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 April 18, 2018
Broward and You

Quote of The Week


​"You miss 100 percent of the
shots you don’t take." 

– Wayne Gretzky


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).

Broward County Municipalities | Solicitation Information

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.



Two On-Site Participants Will be Selected to Compete for Prizes - Here's How: 

  1. You must already be registered to attend the 2018 Broward and Beyond Business Conference
  2. Prepare a 60-second pitch for your product or service. 
  3. On the day of the conference, enter your name to be randomly selected to compete. 
  4. Two chosen competitors will be announced at the beginning of the Pitch Comp, along with the pre-qualified finalists.
  5. Present your pitch LIVE ON STAGE before a panel of judges. 

Download the Conference App

Download the App where you can customize your schedule, network with other attendees, win prizes and receive session presentations post conference. Engage, experience and connect! 


Information Session for the NewVenture™ Entrepreneurial Program

Where: Broward County Main Library, 100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6 to 7:30 PM ​

Owning your business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools. Attend the information session to learn more. Register online.

Doing Business with: China

Where: Nova Southeastern University, HSB Sales Institute, Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Lecture Hall Auditorium 1124, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314 | When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 2 to 5 PM

Learn about new export and investment opportunities in China and about an upcoming trade mission to China. Register online.

Employers and Local Industry Representatives Wanted!

Where: Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | When: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 9 AM to 1 PM

The 2018 Annual My Next Move College/Career & Work Readiness Program is designed to help current high school seniors in Broward County explore options for careers, work, or internship opportunities after graduation. For more information contact Susan Climan, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

2018 Synergy Summit for Cultural & Heritage Tourism

Where: Renaissance Plantation Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33024 | When: May 16 to 18, 2018 

The Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism invites you to explore opportunities to help small businesses, local attractions, and artists from the Broward County area to connect and showcase their businesses, art, and attractions to tourism professionals. More...

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.


Training Opportunities

You're Certified:  Now What? 

Where:  Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 302, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | When:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 3 to 4:30 PM

Geared towards new and established certified firms who want to maximize their small business certification(s), source out strategic bid opportunities, and learn best practices from a certified small business perspective. Discover the wide range of resources available through local and federal programs that can help develop, sustain and grow your business.


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.

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 Business Assistance Weekly 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, visit 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 |

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