The University of Central Florida is now offering a fantastic community resource for small business owners looking to grow their business. The UCF Incubation program provides training, tools, and resources to grow from a startup of small business to thriving high growth enterprises. An incubator is an immersive experience that brings industry professionals and entrepreneurs together to foster an environment of mentoring and advising and propel business development.
The UFC business innovation program, established and maintained in partnership with the University of Central Florida, has facilities in Orlando, Kissimmee, the Corridor, Orange, Apopka, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and Winter Springs for a total of seven regional locations.
The UFC Incubator provides a great service to the community as well, creating local employment opportunities, increasing regional sales, and economic income. The program’s return investment was last calculated at a rate of $7.95 for every $1 invested.
Great programs like this and many others may be available in your area! The best way to find out is to ask the experts. Consulting agencies like E. B Howard Consulting have all the tools and resources to advice small business owners on the best next step they can take to expand, gain proficiency in their area, or obtain #funding.
E. B. Howard Consulting has a nationwide database of incubators, a list of relevant small business conferences and events, and much more! There are so many opportunities for business owners to learn crucial lessons, access tools, and resources, and meet their potential. Collaborating with a consulting agency is the best way to learn all the options available to you to meet these goals.
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