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The Road to Entrepreneurship

You have the drive. You have the idea. All you need now is a little guidance and support. That’s where we come in. Our many years of experience have given us a comprehensive understanding of the challenges associated with getting a new business venture off the ground. From developing a business plan to building your brand, we’re committed to helping entrepreneurs and business owners make the best decisions with their business development and marketing strategies.

We encourage small businesses to utilize the Small Business Assistance Center, which provides accessible, affordable and professional consultation, as well as entrepreneurial training and resources. Our staff can also help your second-stage company relocate to the area. To ensure a smooth transition to Polk County, the CFDC provides specific services to suit your organization’s needs.

Central Florida’s Polk County offers one of the best business climates in the U.S. Take advantage of our business services to make the most of it. 

Business Seminars

A little knowledge can unlock a lot of possibilities. The Small Business Assistance Center (SBAC) offers several seminars throughout the year specifically designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Benefit from the expertise of our Certified Business Analysts and learn how to start or improve your business. Check our website for upcoming workshops featuring the advice and wisdom of prominent members of the business community.


Our consultant can help clients build their knowledge and skills through free one-on-one professional, confidential counseling.

Marketing Assistance

What’s your marketing IQ? Whether you need help identifying a target audience, engaging in social media or developing a brand, we’re here to assist and advise. Get in touch with the SBAC to get started today. 

Small Business Resources

​Helpful links and downloads to get your business off the ground. 
Specific to food-related businesses

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  • Telephone: (863) 937-4430  ·  Fax: (863) 937-5340
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