Don't Miss the County's Free Business Loan Seminar Series

Updated: August 8, 2014
By popular demand, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief and the Office of Economic and Small Business Development have extended the Business Loan Seminar Series designed to increase awareness about the State of Florida’s loan programs for the benefit of small businesses. Three new seminars have been added starting Saturday, August 9th, at 10:30AM at the Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive in Coral Springs. (See complete schedule below) More...
  • Saturday, August 9th | 10:30AM - Noon
    Northwest Regional Library
    3151 University Drive, Coral Springs 
    Featured Speakers:
    Jose D. Alvarez, Business Development and Education Consultant, Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF)
    Barrington Wright, Board Member, South Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Saturday, September 27th | 10:30AM - Noon
    Hollywood Branch Library
    2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood 
    Featured Speaker:
    Michael Carn, President and CEO, MetroBroward
  • Saturday, October 11th | 10:30AM - Noon
    North Regional / Broward College Library
    1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek 
    Featured Speaker:

Show Your Bookface During Libraries' Teen Read Week Contest

Updated: August 1, 2014
Looking for some fun? Show Your Bookface during Broward Couny Libraries' Teen Tead Week Contest by taking your picture with an awesome book cover and submitting it to or at your local library. Prizes include $100 and $50 gift cards for the most creative entries. More...

Get Smart at Dog Smarts 101 Class

Updated: July 30, 2014
If you are looking for a free pet education class, then this is the class for you. Dog Smarts 101 will be held Tuesday, August 12, from 6 to 7PM at the Miramar Branch Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar. Learn important information about dog behavior and ways to stop problems such as barking, chewing and housebreaking issues. Pets are not allowed at the program. More...

Grab Your Laptop and Enjoy the Teen e-Scavenger Hunt 

Updated: July 18, 2014
If you are looking for something a little different, learn how to use the library's online resources as you hunt for answers - the questions will take you back to the "olden days" of 1974. Prizes and refreshments will be available at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center on August 14, from 1 - 3 p.m., 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-357-6282.

Sharpen Your Green Thumb at the Summer Home Landscape Series

Updated: July 1, 2014
If you’d like to add to the beauty of your home through landscaping, the Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach has just the program for you: the Summer Home Landscape Series, which consists of eight free lectures. The popular program runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays, starting July 10 through August 28. Learn ways to save money on your cooling and water bills, attract wildlife and preserve vegetation. More...

OESBD Continues its Program to Help Small Business Owners Develop a Three-Year Vision

Updated: June 18, 2014
What do you want from your business? How do you get it? No one knows a business better than its owner. The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development will present Listening to Your Business™, a series of free workshops, part of the Kauffman FastTrac® program that gives experienced entrepreneurs the tools needed to develop a three-year vision with goals and strategies for their business. More...

Shutterbug Photo Hunts Resume at Fern Forest Nature Center

Updated: May 1, 2014
Photographers of all levels of skill and experience are invited to Fern Forest Nature Center for Family/Team Shutterbug Photo Hunts. The programs run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month through the end of the year. Participants will get a quick guide to basic photography as well as learn about the nature center’s varied flora and fauna as they explore its trails in search of subject matter. More...

County's Water Parks Open Daily Through August 17

Updated: May 20, 2014
Aren't we lucky living here in South Florida? While the rest of the country is getting clobbered with extreme weather, we are fortunate to enjoy warm temperatures and sunshine. The County's four water parks, Paradise Cove in Pembroke Pines, Tropical Splash in Lauderhill, Splash Adventure in Deerfield Beach and Castaway Island in Hollywood are open daily through August 17. Check the water parks' schedule to see which time is most convenient for you and your family. More...

Animal Care and Adoption Announces 2014 Rabies Clinic Calendar

Updated: January 14, 2014
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption reminds all pet owners that rabies vaccinations and pet registration tags are required by law. In 2014, residents can bring their pets to one of a number of Rabies Clinics in a variety of locations throughout the County. When a target goal of 100,000 pet registration tags is reached, 100 percent of the pet registration funds will go directly to support low-to-no cost sterilization programs. More...
The 2014 Rabies Clinics are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include:
  • August 16 - Pompano Beach, Animal Care & Adoption Shelter, 3100 NW 19 Terrace
  • September 13 - Miramar, Miramar Branch Library, 2050 Civic Center Place
  • October 4 - Hollywood, T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Road
  • October 18 - Pompano Beach, Animal Care & Adoption Shelter, 3100 NW 19 Terrace
  • November 1 - West Park, Mary Saunders Park, 4750 S.W. 21 Street
  • December 6 - Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach Dog Park, 1101 N.E. 10 Street
  • December 13 - Fort Lauderdale, Snyder Park, 3299 S.W. Fourth Avenue

Participate in the 2014 Monthly Business Development Workshop Series

Updated: January 14, 2014
Broward County's Office of Economic and Small Business Development is hosting a 2014 Business Development Workshop series designed to provide tips and tools to assist in sustaining, expanding and improving local businesses. The goal of the series is to position small businesses to take advantage of local opportunities to grow their reach beyond Broward County.
Each month features a new topic at a variety of times and locations throughout the County:
  • Thursday, August 21, - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines
    Topic: Broward County Certified Agency Buyers (CAB) Reverse Trade Show
  • Saturday, September 20, - 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
    Topic: Labor Laws and Tax Advice for Your Business
  • Thursday, October 16, - 2 - 4 p.m., Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews, Blvd., Room 430, Fort Lauderdale
    Topic: Finding Business Financing - Uncover Funding Options for Startup and Growth