The Office of Supplier Diversity
LICENSING & REGULATION
Start qualifying for state agency contracts. The Office of Supplier Diversity certifies Veteran-owned businesses at no charge.
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
FDACS licensing, marketing, and training opportunities
Co:Lab offers affordable private office space, mentors, business services, and community that expands opportunities for companies in the Pensacola area.
Enjoy a fun, dynamic, and collaborative environment with access to an amazing network of talented individuals, a pool of mentors, can’t-miss events, and fiber internet.
Florida Business Incubator Association
Florida Business Incubator Association Incubators support the successful launch and operation of early stage businesses.
A collaborative facility that provides entrepreneurs with the resources needed to develop and grow their ideas. It also offers events, training, mentoring, accounting services, and access to capital.
Online directory of resource agencies that serve entrepreneurs like you, organized for each stage of your business.
Events, networking, workspace, and workshops
The Florida SBDC Network provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed.
Business counseling and assistance funded by the US Small Business Association.
Radio Interview with Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program alumni Rick Bugg and Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program facilitator/mentor Ricardo Garcia of UCF
FAVOB promotes and unites established and startup veteran owned businesses
A USAF veteran who was one of the early pioneers in the Lean Startup Method.
The Homefront Foundation teaches impactful speaking techniques to veterans
Veteran owned and operated business offering 3-36 month term loans and lines of credit from $2,000 to $100,000
The Florida Angel Nexus matches businesses with angel investors statewide. They have a great resource guide here
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation waives professional licensing fees for Active Duty, Veterans, and Spouses. You can also transfer your license from other states.
Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health provides expedited licensing for honorably discharged veterans and their spouses seeking licensure in all health care professions. Veterans and spouses receive a waiver of most licensing fees.
Florida Women’s Business Center assists women in starting, running, and growing successful businesses.
Florida Department of Revenue
A state agency that provides answers for questions about new hire reporting, Florida tax regulations, incentives, and tax reporting.
The Veteran-to-Entrepreneur (V2E) program is an initiative helping veterans launch new ventures in the cloud-service industry.