District 8 Newsletter
January 17, 2018
From the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) follow us on TwitterLike us on facebookWatch us on Youtube
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“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

― Peter F. Drucker 



Interested in CERTIFYING your firm as a SMALL BUSINESS with Broward County?

OESBD provides certification services to local small businesses. LEARN MORE

  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • County Business Enterprise (CBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)

Certification is FREE.

Become a Registered Vendor with Broward County and view all bid opportunities using BidSync

Contact us for technical assistance in a wide range of business topics.

FLL Jobs/Business Opportunities

Learn about Future Projects and Concession Opportunities at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

Click below to view solicitation information from Broward County Municipalities

Opportunities in Broward and Beyond

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development provides the information contained in this document as a courtesy to our clients.

Conference Registration is NOW OPEN!

Inviting Exhibitors, Sponsors, Presenters, Attendees

The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) is hosting the upcoming 2018 Broward & Beyond Business Conference on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. For this year’s conference, continuing with collaboration from County agencies and community partners, we are featuring content categorized into four (4) educational tracks: Start Up, Nonprofit, Growth and International Trade. 
  • ​​EXHIBITORS  Get direct access to important prospects and potential clients by showcasing your products / services to our conference attendees. Fees apply. Limited space available – first come, first served.   
  • SPONSORS– For organizations interested in increasing brand awareness and targeting the business community. Limited opportunities are available. 
  • NEW! Marketing / Prize Sponsor – Help us spread the word with your audience or let us feature your product/service through our conference gamification plan.
  • Attendee – The conference is free and open to the public. Review the four conference tracks and register now to attend. NOTE: Since this is a FREE event, to ensure maximum participation and attendance we request that all registered guests notify us if unable to attend.
  • Presenter – Subject matter experts are a vital component to any conference. If you’d like to share your expertise, broaden your business network and advance your company/career, we are recruiting dynamic and knowledgeable speakers for various conference sessions. Limited opportunities are available. ​​Call for Speakers Interest Form online. ​ 
For more information and to register

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​Don't Miss Out on a Great Opportunity!!

2018 Export Readiness Seminar

When:  January 29, January 31 and February 2, 2018
Where:  Broward College, 111 East Las Olas Blvd, Room 1208, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 ​Join the Office of Economic and Small Business Development, in conjunction with Broward College for this free, three-part seminar, held annually to educate the Broward County business community on how to export. Sessions are from 2 to 5 PM on January 29, January 31 and February 2 at the downtown Broward College campus. 

Register online​.

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Indoor Air Quality Association Chapter Meeting

When:  Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Where:  Florida Atlantic University, Liberal Arts Bldg., Auditorium/LA120, 3200 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314

The Indoor Air Quality Association invites you to attend "Knowledge is Power Chapter Workshop," featuring speakers Andy Wyman, Construction Law Attorney, and Lorenzo Jackson, Crypto Market Analyst, Investor. For more information contact the IAQA at 954-967-0011.


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. 
Completing Your Local Certification Application WEBINAR
This webinar takes you through the process of completing a County Business Enterprise /  Small Business Enterprise (CBE/SBE) certification application for your firm. This interactive session takes you through the steps and paperwork needed to complete the process.  Access the webinar TODAY.

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.​
Training Opportunities

2018 Technical Training Assistance Program

All Classes will be held at the Bro
ward County Governmental Center, 
115 S. Andrews Ave​​., Room 302, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

If you register and are unable to attend, kindly contact our office at 954-357-6400 
at least 24 hours in advance so that we can notify waitlisted participants.​​

January 24, 2018, 3 to 4:30 PM

​Instructor:  Cheryl Roberts, Small Business Development Supervisor

Let us guide you step-by-step through completing the U.S. Department of Transportation Uniform Certification Application. Perfect for anyone interested in Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certification to do business with Aviation and/or Transit / Transportation. 

Other Training Opportunities
OESBD offers a robust list of Training and Business Assistance Resources for small businesses. Please be sure to check out the many options available at the local, state and federal level.  
Upcoming Business Events
Current Bid Solicitations
NOTE: The BAW provides an overview of the opportunities currently available. Please review the information posted online for more information, user requirements and/or subscriber agreements.
 ​To View Procurement Activities for Broward County,
Current Solicitations and Results. 
Opportunities in Broward and Beyond

Please check out the left column of this e-publication for solicitation opportunities in Broward and Beyond.

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room A680 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
954-357-6400 | Broward.org/EconDev

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