ScaleUp North Florida is a new SBA program designed for growth-oriented small business and high-potential entrepreneurs who want to create jobs, increase sales and access capital for business development.
Participants will receive entrepreneurial education customized to the needs of Stage 1 companies. Recognized experts will deliver 24 hours of proven, existing curriculum focused on strategic planning, financial management, human resource management, leadership, marketing and brand strategy development. To qualify for participation in ScaleUp North Florida business owners must:
- Be in business at least three years
- Generate $150,000 to $500,000 in annual sales
- Have a desire to grow and expand their business
- Be located in Baker, Duval, Nassau, Clay or St. Johns counties in Florida
Graduates of the educational component will then receive a comprehensive business assessment to determine next steps in achieving their growth goals. Up to 50 business owners will be accepted into the two entrepreneurship education programs scheduled to begin in February 2015.