National Entrepreneur Center Celebrate 10 Years


The National Entrepreneur Center will celebrate their 10 year anniversary on June 18th beginning at 1 p.m.   The celebration will feature free business seminars that are open to the public, and guided tours of the 22,000 square foot facility located inside Orlando Fashion Square. The educational sessions will be offered on a first come-first served basis and seating is limited.  Featured speaker, Dr. Jim Johnson from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will kick off the event at 1pm with a presentation entitled; “Disruptive Demographics, Implications for Florida’s Competitiveness.”  Additional free seminars on business networking and website management are also planned for the afternoon.

The National Entrepreneur Center ‘s  resident organizations  provide a variety of services ranging from free business coaching, and low cost business seminars, to networking  events and research tools.  “This center is the result of true collaboration!  From our community and corporate sponsors to each of our resident resource providers, there is a single mission here:  to assist and accelerate business development in Central Florida,” says Jerry Ross, Executive Director of the Center.  “This is a successful public/private partnership that has been the “front door of entrepreneurship” for Central Florida for 10 years!  Now, that is worth celebrating!” quipped, Ross.

The National Entrepreneur Center was established in 2003 as a public-private partnership to support small business development in Central Florida.  The Center is funded exclusively by local corporate, education, and municipal sponsorships, and is home to 11 non-profit organizations that provide training, coaching, and a variety of business resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Central Florida.