Certification is the process of verifying that a business is owned and managed by minority individuals or women. The documentation required will depend on the structure of the company. For example: The documentation required from a company that has incorporated will differ from the documentation required by a partnership or sole proprietorship; and also, the information required from a distributor will differ from that required by a manufacturer. In general, an agency will request proof of ethnicity, all professional and business licenses, resumes, financial statements, tax documents, stock certificates/proof of capital investment. An on site visit to the company may also be required.
Most agencies recognize "minority group members" as US citizens who are African-American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American and Asian-Indian American. Government agencies certify woman owned businesses as well.
Thanks to Suncoast Teachers Credit Union, the Immokalee Business Development Center is now equipped with a computer lab where training will be soon be offered to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Courses will be offered to small business owners and entrepreneurs in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office 2010 Business applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook.
The Immokalee Business Development Center will also provide assistance to small business owners who wish to register for HUD Section 3 certification and procuring government contracts. Assistance is available by appointment only. For more information about the courses to be offered contact Immokalee Business Development Center at 239-867-4121.
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Section 3 CertificationWorkshop
Saturday February 18, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1320 N. 15th Street - Suite 2 Immokalee, FL
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Classes begin February 7, 2012
Published on Oct 13, 2011 by Marie Capita
The Immokalee Business Development Center with FGCU is offering a ten week course in business planning.
The IBDC Entrepreneur School is set to begin it's second session on June 6th. This six week course will meet on Monday evenings from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Immokalee Community Park.
Published on Apr 27, 2011 by Marie Capita
In conjunction with National Small Business Week, SW Florida SBRN and the SBDC are hosting a “Small Business Week Appreciation and Tradeshow.” Come celebrate National Small Business Week and receive access to professional advice. Network with others who have the resources to help grow your business
Thursday, May 19, 2011
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn - Airport
16410 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
This event is free!
Published on Apr 12, 2011 by Marie Capita
IMMOKALEE, Fla. - School is in session in at the Immokalee Business Development Center. And each graduating class promises to bring new local businesses to the city.Jones and Francois are learning how to make it happen at IMMBIZ, Immokalee Business Development Center's entrepreneurial school. The program launched last month
Brought to you by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the objective for this workshop is to educate business owners that are considering using, or have recently begun using QuickBooks. The presenter will cover the general aspects of this powerful financial tool to help businesses become more profitable. (Includes lunch)
Where: CNL Bank, 9160 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs FL, 34135
When: April 12, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS! Or anyone who aspires to entrepreneurship or anyone who wants to start your own business!