390 N. Orange Ave., Suite 1300
Orlando, FL 32801
This organization represents over 3,500 corporations, including most Fortune 500 firms who use ethnic minority suppliers of products and services. Several links are offered including the Business Consortium Fund which provides financing for minority owned companies with a contract or purchase order.
The SBA's 8(a) business development program was created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. The applicant firm must be a small business, must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States, and must demonstrate potential for success. Please contact the local SBA district office in Miami at 100 S. Biscayne Blvd - 7th Floor, Miami, FL 33131, (305)536-5521 and/or visit SBA Website.
Office of Minority Business Development Enterprise Florida is the principal economic development organization for the State of Florida. Its mission is to increase economic opportunities for all Floridians, by supporting the creation of quality jobs, a well-trained workforce and globally competitive businesses. www.eflorida.com
Apply with the State of Florida's Office of Supplier Diversity to be certified as a minority business for the purpose of bidding on state and local government contracts. Go to: http://dms.myflorida.com. Click on Other Programs and then Office of Supplier Diversity.