CAREERSOURCE FLAGLER VOLUSIA
CareerSource Flagler| Volusia is a Florida private, non-profit corporation that works with businesses and job seekers to provide greater training opportunities and assistance to businesses with new hires. CareerSource Flagler Volusia’s purpose is to help the business community reduce recruitment costs and provide information and resources needed to attain and maintain qualified employees. Services provided are funded through various public and private sources.
The assistance available consists of wage reimbursements, which can be as much as 50 percent of a new employee’s salary, for a period up to three months. While CareerSource Flagler | Volusia maintains a wide-ranging list of qualified providers for specific training needs, it also supports direct training to jobseekers to prepare them to succeed in the workplace. For information, call 386.323.7074 or visit www.careersourcefv.com.
DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE
Daytona State College was originally formed in 1957 as Daytona Beach Junior College (the state of Florida's first comprehensive community college). Over the years, the College has evolved from a small campus into an academically superior multi-campus institution providing educational and cultural programs for the citizens of Volusia and Flagler counties. The College now serves more than 30,000 students annually.
DSC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate of arts, associate of applied science, associate of science, and bachelor of applied science degrees. Numerous professional and academic organizations confer special accreditation to various College programs.
To accommodate the enrollment growth on its Flagler campus, the College revealed plans in March 2013 to add 13 new classrooms, a large lecture hall, bookstore and a cafe. The 24,000-square-foot, two-story expansion project is expected to cost $7.6 million and will open in fall 2014.
To learn more about Daytona State College, please visit http://www.daytonastate.edu.
FLAGLER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
Economic development is a priority for Flagler County, and the reason why the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity (FCDEO) and a nine-person economic development advisory council were created in early 2012. The mission of the Department of Economic Opportunity is to facilitate the expansion and diversification of the County's economic base with targeted businesses that provide sustainable employment opportunities for its residents.
Executive Director Helga van Eckert and staff hit the ground running, and are making strides by building strategic relationships, identifying target industries and creating a growth toolbox for Flagler County. With a healthy pipeline of projects in the works, the team is working to put Flagler County on the radar screen of businesses considering relocation.
The Department of Economic Opportunity recently adopted a new tagline to brand the county and their efforts, “Business to Beaches, Flagler County has it all.” Flagler County is open for business and a willing partner if you would like to relocate, expand or establish your business in the area. Contact Flagler County’s Department of Economic Opportunity to learn more about the benefits of business relocation to Florida.
PALM COAST FSBDC BUSINESS ASSISTANCE CENTER
The Palm Coast Business Assistance Center (BAC) was started in 2011 through a unique partnership between the City of Palm Coast and the University of Central Florida Small Business Development Center (UCF SBDC). The BAC offers training seminars and has professionally certified business consultants to help businesses design strategies and make better business decisions to realize their goals for growth. Designated as Florida's Principal Provider of Business Assistance, FSBDC has been helping small businesses for over 35 years. Statewide, there are more than 40 physical centers and 70 more outreach locations, where we have assisted thousands of businesses with management advice, best practices consulting and training in order to improve their overall business performance.
Their consulting expertise focuses on areas that are vital to accelerating the growth of businesses:
- Market Research
- Business Plan Development
- Sales and Marketing Strategy
- Capital Access and Loan Packaging
- Financial Analysis and Assessment
- Accounting Systems and Financial Literacy
- Feasibility Analysis and Start-up Assistance
Led by Area Manager, Ray Peter, the Center is located within the City of Palm Coast’s offices in City Marketplace at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B-105. For information, please call 386-986-2499 or go to their website.
SCORE® CHAPTER 87
Founded in 1964, SCORE® stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives. SCORE has 360 chapters nationwide with more than 13,000 mostly retired business professionals that volunteer as mentors and counselors to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The catch? There isn’t one. SCORE provides these services for free!
The Volusia Flagler County SCORE Chapter 87 has volunteers willing to help your business. From legal, general management, sales and marketing, data systems, cash flow management, financial planning, human resources, international business and mergers/acquisitions, SCORE gives you sound advice every business is Flagler County could use. Counseling engagements may take as little as one session, several over a few months or more depending on the issue. Whatever the scenario, you are getting expert advice from a seasoned business professional at no cost to you. Want to take your business to the next level? Call 386.255.6889 or visit www.score87.org to set up a free consultation.