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GOING GLOBAL? Tap Into These Resources Florida SBDC - SBDC Daytona is a free source of one-on-one small business consulting, training, and workshops and is located at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach and at locations throughout Florida. As the only statewide provider of entrepreneurial and business development services, the Florida SBDC Network assists entrepreneurs in every stage of the business life cycle. In addition, it provides a comprehensive toolkit of specialized services for qualifying businesses looking to accelerate market growth, including international trade. email: sbdc@daytonastate.edu, or visit: www.sbdcdaytona.com Enterprise Florida International - EFI is a public- private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI is the state’s primary entity for trade and export development, supporting more than 60,000 Florida exporting businesses. Florida is a major North America gateway for trade. Companies expanding internationally can take advantage of EFI’s comprehensive exporting assistance. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. Phone: 407-956-5600; or visit: www.enterpriseflorida.com Volusia / Flagler SCORE – Chapter 87 – SCORE is the largest and oldest nonprofit in the US, dedicated to helping business owners and entrepreneurs succeed. It is a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration and currently has 42 local certified mentors that serve Volusia and Flagler counties. All are volunteers and have real world experience owning and running their own businesses in both major US and Foreign Industries. SCORE offers face to face, email, telephone and webcam sessions, local workshops and other services for FREE. Meeting locations are in DeLand, New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast and Ormond Beach. 386-255-6889. email: info@score87. org, or visit www.volusiaflagler.score.org CareerSource Volusia/Flagler – Is the statewide workforce policy and investment board. Partners include the Department of Economic Opportunity, 24 local workforce development | 38 | EVOLVE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE boards and 100 career centers throughout Florida. Together, they help connect businesses with the talented workforce and training needed to succeed and grow. PO Box 13179, Tallahassee, FL 32317, (850) 692-6887, https://www.careersourcefv.com/ Center for Business & Industry - The CB&I helps individuals and organizations reach their highest potential by offering programs designed with both in mind. Courses and services can be customized and delivered at any location. The Center for Business & Industry offers short-term training, conferences, seminars, customized training services and technical assistance to better prepare organizations and workers to compete and thrive in emerging global markets. www.daytonastate.edu/cbi Central Florida International Trade Office – CFITO helps local businesses and entrepreneurs, and provides a single point of contact for navigating international trade resources available in Central Florida, such as information on Export Development, Finance, Transportation Logistics, Trade Rules & Databases. CFITO is Located in the National Entrepreneur Center, which houses a variety of business support organizations, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803, 407- 420-4860, or visit: https://cfito.org/ Veterans Business Outreach Center - The VBOC serves active duty personnel, veterans, and military spouses who want to learn more about, then start and grow a small business of their own in Florida. They serve the entire state from headquarters in Panama City at Gulf Coast State College. The VBOC is funded in part by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and is ready to help with free business counseling and assistance in topics ranging from business plans and startup to financing, marketing and sales. Phone: 1-800-542-7232, or visit: http://vboc.org Thanks to Debbie Kembro-Reaney, Office Administrator SCORE, for helping to compile the above information.