Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
07:05 am
22 July 2018

Local entrepreneurs connect through website

A new website is helping Lake County entrepreneurs find resources and promote their businesses. The Florida High Tech Corridor Council has created the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center at

The site offers business owners access to a database of local and statewide resources, including help with licenses, business mentoring and coaching, networking, and venture capital.

FLVEC also promotes entrepreneurs by publishing profile articles about them online, complete with links to their website and social media accounts. The profiles help entrepreneurs connect with each other, leading to new opportunities.

Lake County Economic Development is one of the partners in the program.

“Lake County fully understands that our existing businesses are the lifeblood of Lake County’s economy, and a thriving local economy can only be achieved if these existing businesses are allowed to prosper,” says Robert Chandler, Lake’s director of economic growth.

The Corridor Council is an economic development initiative of the universities of Central Florida, South Florida, and Florida.