Investor Pitch Challenge

Present Your Company to a Panel of Leading Investors! April 28, 2016 | 3:00 PM -5:15 PM Investor Pitch Challenge provides business owners an opportunity to win a monetary prize, coaching and training to grow their business. Win up to $10,000 and other great prizes Get 20 hours of legal consultation Receive mentoring to prepare…

Business Familiarization (FAM) Tour

In partnership with Enterprise Florida, Inc. Learn about $19.5 billion dollars in Business Opportunities Learn… about Florida’s growing domestic and international economy why you should relocate or expand your business to Florida why major companies are moving to Florida why Florida is the gateway to Latin America and the world  Meet… potential business and strategic…

TAP- Technical Assistance Program

The Technical Assistance Program (TAP) offers certified MBEs unprecedented access to much-needed technical and professional services in the legal, marketing, sales and accounting areas. The Council will cover the cost of the first two hours of consultation per certified MBE and three hours per MBE Subscriber. Additional hours are available at reduced rates. More About…

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification

  Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals i.e. the…

Name Change & Florida Statewide Transition

The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing access and growth for minority businesses in Florida, announced that it is changing its name to Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) to reflect an expanded service area that now includes Central and Northern Florida. The Council is led by…

Transition Advisory Committee

Chaired by April Harley of Duke Energy and co-chaired by Michelle Shoultz of Frazier Engineering, with corporate members and MBEs throughout the state, the Transition Advisory Committee will provide recommendations on new programs and services, board governance and marketing, as well as advise on ways to engage all community stakeholders. Read the special edition Statewide…

NMSDC Economic Impact Report

One of the reasons most often given for major buying entities (corporations, hospitals, universities, state and local government, etc.) to have supplier diversity initiatives and engage in minority business development is that by promoting greater vendor participation, they are helping to support the economic base of the communities in which they do business. This sounds…

31st Annual Business Expo

A three-day matchmaking exposition, FSMSDC’s Annual Business Expo gives attendees the opportunity to meet and showcase their products and services to corporate and government buyers in a relaxed and professional setting. From April 27th-29th, FSMSDC’s 31st Annual Business Expo gathers business leaders and corporations from around the U.S. to the trade fair, workshops and luncheon….

Marlin Cano Advanced Management Education Scholarships

Each year, CEOs and owners of certified MBE companies that are certified with FSMSDC can apply for a scholarship to participate in programs at Kellogg School of Management, Dartmouth College and Washington State University. The program is designed to provide certified, established, expansion-oriented MBEs with the tools and skills needed to achieve and sustain accelerated…