City of Jacksonville


Business Assistance Programs

(This web page is for informational purposes only. Please contact individual organizations listed for detailed information and other eligibility requirements.)

Export Assistance Center - This U.S. Department of Commerce program assists companies in international trade development. They offer counseling on international trade, market research, government regulation information and financing opportunities. Contact the Jacksonville Export Assistance Center at (904) 232-1270. 

JAX Chamber Small Business Center - Provides counseling, assistance and workshops in the following areas: research for starting your business, access to capital and selection of business locations and expansion.

Jacksonville Women's Business Center - Training, mentoring, consulting, networking women-owned businesses in all stages of development.

SCORE - Offers confidential, one-on-one counseling by one of 40 local volunteers dedicated to helping to start and grow small businesses. Practical advice offered by retired business owners or managers with expertise in various industries.

Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) - Technical assistance to Florida businesses at no cost. The program provides applied technology facilities and expertise to the Florida business community. For more information call them at (321) 269-6330 or go to

UNF Small Business Development Center - Sponsors workshops on business start-up basics, a HELP desk and a business library for potential business owners. Certified business analysts meet with business owners at no charge to provide a confidential sounding board and can connect clients with helpful resources, provides management assistance with financial analysis, market analysis, business planning, management audits and more.

U.S. Small Business Administration - Provides new and established business owners with financial management, technical and procurement assistance. The SBA is a federal agency established to aid, counsel and assist and protect the interest of small business and strengthen the overall economy of the nation.