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Small & Minority Business

The Rising Tide that Lifts All Boats

Small businesses are at the heart of Volusia FL, and the county provides an array of resources to support the growth of entrepreneurs seeking a viable location to launch their startup concept. Technical assistance runs the gamut — from business planning to licensing and permitting to workforce development and Florida small business grants. And for those that want to dig deeper, Florida Power & Light’s Small Business Market Analysis tool offers insights into current Florida business markets, allowing companies to benchmark and stay competitive.

Several organizations are also actively dedicated to fostering the growth and success of new and existing minority-owned businesses in the Greater Daytona Region, including the African-American Entrepreneurs Association, the Urban Chamber and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Central Florida, and the Daytona Regional Chamber Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. These organizations serve as valuable resources and advocates, providing a supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds to thrive.

600+ Companies Provided with Business Startup Training and Professional Mentoring (UCF Business Incubation Program) UCF Business Incubation Program
Up to $10,000 Awarded Annually to Student-Led Startups at the Region’s Colleges or Universities, Through the Launch Your Venture Program Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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