Business Development Workshop Series

The Business Development Workshop Series is a free annual program presented by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development. This series is designed for all local business owners and entrepreneurs interested in growing the reach of their businesses beyond Broward County. The workshops are FREE and open to the public.  Check back soon for the 2019 workshop schedule. 

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2018 Series Workshop Schedule


2018 Broward and Beyond Business Conference - Registration CLOSED 
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 8 AM to 5 PM
Signature Grand
With the theme "Opportunity Has No Boundaries," the 2018 conference is expected to draw approximately 650 start up, nonprofit, established and/or international businesses in all phases of the business cycle across various industries. The third annual event will provide attendees a space to learn from experts and peers and explore prospects for unlimited success. Learn more...​

New!  E-commerce for the Small Business - Registration CLOSED 
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Miramar Branch Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025
Get tips and tools to learn how to avoid the pitfalls of conducting electronic transactions for your business. Hear dos and don'ts from industry experts and your peers about incorporating and mastering new technologies. View promotional video


  • Stephanie Cates, Merchant Processing Solutions, Inc.
  • Megan Davis Aderele, The Aditu Agency
  • John Peter Mahoney, SocialMedia305
  • Patrick Alexander, Balambico

New!  So, You Want to Start a Nonprofit? - Registration CLOSED
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
North Regional / Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066​
If you've had a dream to start a nonprofit organization to serve the community, this is your chance to get information and resources you need to start out on the right foot. Get tips and a general overview of the nonprofit start up process. 

Scheduled Speaker(s):

  • ​Wendy S. Wilson, Esq., Legal Aid Service of Broward County
  • Annette E. Lewis, CPA, S. Davis & Associates, P.A.
  • Nonprofit Subject Matter Experts (NP-SME) Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Maria Hidalgo, Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations​
    • Panelists:
      • Linda Houston-Jones, Ashanti Cultural Arts
      • Katharine S. Barry, H.O.M.E.S., Inc. 
      • ​Heather Siskind, Jack & Kill Children's Center

FY19 Capital Projects and Contracting Opportunities - Registration Closed
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 2 to 4 PM
Broward County Governmental Center, Commission Chamber
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 422, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Join us for our annual MUST ATTEND workshop series finale. Featuring representatives from various Broward County agencies, this workshop is designed for primes, subcontractors, vendors and anyone interested in doing business with Broward County government. Get details and insight on upcoming contracting opportunities, make business-to-business connections, and network with County decision makers.

View workshop video recording (NOTE: Please Watch in Explorer Web Browser)

View workshop PowerPoint slides​