Business Resources

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Grow Your Business with the JAX Chamber

For more than 20 years, JAX Chamber has provided mentoring, entrepreneurial education, consulting and networking opportunities to advance the success of entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. Through our Venture Services Division, we provide the necessary resources and critical skills to start and grow your business.

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Explore these JAX Chamber Business Programs:

JAX Bridges Entrepreneurship Program

A program of the JAX Chamber, Bridges, with over 2,500 alumni, is a simulation that educates and connects entrepreneurs. We leverage entrepreneurial tools, unique learning strategies, and corporate relationships to deliver on our value proposition.

Jacksonville Women’s Business Center

Partially funded through the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) creates a new level of innovation. The JWBC provides women – both new and established business owners and leaders – programming that includes mentoring, education, entrepreneurial development, extensive resources, and dynamic networking that will ignite the enterprising spirit.

JAX Chamber Open Innovation Center

Our Open Innovation Center, an experiential program, leverages the relationship access of the JAX Chamber to work with core members of local industries to identify use cases that may be offered to a crowd of innovators for treatments and solutions.

Chamber Councils

The Chamber Councils have served the Jacksonville area for more than 50 years. Each Council provides unique programs and activities to promote and improve the business and civic climates of their industries or geographic areas. Chamber Councils facilitate communication among members of similar interests, demographics or industry types.

JAX Chamber Overall SBLY Winner 2024

Overall SBLY Winner

Lakita Spann

Each year the JAX Chamber salutes the entrepreneurial spirit of Jacksonville’s small businesses with the Small Business Leader of the Year (SBLY) Award.

Want to nominate someone?

A nominee must:

  • Be a member of the JAX Chamber in good standing
  • Be an owner, partner or shareholder of at least 25 percent of the business
  • Be active in the day-to-day management of the company
  • Be established locally in the same business for at least three years
  • Demonstrate professional business acumen and leadership
  • Have gross revenues of less than 5 million dollars per year for the previous three years

Business Resource Library

Downloadable Forms

The JAX Chamber provides sample forms to help you get your business started. Available templates include business administration, compensation and benefits, recruitment and hiring, vehicles and equipment, employee management, marketing, worker safety, and firing and termination.

Local Contacts

Need quick access to local organizations? The JAX Chamber compiled a list of helpful phone numbers to area government offices and agencies – so you can have your local contacts right within reach.

Useful Websites

Unsure what website you’re looking for? The JAX Chamber can help. We’ve collected a list of websites frequently used by our members to ensure they have all necessary resources at the click of a button.

Video Resources

Our video database contains a variety of resources that will allow you to keep your pulse on the latest business trends and stay connected to what’s happening in our local economy – all on your own time.