging over $600M
- Updates on NEW total gross receipts cap for Construction Industry - increased to $9M
- Benefits of Personal Net Worth cap - increased to $1.32M
If you are unable to register online, on-site registration is available.
- NEW! Additional session scheduled in collaboration with Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine (District 3): Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 PM, at Northwest Regional Library, Coral Springs.
Congratulations to Broward Entrepreneurship Program Graduates!
The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development successfully graduated 15 entrepreneurs from its fourth FastTrac® NewVenture™ business plan development course, totaling 53 graduates to date. Over a period of four months, participants completed ten (10) highly intensive modules. The program culminated with a Graduation Day event that featured oral presentations from the top three scored business plans, making them eligible for varying seed money grants to fund their businesses. Final results of the business plan presentation competition are as follows:
1. Michelle Valor, Beach Buddies, Inc.
2. Marilyn DeMartini, Vitality Living
3. Portia Lundy-Dunkley, Teeny Violini
Where: Nova Southeastern University/Carl DeSantis Building, 3301 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314 | When: Friday, September 28, 2018 from 7 AM - 1:30 PM
The 7th Annual Entrepreneur Summit is a Hispanic Unity of Florida production in partnership with its host, Nova Southeastern University (NSU). This event showcases the diverse array of businesses that contribute to South Florida’s economy. The day will include a special session with a keynote speaker featuring an awards ceremony and conversation with the American Dreamer awardees. The day will also include a plenary session on leadership development, eight workshops led by subject matter experts, and an exhibit hall with 30+ business-support organizations and vendors.
Broward County Solicitation Opportunity: Audit Services
Broward County will accept sealed responses to the Request for Letter of Interest (RLI) from Certified Public Accounting Firms licensed in the State of Florida. Those firms who are interested in providing Audit Services in relation to the HFA Single Family and Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bonds are encouraged to apply. Deadline for submittal is Friday, October 26, 2018.
View the solicitation and learn more.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Office of Supplier Diversity
Meet the Prime Lunch-and-Learn Workshop
Where: BCPS, TSSC Annex Bank Lobby, 7770 W Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351 | When: Friday, October 5, 2018 from 12 to 2 PM
Please join BCPS for the Meet the Prime Lunch-n-Learn workshop, sponsored by Advanced Roofing, Inc. Learn how to get pre-qualified as a subcontractor with Advanced Roofing, and get key information on Broward County Public Schools' small and minority business certification program. Lunch is free!
FDOT Construction Management Development Program
Where: BCPS, TSSC Annex Bank Lobby, 7770 W Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351 | When: October 19 and 26; and November 2 and 9, 2018 from 8 AM to 4 PM
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Construction Estimating Institute (CEI) invite you to register for an upcoming live Business Development Training Course. DBE firms and small business can receive FDOT Assistance with:
Fees may apply. Register online.
- State Certification
- DBE Bid Matching Program
- Business Development Training
CALLING SMALL BUSINESSES: Broward County Wants You to Get Certified
Learn more and find out how your business can benefit from doing County business! OESBD is constantly recruiting small businesses for County Certification.
Broward County Workforce Investment Program
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners established the “Broward County Workforce Investment Program” to encourage local economic development by increasing potential employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged and hard-to-hire in connection with County-funded projects of at least $500,000 in annual payments. Learn more.