City of Jacksonville


Mayor Brown's Business Builder

Mayor Brown's Business Builder

May 09, 2012
Session two of Mayor Brown’s Business builder will take place May 17 and 18 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. This two-day session will focus on connecting small business owners and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be successful and creating opportunities for small business growth here on the First Coast.

“It is encouraging to see so many people and organizations come together for the good of our small business economy," said Mayor Brown. "I’m proud to present, free of charge, this public-private partnership to help entrepreneurs better understand from experts what it really takes to get access to capital and credit, develop strategy and compete in today’s complex economy. Small businesses are vital to help put Jacksonville back to work and build a stronger sense of community in our neighborhoods.”

The first day of the session is themed “Creative Business Opportunities: Finance and Franchise.” The day features workshops on franchising, investing and international trade as well as a panel discussion. The second day focuses on planning for business growth and features a panel discussion on “Overcoming Challenges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs,” workshops on creating brand identity, government contracting, employment and labor laws, and marketing your business online.

For more information, or to register for the event, click here or call (904) 630-3690.

Download the schedule of events

Check out Mayor Brown’s Business Toolkit for more resources.

See photos form the last session on Flickr.