Equal Business Opportunity (EBO)

Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) 
The Equal Business Opportunity Program is tailored to help small, women, minority and LGBT-owned businesses flourish. Businesses can find resources, access business opportunities, and enroll in training. Women/Minority (WMBE) and Small Local Business (SLBE) certification services are provided at no cost to business owners.
SBLV Business Connect Restaurant Week December 4-13, 2020
SBLV Business Connect

Calling on all friends and foodies! In celebration of Super Bowl LV, the Business Connect program is hosting a one-of-a-kind restaurant week! “Road to Gameday” Restaurant Week will highlight 50 diverse-owned restaurants in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco County. Visit the Road to Gameday Eats website.

Restaurant Eligibility Requirements:
  • 51% women, minority, veteran, or LGBTQ+ owned businesses AND be located in Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco County.
  • Have positive reviews and high satisfaction levels from the public on dining review sites (i.e. Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google, etc.).
  • Primary revenue must be derived from dining, not entertainment or other amenities.
  • Restaurant must offer full-service dining at least five nights per week.
  • Restaurant must complete the application process to be considered for inclusion into Restaurant Week, including submitting sample prix-fixe menus.



Additional grant money is available for small businesses through the One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together Fund.
Businesses may be eligible for up to $5,000 in free rent/mortgage and utility assistance.
Pre-application begins Monday, June 1st at noon. Learn more

apply for grant 


Register as a Certified Women-Owned or Minority Business (WMBE)

Become certified with the City of Tampa to seek contracting opportunities with the City.

Apply for Certification

Register as a Certified Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)

Become certified with the City of Tampa to seek contracting opportunities with the City.

Apply for Certification

Renew Your Business Certification

Renew Certification

LGBT Business Enterprise Registration


Please, contact our office if you require a paper application.

Doing Business with the City

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Equal Business Opportunity Seminar

(Dates to be Determined)

Tampa Municipal Office Building
City of Tampa
306 E Jackson St
5th Floor North
Tampa, FL 33602

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