Jacksonville Women's Business Center
Mentoring programs are for those already in business. Each enrollee receives two mentors (i.e., accountant & banker for Financial Matters; marketing & PR expert for Marketing Matters) who stay with that participant for six months. ATHENA program is for those who meet strict criteria and is for one year. Monthly peer-to-peer mentoring exists through four Business Advisory Councils.
Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
Phone: (904) 528-9722
The institute provides the Small Business Executive Program, Nonprofit Executive Program and CEO Peer2Peer Groups to established businesses with three or more employees and have been in business over 3 years. The primary goal of the institute is to help existing businesses and organizations work “On” their business.
The mission of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship is to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research.
LISC Jacksonville is a convener, an investor, and a capacity builder. LISC Jacksonville is a bridge between capital and communities. As a local office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the largest community development organization in the United States, our reach is national and our impact is local. LISC Jacksonville is a creative leader in community revitalization and a strong advocate for equitable development in diverse low-income communities. We partner with residents and community-based organizations in Jacksonville to spark neighborhood transformation and build healthy, sustainable neighborhoods (EPIC Communities).
Office of Economic Development (OED)
Phone: (904) 630-1858
OED's mission is to enhance the quality of life for all of Jacksonville by developing and executing policies that strengthen the economy, broaden the tax base, and create opportunities for advancement of the workforce and local small business enterprises.
We facilitate business relationships and opportunities. We encourage our members to become involved in a committee or attend an event. It enhances and provides new prospects for business growth. Our Chamber Member has access to unique business services, educational programs and special events where they have the opportunity to expose their business on front of thousands of person
Real$ense Prosperity Campaign, A United Way Initiative
The Real$ense Prosperity Campaign provides FREE tax preparation, including Schedule C returns for small business owners with a total household income of $50,000 at select sites (January -April 15th). Schedule C returns are limited to sole proprietors. Certain restrictions do apply. Real$ense partners also provide free financial education classes and enrollment in a matched savings program (Individual Development Account) that helps enrollees build their assets in the areas of home ownership, college tuition and business start-up or expansion.