Business Counseling

    • Offers high impact consulting and business plan development assistance to entrepreneurs.
    • Offers business education services for entrepreneurs via one-on -one counseling and regularly scheduled training seminars.

    • Located very close to downtown Gainesville, the center is host of an entrepreneur incubator program, offering services to assist in the growth and development of startup and fledgling companies.
    • Entrepreneurs are supported through access to business development resources, shared office space, and administrative and technical support.
    • SF Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED)
    • 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd
    • Gainesville, FL
    • 352-395-5053

    • The Consultation Program
      • Created to help Chamber member businesses receive needed assistance in critical areas of business. Consultations are offered to small business members in the areas of insurance, banking, marketing, accounting, computer, financial planning, engineering and public relations.
    • Mentoring Program
      • Allows newly established businesses, entrepreneurs seeking rapid growth or businesses facing challenging times, to learn from the experiences and techniques established by successful, existing business owners.
      • Provides one-on-one mentoring sessions from qualified business owners and senior executives who have owned or managed a business for a minimum of five years, to small businesses that may lack sufficient expertise and resources.
    • Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
    • 301 E University Ave
      Suite 100
    • Gainesville, FL
    • 352-334-7100

    • Resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides free, confidential and valuable advice for all business needs throughout the life of your business.
    • Experienced mentors work with clients face-to-face, by phone and/or e-mail. Provide guidance about business planning, business operations, marketing, etc. Business related workshops offered at a small fee.
    • Gainesville SCORE
    • 101 SE 2nd Pl
      Sun Center Suite 104
    • Gainesville, FL
    • 352-375-8278

    • Alachua County’s designated economic development entity for all of the County.
    • CEO’s charge is to assist new and expanding businesses and industries through business expansions, growing new businesses, and attracting businesses to our area.
    • Council for Economic Outreach (CEO)
    • 300 E University Ave
      Suite 100
    • Gainesville, FL
    • 352-378-7300