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BBIF Florida

PrintBBIF Florida (BBIF) is a mission-driven lender and business development organization that helps communities thrive by providing loan capital for African American, other minorities and underserved businesses and by creating opportunities for low-income communities through real estate investments. The key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a consistent focus on achieving positive results. Headquartered in Orlando,

BBIF is Florida’s largest statewide small business lender that specializes in providing capital for African-American and minority businesses. Since 1988, BBIF has provided over $45.7 million in loans to over 385 businesses and leveraged $58.3 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) community investments; BBIF received its first federal NMTC allocation of $20 million in the 2014 funding cycle.

BBIF is certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury CDFI Fund as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Community Development Enterprise (CDE) and New Markets Tax Credit Allocatee. BBIF is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Community Advantage “Delegated” Lender and Micro Loan Lender, the State of Florida as a Black Business Investment Corporation, by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a Money Smart Small Business Collaborator.

Visit the website: www.bbifflorida.com

 

Financial Business Training Institute

FBTI_LOGO_FINALThe Financial Business Training Institute (FBTI) is a charitable non-profit organization that operates out its headquarters in Orlando, Florida. FBTI’s main objective is to assist business owners growth by expanding their business relationships, exposing them to contracting opportunities and making resources relevant to their industry available through Training, Education, Fundraising, and Networking opportunities. The FBTI’s primary target population is minority and underserved businesses throughout the state of Florida. Visit the website: www.myfbti.com