Third Annual Florida Business Boost Conference Held in Coral Springs May 4

Danielle Cohen-Lima, Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Coordinator at the 2016 event.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

At the third annual Florida Business Boost Conference, set to coincide with National Small Business Week, the City of Coral Springs Economic Development office hopes to spur business development and to give attendees the resources they need to turn their “passion into profit”.

2016 Florida Business Boost Conference. Left: Coral Springs Vice Mayor Dan Daley, Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Brief, City of Coral Springs Economic Development Officer Ana Barbosa and Florida Business Boost Founder/Organizer, Karlene Facey.

“We really want to showcase what the City of Coral Springs has to offer and show that the door is always open to business owners and entrepreneurs.” says Ana Barbosa, Chief Economic Officer for the City of Coral Springs.

Coral Springs is in the midst of several expansion projects. Earlier this month, construction began on a new Cleveland Clinic Family Health and Ambulatory Surgery Center and several other commercial projects are also in development.

 “I know firsthand what it takes to scale your business into a global brand.” says Florida Business Boost Conference chief organizer, Karlene Facey, founder & CEO of Clarocision Research & Marketing in Coral Springs. 

Facey stresses the importance of making use of funding resources available to small businesses.  “Raising capital and managing cash flow are essential to business growth and stability.  You can have passion and enthusiasm but proper financing is also needed to boost your business to the next level.”

Coral Springs City Commissioner Lou Cimaglia will give introductory remarks at the event and several city officials will be in attendance.  Business advisor, Michael O’Donnell, a mentor with the Founders Institute in South Florida will be making a presentation on raising funding for your business.  Also speaking on how to turn your “conversations into cash” is LaRita Jarvis, a prominent business coach located in Boca Raton.

The Innovation Hub at Broward College will be on hand to welcome young professionals and other business owners at the event. Entertainment by Scott Evans Productions is also planned, along with complimentary food and refreshments.  

Main sponsors of the event include the City of Coral Springs Economic Development Office, Innovation Hub at Broward College, Fort Lauderdale SBDC, CareerSource Broward, Green Light Home Care, Keyes Company,  Clarocision Research & Marketing, Priority 1 Computers,  Champion Home Care, State Farm Insurance, IT Business Solutions, Small Biz Central.netTransworld Business Brokers, Enterprise Development Corporation, Scott Evans Productions Group, the Global Trade Chamber and many other prominent business organizations.

The 2017 Florida Business Boost Conference will be held on Thursday, May 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Museum of Art located at 2855 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065.

To learn more about attending the 2017 Florida Business Boost Conference/Expo or becoming a sponsor, please visit: www.flbusinessboost.com.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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