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The video recording of the "FY16 Capital Projects and Contracting Opportunities" workshop held on October 7th is now available for on demand viewing. Access the video online now.  


Small Business Saturday is November 28th


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Small Business Saturday 2015 is November 28th
OESBD encourages Broward County residents to SHOP SMALL and support our local small business community on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Learn more...    

Broward County is Looking for Landscapers-Technical Assistance Sessions Scheduled Landscaping firms wanted!
Landscapers and lawn care service providers are needed. Special FREE technical assistance sessions are scheduled this month to guide businesses through the process to access work with Broward County government.  Sessions will be held at the Broward County Governmental Center. Space is limited; so sign up today! Learn more...


FastTrac New Venture Workshop SeriesNewVenture Program Information Session Scheduled in December
Join us to learn more about the Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture program, an exciting opportunity for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs! The 10-week FastTrac NewVenture program will help participants on a variety of topics. Upon completion, all participants wil receive a bonus prize. Space is limited and interested individuals must apply for this competitive application process. The application period begins on Monday, December 7th; Applications must be submitted by Friday, December 18th. The information session will be held on Thursday, December 3 from 6 to 7 PM at the Innovation Hub@ Broward College. More...

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Broward County Convention Center Expansion and Headquarters Hotel Project
The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center project will expand the existing facility to become South Florida's premier 600,000 square foot, LEED EB Gold Certified, waterfront conference center. The project master plan and summary and additional information including economic impact and an informative video is available for review. More...

Keep Broward WorkingBroward County Workforce Investment Program
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners established the "Workforce Investment Program" to encourage local economic development. This program applies to County-funded projects with at least $500,000 in annual payments. More...    


WALMART is Hiring in the Central Broward County Area!
Walmart is conducting a hiring event to identify employees for a new store opening on Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. The Urban League of Broward County is serving as the host hiring center.  To View OPEN positions, visit and select "JOBS BOARD"; then, enter "WALMART" in the keyword field at the top of the page. To Apply, visit and select "Find Store/Club hourly jobs" to the far right of the page. Click "APPLY NOW" to start the process. TIP: Be sure to select "I AGREE" to advance through each screen. Select "REGISTER NOW" to create a login and complete the online application. When completing the application, SELECT Store #2946 when prompted. Walmart representatives will contact candidates who pass the online assessment to schedule an interview. The hiring event runs through December 7, 2015.

Broward County is Buying!
 Certified Broward County Small Businesses
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SBA Offers Drought Assistance for Qualified Small Businesses
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for areas of South Florida, including Broward County, impacted by the current extreme drought as of July 7, 2015. Loan amounts can be up to $2 million with an interest rate of 4 percent for small businesses and 2.625 percent for private non-profit organizations of all sizes with terms up to 30 years. Completed loan applications can be filed until March 15, 2016. More...

Woman on ComputerBusiness Owners Can Now File Online for Tax Receipts
Beginning July 1st, the Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division (RTT) is enhancing services offered to County businesses. Broward County businesses will now be able to file an application for a new Business Tax Receipt and change address information on an existing Business Tax Receipt online. More...



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Want to Serve? Consider a Broward County Board or Committee
Public participation is encouraged through appointments on boards, commissions, task forces and other Broward County entities. Various appointments are reserved for small business owners or professionals in specific fields including contractors. To view a list of Broward County Boards and Committees and current Board Vacancies, visit the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards website. Contact the County Boards Administrator for appointment information. 

Upcoming Business Events
To view a listing of upcoming events for the local business community, visit the Business Event Calendar.

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