Orange County Government, Florida

Business Development Division

“Advocating on behalf of Minority/Women Business”


Workshop Registration
Monthly educational workshops are FREE and held at the
National Entrepreneur Center located at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall; 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Suite A-20. To RSVP for a workshop, email or call (407) 420-4848.

1. Community Partners Workshops
Every second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
To register, email with the number of attendees and your company name. Orange County Business Development hosts a new Community Partners Workshop featuring representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA), Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF Florida).

2. Certification Workshop
Every 2nd Monday of each month from 2:00 PM - 4:00 p.m.
Detailed information provided regarding the differences between Orange County and the City of Orlando’s certification requirements. All forms are discussed in depth to assist business owners with submitting a completed package.

3. Re-Certification One-on-One Consultation
Every second Thursday of each month 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register by filling out this form.
Assistance provided for completing the re-certification process.

4. How to Do Business with Orange County
Every third Monday of each month 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Interested in doing business with Orange County? This workshop will provide you with a better understanding of contracting opportunities with the County. Representatives will be present from Business Development and other departments: OCCC, Facilities and Procurement. Additional partners will be present to provide information regarding lending opportunities.

5. Bonding/Insurance and Financial Management Workshop
Offered twice per year (Fall and Spring) from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Orange County Business Development Division is pleased to offer the Bonding/Insurance and Financial Management Workshop to address your concerns about the insurance requirements with Orange County Government Bonding and Financial Management. We have partnered with a representative from Orange County Risk Management Department, Florida Surety and Northwestern Mutual to address the issues and concerns you may have and to offer you solutions. Click on the attachment for instructions on how to RSVP and location.

6. FREE Financial Workshop
Friday, October 13, 2017 with two sessions being offered: 1st session: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM; 2nd session: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the National Entrepreneur Center (NEC) located in the Fashion Square Mall. Topics to include: Frequent accounting/fiscal mistakes by small businesses; understanding a financial statement, business taxes, which business expenses to claim; the importance of record keeping and the various types of records to keep. To RSVP, e-mail VaSantha “Tonya” Raysor at

Contact Us

Business Development Division
Internal Operations Centre II, 2nd Floor
400 E South Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 836-7317 
Fax: (407) 836-5477

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