BEAMs Program


The Economic Community Investment Division (ECI) of the Department of Sustainable Development created Fort Lauderdale BEAMs (Business, Engagement, Assistance, and Mentorships) program to support businesses, from start-up to successful growth and expansion of existing businesses within Fort Lauderdale. BEAM offers face-to-face engagement, certification programs, mentorships, and international market expansion.  Additionally, the City of Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development, and other major partners, is pleased to offer the Fort Lauderdale Business Academy to support local businesses. Participants must be a business or an aspiring entrepreneur of Fort Lauderdale. To apply