Business Outreach Program
The Business Outreach Program is a free service designed to identify the needs of local employers and connect them with resources and solutions to remove barriers to growth and help companies thrive in Deerfield Beach.
Quarterly roundtables are targeted at providing access to resources and information for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
The City’s future, prosperity and competitiveness depend on meeting pressing economic challenges local businesses face today. By bringing together key business owners and top management to these roundtables, understanding their needs and brainstorming on best ways to address them, the business community and local government can make valuable contributions to assist in the creation of a healthy and vibrant business climate that creates opportunity for everyone in Deerfield Beach.
Meetings are held at the Hillsboro Community Center. Topics vary every quarter and agendas are usually as follows:
7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Networking and continental breakfast
7:50 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Economic Development Update & Question of the Day
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Key Note Speaker/Panel Discussion
8:40 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Q&A session
· Quarter 1: 12/1/2020 (6-8 PM) Business Contracts & Agreements in Unsettled Times - What You Need to Know
· Quarter 2: 2/23/2020 (6-8 PM) Quickbooks
· Quarter 3: 5/23/2020 (6-8pm) Raising Sources of Capital
· Quarter 4: 09/21/2021 (6-8 PM) Google Tools to Grow your Business
Business Visitation Program
The Business Visitation Program is a free service designed to enhance lines of communication with the local businesses, identify their needs and connect them with available resources. The Program also allows the Economic Development staff gather valuable industry data to be used for future planning. No business is individually identified in the reporting of results.
During a confidential one-hour on-site visit the City of Deerfield Beach Economic Development team meet with business owners and managers to better understand industry needs and identify resources to meet those needs.
The program also provides businesses with an opportunity to share and showcase what they do best.
Based on each company’s interests and needs, staff may address programs or services that can save the business time and money, such as:
- Connections to state incentive programs
- Municipal planning and permitting
- Government regulations
- Talent attraction and training
- Business to Business introductions
After the visit, the Economic Development staff follows up on issues found during the meeting and remains the business’ first call for all types of questions or assistance throughout the year.
The City of Deerfield Beach invites business owners and managers to participate in the Business Visitation Program.
To schedule a visit, or to request an invite to a Business Roundtable, please contact Gigi Chazu, Economic Development Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 954-395-6051.