Small Business, Minority, Women, Veteran-Owned Businesses
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Small Business, Minority, Women, Veteran-Owned Businesses

Become a Vendor

With the City of Tamarac
We Have a Local Business Preference for Hiring our City Vendors. To become a vendor with the City of Tamarac, register with the City’s Bids and Tenders site to be notified of new bid opportunities and to respond online.

With Broward County
To become a vendor with Broward County and/or to become a Certified Business, click here to visit the Broward Office of Economic and Small Business Development.

 

Small Business and Entrepreneurs

  • The Broward Office of Economic and Small Business Development offers a free business development workshop series, small business certifications, disadvantaged business certifications, and web links to helpful resources. (954) 357-6400 Broward County’s Board of County Commissioners established a 30 percent small business participation goal on all eligible Transportation Surtax projects for certified small businesses for 30 years.  Get certified to qualify. 
  • Florida’s Small Business Development Center (Florida SBDC) provides entrepreneurial and business development services for every stage of the business life cycle, such as personalized and confidential consulting provided at no-cost, executive level training seminars and workshops that may charge a nominal fee, and business research. They also offer specialized services for qualifying businesses looking to accelerate market growth. The SBDC serving Broward and Palm Beach Counties is based at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. sbdc@fau.edu (954) 762-5235

  • SCORE Broward is a volunteer organization that offers mentorships, affordable or free workshops and webinars, special small business events, and resources, such as templates for business, finance, management, and marketing plans. (954) 356-7263
  • CareerSource Broward | Start-Up Now helps aspiring entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Learn how to develop your innovative idea and start a successful small business! This is an incredible opportunity for you to learn how to determine minimum product viability and how to write a business plan! About $20,000 worth of best practices, education and mentoring, plus 12 college credits are available to you now – all FREE of charge, to those who qualify. During the Start-Up Now program, you will be surrounded by other hardworking and creative people starting their businesses at the Innovation Hub at Broward College. (954) 677-5555

  • The Urban League of Broward County is committed to building community wealth through ownership. Their Entrepreneurship Center’s M3 Model (Money, Market, & Management) helps small business owners access the tools needed to grow and develop their businesses. They provide technical assistance, business management training, and lending solutions. (954) 584-0777

  • Alliance of Entrepreneur Resource Organizations (AERO) – South Florida is a coalition of public agencies and community non-profit organizations united to provide current and new businesses with resources to aid in their success.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a number of Covid-19 relief options, resources for small businesses, including things to consider when starting a business, loan programs, helpful information for companies seeking investment capital through SBICs, surety bond guarantees and an online learning center. The SBA provides resources helpful to all small business owners along with information about opportunities geared specifically toward minority, Native American, people with disabilities, woman, and veteran-owned businesses. (305) 536-5521

  • WWW.MyFlorida.Com  is the official portal for the State of Florida. Its section dedicated to businesses includes information for starting a business, such as business registration, new hire reporting, land use and permitting, environmental compliance and other resources.

  • The Internal Revenue Service website provides federal tax information and allows you to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN).

  • The Florida Department of Revenue website contains tax information and documents for new business owners. Its local Taxpayer Service Center provides face-to-face tax assistance. (954) 346-3000

  • Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce creating a stronger, more dynamic, and prosperous business community. (954)-722-1520

 

Minority-, Women-, and Veteran-Owned Business Resources

  • The Broward Office of Economic and Small Business Development offers a free business development workshop series, small business certifications, disadvantaged business certifications, and web links to helpful resources. (954) 357-6400 Broward County’s Board of County Commissioners established a 30 percent small business participation goal on all eligible Transportation Surtax projects for certified small businesses for 30 years.  Get certified to qualify. 

  • Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) administers a variety of programs and services to provide an atmosphere for business development and networking for minority business enterprises (MBEs), including technical assistance and capacity-building services, educational resources, and events. Certified MBEs may apply for funding through FSMSDC’s loan fund or Business Consortium Fund’s (BCF) direct lending program. (305) 762-6151

  • The Florida Office of Supplier Diversity, Florida Department of Management Services offers loan mobilization, certification, mentor-protégé, and other programs aimed at improving opportunities for women-, veteran-, and minority-owned small businesses seeking to do business with the State of Florida. (850) 487-0915

  • The Florida Women’s Business Center (FWBC) offers networking opportunities and other helpful resources for women entrepreneurs, including one-on-one counseling sessions available by appointment. FWBC’s parent organization, the TED Center, offers business incubation services and access to state-of-the-art computer technology. (561) 265-3790, ext. 111

  • U.S. SBA / Veteran-Owned Business Services offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership through funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities.
  • The Veteran’s Business Outreach Center of Florida provides veterans with entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring.  (800) 542-7232

  • The Urban League of Broward County is committed to building community wealth through ownership. Their Entrepreneurship Center’s M3 Model (Money, Market, & Management) helps small business owners access the tools needed to grow and develop their businesses. They provide technical assistance, business management training, and lending solutions. (954) 584-0777

  • Hispanic Business Initiative Fund provides bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs seeking to establish or expand their business in Florida, including free seminars in Spanish and loan information. (786) 329-5830

  • Hispanic Unity of Florida | Emerging Entrepreneurs Program is a Hispanic Unity’s Small Business program. Hispanic Unity partners with the experts of Broward SCORE to provide a comprehensive program based on 5 Simple Steps model for starting and running a successful business. (954) 964-8884, ext. 216

  • The Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization dedicated to the economic development and growth of black businesses and organizations in Broward County, Florida. The Chamber is devoted to cultivating a thriving business environment for black companies, and increasing public awareness, educating, and advocating for its member firms. (954) 419-6557