JAX Chamber Foundation Funds:

Entrepreneurial Growth

The JAX Chamber’s Entrepreneurial Growth Division, supported in part by the JAX Chamber Foundation, provides mentoring, entrepreneurial education, business consulting, targeted mentoring and networking opportunities designed to support startup, small, and midsize businesses in Northeast Florida.

The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center, Small Business Center and JAX Bridges comprise the Entrepreneurial Growth Division and help support a viable entrepreneurial community in Northeast Florida. All programs are offered at low or no cost. For more detailed information on the programs, please click the links or email or call the designated contact.

“This division’s work is essential for fast-tracking both job creation and economic growth in Jacksonville. If we expeditiously serve the needs of our city’s current and upcoming entrepreneurs, we will undoubtedly create a better future for everyone. Whether those vital needs are entrepreneurial education, making significant connections or mentoring, the Jacksonville Chamber Foundation plays a principal role in funding these key efforts.”

Jennifer Holland, Chair, Entrepreneurial Growth Board
2015 Women in Business Established Entrepreneur of the Year
Certified Brand Strategist, Holland People+Brands

Small Business Center

Small Business Center

The Small Business Center (SBC) is a department of the JAX Chamber and provides entrepreneurs with the critical skills needed to start and grow a business. Housed at the JAX Chamber, the SBC provides access to information you need to start and grow your business. The library provides:

  • Computers and Internet access available
  • Wireless access
  • Business software
  • Small Business reference materials

The SBC is free of charge and open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays)

For more information about accessing the Small Business Center, please email Shirley Moore or call her at (904) 366-6618.

JAX Bridges

JAX Bridges

JAX Bridges is a program of the JAX Chamber Entrepreneurial Growth Division and is a designed to be a key facilitator for supplier quality and development in Northeast Florida. It helps smaller companies grow and promotes supply chain diversification among corporations. This is accomplished through a series of entrepreneurial activities that prepare small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for growth. During the qualification process, small businesses will perfect plans and strategies through entrepreneurial education, teaming and mentoring.

For more information on how to participate in the JAX Bridges program, please email Carlton Robinson or call him at (904) 366-6650.

MicroEnterprise Certification

MicroEnterprise Certification

The MicroEnterprise Certification program provides entrepreneurs with counseling and a host of tools to help them ready their business for launch or take it to the next level. At the end of the programs, clients are able to register as a company with Dun and Bradstreet – the most widely used business catalog in the United States. Your DUNS number solidifies your business as a separate entity with its own credit. To receive certification, clients must complete all components of the program.

Small Business Center orientation to introduce you to the resources, tools and training that are available to you through the JAX Chamber Small Business Center.
Entrepreneurial Assessment to help you identify the areas where you need support.

Individual business counseling with SCORE: retired CEOs and experts who will meet with you one-on-one and help you refine your business plan as many times as you need.

Attendance at the four-week Achieve Your Business Dream Series to learn how to start and run a successful business from financials to marketing and everything in between.

For more information about accessing the MicroEnterprise Certification program, please email Shirley Moore or call her at (904) 366-6618.



The JAX Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1978 and serves Northeast Florida in funding workforce development, leadership and entrepreneurial education programs in support of long-term regional prosperity.


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