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. 
The New Year is slowly nearing, so now's the time to make your list of goals AND your plan of how to accomplish them. For those goals that require more than willpower, we're here to help teach you the skills you need to succeed. Please review the flyer for more information.

Corporate College
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.

January 9 | 9am - 12pm | $40 ($50 day of event)
February 6 | 9am - 12pm | $40 ($50 day of event)
Location | College of Central FL Ocala  
For additional information please call 866-998-8332
Upcoming SCORE Workshops and Webinars
Mid-Florida SCORE has many workshops and webinars to help you start or grow a business. Learn more at . You can also click on the workshop names below for more information about each of these upcoming events:
Location: Ocala
Date: Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
Time: 12:00pm lunch included
Location: Ocala
Date: Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
Time: 9:00am
Location: Ocala
Date: Monday, Jan 28, 2019
Time : 8:00am

Of course, free, confidential business mentoring is always available. Request mentoring at

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
Florida’s Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2019
On January 1, 2019 – minimum wages will increase by .21 cents from $8.25 to $ 8.46 per hour for regular hourly employees. The increase is tied to DEO’s obligation under Florida law to readjust the state’s minimum wage annually based on the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers in the region. While the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour – Florida’s employers will be required to pay their non-exempt employees the new rate. Those businesses with “ tipped employees” will also see an increase in January from $5.25 to $ 5.44 per hour .  
Marion County Youth Career Expo
CareerSource CLM will be hosting our 4 th annual Youth Career Expo on February 13 th and 14 th at the Circle Square Cultural Center in Ocala. Each year over 800 middle school and high school seniors are bused in to meet and engage with our industry leaders. The goal of the program is to educate the students of potential career opportunities in Marion County. 

If you are a business in Health, Manufacturing/Logistics, Information Technology, Professional Services or the Construction industry and would like to engage with your future workforce, we are seeking businesses to participate in the program. There is no cost to attend, just your participation for a few hours to share and educate students on the types of jobs/careers your business offers. Contact Brenda Chrisman by phone or email for more information. or (352) 873-7991
Join us for an Information Session
January 14, 2019 or February 11, 2019
Come find out about our many programs like Truck Driving, Barbering, Massage Therapy,
Medical Assisting, Radiology, Technical Support and many more!

Microsoft Beginner Excel 2016, Wednesday Night
Learn how to create and format spreadsheets like a professional using formulas, charts, and graphics. Starts: 1/24/19

Beginner QuickBooks 2015, Thursday Night
Learn about this very popular program for home and small business bookkeeping. Let QuickBooks perform the accounting functions you need!  Starts: 1/28/19

Basic Computer Training, Monday Night
Learn about basic computer skills, email, web searching, file management and more!  Starts: 1/23/19

See our flyer for more information.

    Marion Technical College
 1014 SW 7th Road, Ocala, FL 34471
     352-671-7200 ∙
Mid-Florida Regional Manufacturers Association
Small Business Development Center 
Ocala District Office 
Mid-Florida SCORE
Marion Technical College
Talent Center
College of Central Florida
Corporate College
Ocala Human Resource Management Association
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion
CF Campus Locations
Ocala Campus
3001 SW College Road
Ocala, FL 34474-4415
Citrus Campus
3800 S. Lecanto Hwy
Lecanto, FL 34461
Levy Center
15390 US-19
Chiefland, FL 32626