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Small Business Administration

SBA Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Entrepreneurship Training to Women Veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently shared “that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women veterans.” The deadline to apply for this opportunity is March 21, 2024. 


Free Small Business Resources from Verizon Small Business

Find free courses, mentorship, networking and grants created just for small businesses. Visit 

Façade Renovation Matching Grant Program

The City of Jacksonville’s Façade Renovation Matching Grant Program

The City of Jacksonville’s Façade Renovation Matching Grant Program provides commercial or retail façade renovation funding assistance for existing businesses in designated economically distressed areas (EDA) throughout the City (see property search below). The public investment in the facades of structures will provide the encouragement to entice investment in these targeted areas. It has the potential to translate into enhanced sales and or increase customers for many of the businesses. Funding is subject to availability. For more information, click here! Download the grant policies & procedures here.

SBA Programs

Thrive, Hope, Rise, Innovate, Venture, Elevate
Emerging Leaders Reimagined
Join the entrepreneurs shaping the future in Gainesville, Florida this summer!

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program assists small business owners in growing their business, creating jobs, and strengthening their communities. This innovative program is an intense 6-month course that includes in-person, self-paced, instruction, mentoring, and class room time. Providing small businesses the opportunity to work with experienced professionals at no financial cost.

This training is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business. T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:

• Have annual revenues of at least $250,000
• Have been in business for at least three years
• Have at least two employees, other than self

Learn more!

SBA Assistance

Business Training Opportunities

Watch SCORE’s Previous Webinars. Click here to browse SCORE’s pre-recorded webinars.

USHCC encourages you to sign up for FREE courses from the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program. Learn more here.

Upcoming SBDC Online Training Events: click here to check out their new Video Library with all webinar recordings.

Career Coach – Florida State College at Jacksonville – take a Career Assessment to learn about yourself and Career Coach will give you career suggestions based on your interests.

CareerSource Northeast Florida

Upcoming SBDC at UNF Training Events. Be sure to click here to check out the new Video Library with all webinar recordings!

SBDC at UNF Resources

The Florida SBDC at UNF provides business owners with confidential consulting and training in all aspects of business startup, management and growth…from business plans and marketing strategy to financial analysis and lending options, we have a consultant ready to help make your business dreams come to life. Appointments are open during non-business hours – so you can meet with us in the early morning or after work or even over the weekend, we’re here to help you with your business needs!

Your entrepreneurship journey with the Florida SBDC at UNF starts by simply clicking on the button below and getting registered in our system. As soon as you register, we will get you connected to one of our consultants. One-on-one consulting is provided at no-cost and is currently held virtually.

Click here to make an appointment! Or, contact them directly to learn more at 800-450-4624 or email

About our Partners

SCORE Jacksonville

SCORE Jacksonville

SCORE is a national service organization that supports small businesses nationwide. SCORE has a network of over 11,000 volunteers operating in 340+ local chapters around the country. The organization is supported by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Locally in Jacksonville, our counselors’ skills include: accounting, consulting, distribution, financial planning, franchising, human resources, marketing, operations, publishing, retail sales, strategic planning, sales, consumer products, Internet, technology and nonprofit management, and doing business with the government. SCORE provides support to business owners in several ways, including FREE confidential mentoring for startups and existing businesses, Workshops to help entrepreneurs start and run a successful business, advice on how to get a business loan, and assistance with putting together a successful business plan.

Small Business Development Center

Florida SBDC

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida (Florida SBDC at UNF) provides management assistance and training to any prospective or existing small-business owner in North Florida (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee and Union counties). The Florida SBDC Network is state designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [ § 288.001, Fla. Stat.] and recognized as Florida’s “premier source” for business assistance. With this assistance, clients can become more successful and, in turn, contribute positively to the area’s economic growth and stability. More than 35 SBDC offices operate in Florida from Key West to Pensacola under the guidance of seven state universities, including the University of North Florida, and state colleges.

Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration North Florida District provides help with SBA services including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. We can also connect you to our partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed. This office serves 43 counties in northern Florida. We have offices in Jacksonville and Orlando.

Visit our calendar of events to see upcoming webinars and workshops from these organizations!