November 18-24, 2013

The Florida Tour

Florida Tour

This year Spark Growth, with the help of organizations like Grow FL and our local Economic Development Organizations, as well as tools like the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center; hopes to create a greater awareness of this Global Movement and to highlight the growing and flourishing entrepreneurial environment that exists here in Florida.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW/USA inspires Americans from all walks of life

Florida Stats

Florida PerfectFlorida – The Perfect Business Climate

Imagine if the ideal place to start or grow your business was also a place where your employees wanted to live and work. That place is Florida. We’re the 21st largest economy in the world, the #1 gateway for commerce to Latin America and have a top 5 ranked talent pipeline and a pool of more than 9 million workers.

Florida really does have it all.

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  • About Florida Virtual Entrepreneur
  • About GROW FL
  • About SpringFin
  • About Comcast Business

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur CenterThe Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is a free web portal designed to connect entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs and service providers who can support their new or growing business.

Entrepreneurs: Navigating the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is easy and free! Are you starting a business? How about expanding an existing operation? Considering relocating? By simply selecting any of these topic areas and many others, you will instantly be connected with local, state, regional and national resources, programs and service providers who can support all of your business needs.

Business Owners & Service Providers: If you are a local business or service provider offering business-related products and/or services meeting the needs of entrepreneurs and/or businesses, you can register your company with the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center at no cost. Once registered you can upload your company information to the online web portal and become a resource for other businesses.

Major funding and support provided by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council

Grow FLGrowFL, the program of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida is driven by one goal – to cultivate growth companies across the state. Working with statewide partners, GrowFL is committed to local delivery of services that help second-stage and emerging second-stage growth companies achieve their potential. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening – to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state – GrowFL is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Focused on second-stage growth companies that are beyond the startup phase and poised for growth, GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support to get them to the next level of success. By supporting companies with Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and roundtables, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity.

A highly trained and experienced team of national certified Economic Gardening specialists function, not as consultants, but as an extension of the second-stage company. The Strategic Research Group uses high-end corporate level tools and cutting edge scientific concepts to help second-stage companies positively affect sales and marketing efforts which result in business growth and sustainable job creation.

Peer-to-peer learning comes in the form of events designed to provide confidentiality, discussion, support and referrals. CEO Roundtables bring groups of entrepreneurs together for collaborative problem-solving sessions that address issues important to business owners. CEO Forums are designed for experienced CEOs to share “lessons learned” as well as provide an opportunity to network with community leaders and build a stronger entrepreneurial culture in a community or region.

GrowFL hosts monthly free webinars that provide information and resources to CEOs and the annual Florida Companies to Watch event which celebrates 50 second-stage companies that are “worth watching”.

SpringFinUnleashing your unique ideas into the world often requires software. A unique blend of communication, understanding, and technical skills are keys to successful software projects. SpringFin holds these keys and offers entrepreneurs the edge over competition. A firm understanding allows us to deliver solutions which not only perfectly fit today’s needs, but also grow with you.

Why settle for the frustration of mediocre cookie cutter solutions when you can have a high-performance solution custom tailored to your exact needs?

Software development shouldn’t be scary or frustrating. It shouldn’t cost more than you expect and it should work well!

Contact SpringFin today to learn more. We would love to discuss your business and how we might help!

Comcast CorporationABOUT COMCAST

Comcast is one of the nation’s leading providers of information, communications and entertainment products and services with over 19 million Internet customers, 9.8 million digital voice customers, 22 million video customers and hundreds of thousands of business customers.

With over 135,000 employees, we currently serve 20 of the top Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the U.S. and provide service to customers in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Comcast Business Services  provides the most competitive Business Phone Service, Data (Internet) and TV solutions for all businesses. PC Magazine ranked Comcast as the “Fastest Internet Provider” in the US.

COMCAST BUSINESS delivers a wide range of products and tools designed to provide you with the advanced business technologies to meet your needs, the scalability to grow with your business, and the value to save you money.

INTERNET SERVICE – Ideal for small to mid-sized businesses, retail stores, branch offices and franchise locations, Comcast Business Internet provides a fast, reliable, secure and scalable Internet solution enabling you to better connect with employees, customers and suppliers, saving you time and money.

BUSINESS VOICE LINES – With Comcast Business Voice, you get a reliable business phone service that’s best in call clarity. You also get unlimited local and domestic long distance calling and advanced business phone management features designed to help you be more competitive—all included at no extra cost.