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On Wednesday, October 5, the SunTrust Foundation presented The Florida Women’s Business Center with its prestigious inaugural Lighting the Way Award. The Florida Women’s Business Center (“FLWBC”) is a program of The Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development, Inc., a 501c non-profit organization serving South Florida communities for more than 20 years. The award, which included a $50,000 grant, recognizes non-profit organizations for their support of sustainable financial well-being initiatives.

“We are honored and thrilled to be recognized for the work FLWBC is doing throughout communities in South Florida,” said Seabron A. Smith, TED Center Executive Director. “Our commitment to assist women in business and those who desire to start a business achieve their goals and expand their businesses allows us to fulfill our mission to empower individuals, improve communities and development meaningful lives, and this award helps us continue that mission.”

“The FLWBC Center was selected for the positive impact it is making in helping women start and run successful businesses,” said Manny Perdomo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Florida Division.

The FLWBC is a collaborative partner of the US Small Business Administration and is one of its 114 national Women’s Business Centers and is hosted by the Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development, Inc. (The Ted Center), dedicated to assisting women in achieving their dreams by helping them expand, run, and start successful businesses. The FLWBC’s primary objectives are to provide; training, counseling, mentoring, resources, referrals, and support to women entrepreneurs. The FLWBC recognizes that women-owned businesses are a critical component to economic recovery and a necessary cornerstone to the building of Florida’s future.

About the SunTrust Foundation
The SunTrust Foundation is dedicated to the company’s purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by engaging organizations to advance financial confidence. Grants and activities focus primarily on financial empowerment, but also include education, health and human services, civic improvement and cultural growth. The SunTrust Foundation supports American Red Cross disaster relief efforts and contributes as a United Way Global Corporate Leader. Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation has proudly provided grants totaling more than $100 million throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Experienced and professional Business Development Managers provide individual counseling sessions which are tailored to the specific needs of the woman entrepreneur. These informal sessions are provided by seasoned business owners and corporate professionals who provide guidance and practical business knowledge that will help to increase the client's chances of success. Counseling sessions cover specific areas ranging from business feasibility and planning, operational guidance, accounting and finance, marketing, programs and tools. 

This assistance is available by appointment... in person, online via the Internet or by telephone. 

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1.) Download, complete and sign the request and counseling approval form #641 CLICK HERE

2.) FAX the completed form to FLWBC at 561-265-0806 or EMAIL the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or MAIL the completed form to:    FLWBC- 401 W. Atlantic Avenue, Ste O9. Delray Beach, FL 33444

3.) Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a date and time for business counseling.

Special arrangements can be made to accomodate individual circumstances. To confirm this type of an appointment, please contact Barbara Mack via phone at 561-265-3790 x111. 

Thanks to the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s generous support, the Florida Women's Business Center now has a presence in Broward County.  This partnership between the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Women’s Business Center brings training and resources to both local Broward County business owners and those interested in initiating entrepreneurial ventures.  The FLWBC’s primary objectives are to provide: training, counseling, mentoring, resources and support to women entrepreneurs. We offer a variety of educational workshops each month that are either FREE or offered at a nominal fee.  Reserve your spot now for an upcoming workshop or sign up for a FREE counseling session.

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