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Economic and Small Business Development

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Economic and Small Business Development

Virtual Office Hours and Visits

OESBD is Open for Business! In response to concerns about COVID-19, we now have virtual office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5PM. 

If you wish to schedule a meeting or technical assistance, you can do so remotely by calling us at 954-357-6400.  The new remote meeting option requires access to Skype or Zoom.   

Virtual Programming Coming Soon!

Even though all onsite programming is postponed, we are planning to keep you connected with virtual programming. In the meantime, visit our YouTube Channel to view our Local Certification Webinar.

COVID-19 Business Resources

We are asking businesses to contact us directly regarding Broward County Contracts and Small Business Programs at 954-357-6400. Resources that come available from the Federal, State or Local Governments for all size businesses will be posted on our COVID-19 Resources webpage - VIEW RESOURCES


Updates/Reminders 

Important Reminders
  • The OESBD Certified Firm Directories are available 24/7 online.
  • Prime Contractors are responsible for meeting project goal requirements and solicitation timelines.
  • CBEs are encouraged to ensure their information is accurate in the certified firm directories and in BidSync. It is the responsibility of the CBEs to make sure their contact information, NAICS Codes and certifications are accurate in the Small Business Directory.
Canceled Events 
  • In coordination with County efforts to continue to protect our residents during this challenging time of COVID-19, The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) will be canceling the 2020 Broward and Beyond Business Conference that was scheduled on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Signature Grand. 
  • Janitorial Services at FLL - CBE Outreach Meet & Greet that was scheduled for March 19th has been canceled.
  • Jacobs Engineering Meet & Greet - Scheduled for March 24th at the Main Library has been canceled. 
Links
OESBD: Supporting Your Growth
This video highlights Broward County from an economic development viewpoint and the programs and services of the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD).  As a small business-focused agency of local County government, OESBD promotes equal access to procurement opportunities for all enterprises and helps position businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to take advantage of local opportunities, and grow their businesses beyond Broward.