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Economic and Small Business Development

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Economic and Small Business Development

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Services Needed! Calling ALL Consultants!

Broward County is preparing to launch a Small Business Grant Program and can use your services. Broward County will be utilizing funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to establish a Broward County CARES Grant Program (“CARES GRANT”) to provide financial assistance to Broward County’s small businesses that employ fewer than twenty (20) employees, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The County is seeking qualified community-based business assistance organizations, certified small businesses (CBE’s), non-certified small businesses, non-profits and for-profit organizations who have worked with Small Businesses to provide Technical Advisory Services to the County's CARES GRANT applicants, and Application Review Services.

Can you provide Technical Advisory Services to Small Businesses and/or provide Application Review Services to the County? If yes, we need you to look at the Bid Solicitation NOW! There will be a Pre-Bid meeting THIS Wednesday, September 23rd at 1PM EST to explain the services needed and the scope of work. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to help our small business community. VIEW BID

COVID-19 Business Success Stories

Our workshop on Surviving COVID-19: Success Stories for Businesses can be viewed on our Facebook page. During the workshop we shared strategies and practices that are proving to be successful for some business owners, which you may be able to adopt or tweak for your own success. View Speaker and Contact Information

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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.   

BizHelp Broward 

Visit BizHelpBroward.com for a wealth of business resources.


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.
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.