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Prospera is an economic development, nonprofit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business.

Prospera empowers Hispanic entrepreneurs through training, support and resources so their businesses can grow and prosper. Prospera is able to serve entrepreneurs and the community, and without charging for its services, thanks to investments in its mission by generous corporations, individuals and government agencies.

Learn more about Prospera.

Sunshine State Economic Development Corporation

The Sunshine State Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) works with lending partners throughout the state of Florida to help business owners fulfill their dreams. The organization does this by offering loan products in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Learn more about SEDCO.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs

The SBA offers information about starting or expanding your business with loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration, information about investment capital, disaster assistance, surety bonds and grants.

Learn more about SBA programs.

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Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp.

The Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation, Inc. (BBIC) is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Entity dedicated to providing business and funding opportunities for the long-term growth and success of small businesses. Tampa Bay BBIC was established as a nonprofit in 1987 to serve businesses owned and operated by African-American entrepreneurs, providing loans to a historically underserved market segment of the community, but now serves entrepreneurs of all ethnic backgrounds. The Tampa Bay BBIC also provides services to small business such as underwriting, analysis of business and personal financial statements, site visits, technical assistance – services that may not be cost effective for banks.

Learn more about products offered by BBIC.