Free grants along with loans and mentoring is offered to Florida. There is help for women and minority owned companies as well as startups or entrepreneurs. The goal is to help businesses that often lack access to capital (mostly Black, Latino, women, etc.) get the financial support they need, whether it is a low or no-interest loan or a cash grant. Find lenders, grantors, and programs below.
Financial assistance, as well as other support (including mentoring, networking, technical help and more) can be offered by non-profits, the federal government or state of Florida, banks, charities, and other groups. Each of the loan, free grant, or business assistance programs listed below has committed to allocating some funds to women owned companies as well as Latino, Black, LGBTQ, Veteran, and other minority or disadvantaged groups. There is also business advice and help for immigrant run organizations.
While many of the small to mid sized resources are based in the cities of Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Palm Beach, and other major cities, there are programs available across the state. Not only may funds be offered, but all agencies also may offer separate counseling, marketing help and other free advice.
Women or minority businesses loans and free grants in Florida
The list below is updated daily with the latest resources. The grant and loan programs, as well as other free resources, can help minority or women owned or run companies.
October – November 2020
Broward County and/or Coral Springs Black Business Owners can get financial help. The Black Chamber of Commerce and Fiserve are helping minority, Black men and women owned businesses across Broward County. Each qualified business, or startup, will be given at most $10,000. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMINEc2WztQqTruNnazZ6lR7q5Wx69Mob4WIZLaJBFt7DRbQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0fP0ikoeD_106izuQxPnJGLmIqIF4dT5SwCusi_P3RN9oY_7pHjU80XEA
Tampa Bay area and the Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women is assisting female business owners and entrepreneurs., regardless of their race. The CARES project helps owners find, and apply for the capital they need for their business. There are also networking events, women’s leadership programs and other services. http://thecentre.org/
By Jon McNamara