Entrepreneurship Resources

FSBDC and ESFC assist entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs through business counseling, seminars and workshops; promotes economic development by responding to the needs of small businesses in Brevard County; and provides business professionals an opportunity to contribute to the community through volunteering as a consultant to other business owners.

Brevard County aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners can find assistance in programs such as: How to Start a Business, Management, Financing, Bookkeeping, Personnel, Business Tax, Business Plan Review, Marketing/Sales, Government Contracting, International Trade, Product Innovation, and Energy Conservation.

For more information contact:
Martin Duffy at (321) 433-5573
3865 N. Wickham Road Bldg 10,
Room CM – 122, Melbourne, FL

Boots to Business MeetingsMeetings are held bi-monthly at the FSBDC (BCC Melbourne Campus) with a variety of  business topics presented. Program is free – reservations are required.
For more information contact: Sandy Pfrimmer at (321) 433-5570)

Brevard Small Business Assistance Council
The Brevard Small Business Assistance Council’s website provides various assistance to veterans (and non-veterans) thinking about opening a business.  The Brevard Small Business Assistance Council (BSBAC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the continued growth of small businesses in Brevard County.  Its members include local and federal government, Chambers of Commerce, banks, legal offices, and prime contractors for the Air Force and NASA.

To View/Download the 2017 VEP Brochure, please click here.

Below are some of the links to websites listed on BSBAC’s webpage:
VETBIZ.gov  http://www.vetbiz.gov/
VET GAZETTE  – http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/ovbd/news/index.html
USVETS.TV – http://www.usvets.tv/
ASSOCIATION FOR SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS (ASDV) – http://www.asdv.org/
SBA OFFICE OF VETERANS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/ovbd/index.html
PATRIOT EXPRESS LOAN INITIATIVE – http://www.sba.gov/patriotexpress/index.html
THE VETERANS CORPORATION (TVC) ACCESS TO CAPITAL PROGRAM – http://www.veteranscorp.org/
Veteran Owned Business Project – http://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/
VET*FRAN VETERANS FRANCHISE PROGRAM – http://www.veteranfranchisecenters.com/