The Business & Career Resource Cooperative is a one-stop-shop for individuals and business owners to find the resources and training needed to develop their career goals and grow their business.
How to Start YOUR Own Business (3 hours)
Do you have a great idea for a business but just don't know where to begin? This workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction on how to start your own business. Topics covered include idea generation, the legal environment and business structures. Workbook included.
   
August 1 | 9am - 12pm | $40 ($50 day of event)
September 5 | 9am - 12pm | $40 ($50 day of event)
Location | College of Central FL Ocala
 
   
For additional information please call 866-998-8332
SPEAKING of BUSINESS
by Dr. Philip R. Geist
Independence and Freedom!  
 
The United States was founded by settlers who came here seeking independence and freedom. Out of necessity, they became entrepreneurs and began to produce the goods needed by our fledgling nation. They were farmers, fishermen, shippers, merchants, blacksmiths, map makers, candle and lamp manufacturers, and all of the other trades needed to support a growing population. I love stories where the underdog wins, and there are many of those in business, where small companies succeed in gaining market share from  Read More »
The Talent Center is an affiliate of CareerSource CLM as a service offered to professional level candidates that are seeking assistance with changing careers and/or reentering into the workforce.  Through a partnership with the College of Central Florida (CCF), the Talent Center is located at the Enterprise Center located on the Ocala campus of CCF where we serve both professional level candidates and students nearing the end of their degree seeking programs. Our goal is to assist professionals and degreed students by connecting to businesses seeking high level skilled applicants.

One of the many services offered at the Talent Center is a professional resume review. For individuals with degrees and professional-level work experience with 5 or more years may submit their resume to a Talent Center associate for a professional one-one one review Each of our Talent Center staff are certified resume specialist and can provide guidance and support to ensure resumes meet today’s standards. In addition, our associates are able to connect individuals with businesses seeking skilled and talented applicants.

For more information, go to TalentCenter.org , or call (352) 840-5770 to set up an appointment to see a staff.
College of Central Florida Corporate College has partnered with OnCourse Learning to provide industry-leading real estate education to our students.

Corporate College’s new online real estate program provides everything you need to start your real estate career. Our real estate courses provide you with an easy, step-by-step process for getting your real estate license, maintaining it with continuing education and upgrading the license to broker status. Take advantage of our real estate professional development today and become the real estate agent that today’s market demands!

Our real estate courses satisfy the following career objectives:

  • Earning your real estate license -- satisfying new license and sales post-license requirements.
  • Upgrading your real estate career -- broker pre-license and broker post-license requirements.
  • Prepping you for the real estate license exam.
  • Continuing education -- to ensure your real estate license stays in good standing.
  • Commercial real estate continuing education.

The courses are online, self-paced and available anytime, anywhere designed to prepare you properly for the state and national real estate licensing exams.

To learn more about our new real estate courses, please contact Corporate College at 352-873-5855 or CorporateCollege@cf.edu
Upcoming SCORE Workshops and Webinars
Mid-Florida SCORE hosts many workshops and webinars to help you start or grow a business. Learn more at  https://midflorida.score.org/content/take-workshop-6  . Our local workshops will begin again in September.

If you are interested in using eBay to sell and distribute products from your store or home-based business, this SCORE podcast will be of interest to you.  Click this link   to listen to Danna Crawford of Ocala at your convenience.

Of course, free, confidential business mentoring is always available. Request mentoring at  https://midflorida.score.org/content/find-mentor-39   .

Become a Business Mentor
Do you have strong business experience? Are you ready to give back to your community? Becoming a SCORE mentor can be a fulfilling experience for you and a way to strengthen the local economy. Learn more at  https://midflorida.score.org/volunteer
CareerSource CLM is planning for a Trades Hiring Event in September  
With the tight labor market and continued expanded growth in our region, CSCLM is now recruiting businesses to participate in a trades hiring event scheduled for September 2018. The event will focus on recruiting applicants to work in the trades industries:

  • Construction - Logistics/Transportation - Engineering
  • Fabrication - Welding - Manufacturing

  Any interested business seeking to participate should call (352) 873-7955, or email ContactBusinessSrvcs@careersourceclm.com
Business Video Series
CareerSource CLM is continuing with their efforts to recruit business in the industries of health, manufacturing/logistics and Information Technology to partner together to develop industry based videos on their business.

CareerSource CLM is coordinating with a local video company to develop a series of 50-second videos on businesses featuring their product and services while sharing key information on their company that will be shared with youth in middle and high schools. The goal of the video is to promote industry and career opportunities in these sectors to our youth.
Click on the links below to see other local employers who have already taken advantage of the video service. Your cost to develop the video is only $325, with CSCLM funding the difference.  

For more information on how to take advantage of the opportunity, contact Brenda Chrisman at (352) 873-7991.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion in partnership with One Health Center in Ocala is hosting an Exclusive Medical Career Fair on August 22 nd from 10AM to 2PM.


Why You Don’t Want to Miss this Exclusive Event:

  • There are no fees for participation
  • Interview space available upon request
  • A targeted, effective and efficient approach to engage with qualified candidates
  • Logistics, staff support, and event promotion sponsored by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion in partnership with One Health Center
  • Easy, fee free registration @ http://bit.ly/2018MedFairReg
  • Boxed lunches will be available to registered businesses through the One Health Center
 
Call now for more information: 352-873-7955, ext. 1713
RESOURCE PARTNERS
Mid-Florida Regional Manufacturers Association
352.840.5764
Talent Center
352.840.5762
844.364.9859
Small Business Development Center 
Ocala District Office 
352.622.8763 
866.998.8332
College of Central Florida Corporate College
352.873.5855
Mid-Florida SCORE
352.399.0050
Ocala Human Resource Management Association
Marion Technical College
352.671.7200
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion
352.840.5762
800.746.9950
CF Campus Locations
Ocala Campus
3001 S.W. College Road
Ocala, FL 34474-4415 
352.873.5855

Levy Center
15390 US-19
Chiefland, FL 32626
352.493.9533  
Citrus Campus
3800 S. Lecanto Hwy
Lecanto, FL 34461
352.746.6721