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North Tampa Chamber of Commerce Links and
Internet Resources for Tampa Area Information

Forbes magazine ranks the Tampa Bay area first in Florida and 15th in the nation for businesses and careers, thanks to its employment growth, particularly in technology-related jobs.  The North Tampa Chamber of Commerce offers these links and resources for business information in Tampa and Florida.

We encourage you to link to us, too.  When linking to us, you may display one of our logos shown at the bottom of this page.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY:

Hillsborough County Florida - The official Hillsborough County government online information resource includes links to the County Commission, County Administrator, Departments, Services, and more.

Hillsborough County Property Appraiser -- includes search feature for the Real Estate Database

Hillsborough County Tax Collector


EDUCATION:

School District of Hillsborough County
School Year Calendar, Schools in the district, programs, links

Hillsborough Education Foundation
The Hillsborough Education Foundation, Inc., operating with a Board of Directors made up of community leaders, finances high priority programs in public schools not supported through state or federal funds. Funds are generated through corporate sponsorships as well as individual donations.

Argosy University

DeVry University

Keiser University

Rasmussen College

Remington College

University of South Florida

University of Tampa

Hillsborough Community College


CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE:

Florida Chamber of Commerce

US Chamber of Commerce

South Tampa Chamber of Commerce

ChamberLine -- "The most established Chamber of Commerce directory on the web."


OTHER RESOURCES:

American Heart Association

Go Red For Women

Local Weather (courtesy of Yahoo!)

The Tampa Tribune

Things to Do in the Tampa Bay Area (St. Petersburg Times)

Northdale - Tampa, Florida -- The Northdale community, located in northwest Hillsborough County, has a long-standing reputation as an attractive and desirable family neighborhood. Visit the Northdale web site to learn about community news, upcoming events, the Northdale Civic Association, the Northdale Special Tax District, Deed Restrictions, Architectural Review and more!


LINKS FROM OUR NEWSLETTER ARTICLES:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) government web site includes information on disaster preparedness and assistance.

U.S. Census Bureau, United States Department of Commerce.  The best way to make sure people like you are represented in the census is to complete your census questionnaire and encourage others to do so.

The University of South Florida's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is your #1 resource for business assistance. Over the past 18 years, the SBDC has assisted more than 75,000 small business owners. The SBDC services include FREE one-on-one confidential business counseling, low-cost entrepreneurial training and several free workshops.  For more information, call 813-905-5800 or e-mail them at sbdc@coba.usf.edu.

Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. Retired Special Agent (R/SA) Wayne J. Roques, America 2000 Drug Free Workplace Initiative, April 2000 guest speaker.

American Cancer Society


GOOD RESOURCES FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
(This article appears on Page 4 of the May 2009 newsletter.)

The Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center (SBIC) has many resources available to small business owners. Here are some of them, along with contact information:

Hillsborough County Minority and Small Business Enterprise* - This program provides opportunities to small, minority and women-owned businesses to participate in Hillsborough County's procurement programs. This program offers a plans' room located at the SBIC to review construction plans and specifications. Info? Call 813-914-4028, ext. 62014.

Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (HCPLC) - HCPLC has a broad selection of business resource books, as well as training rooms throughout Hillsborough County, where the SBIC holds business- related workshops. Info? Call 813-273-3652.

Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF)* - HBIF promotes the start-up and growth of small businesses through workshops and individual counseling in both Spanish and English. Info? Call 813-980-2765.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - The Small Business and Self-Employed Department offers publications and trained professionals to lead business-related workshops. Info? Call 800-829-1040.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) - This SBA-sponsored organization offers workshops and individual counseling. Info? Call 813-988-1435.

Small Business Development Center at USF (SBDC at USF) - Various workshops and individual counseling sessions are available at the satellite office located at the SBIC or the SBDC main office located at 1101 Channelside Drive, Suite 210, Tampa. Info? Call 813-905-5800.

Tampa Bay Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO)* - This SBA-certified development corporation offers economic development loan programs. Info? 813-984-8105.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)* - The SBA assists America's entrepreneurs form successful small enterprises. SBA programs offer loan guarantees, training, and advocacy for small firms. Info? Call 800-827-5722.

*Indicates partners located at the SBIC office.

ABOUT THE SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION CENTER (SBIC)

The Small Business Information Center of Hillsborough County is the first stop for start-up and existing businesses in Hillsborough County. It serves as a clearinghouse of information, promoting the growth and development of small, minority and women-owned businesses. The SBIC also refers small businesses to appropriate technical and financial assistance providers, and coordinates workshops with its partners at the SBIC office and at various locations in Hillsborough County.

The Small Business Information Center is located at 7402 North 56th Street, Corporate Square, Building 400, Suite 425, in Tampa. They can be reached at 813-914-4028 or visit their website.


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