We put the CEO at the center of everything we do.
Vision: To be the preeminent resource and collaborative organization for Florida’s second-stage companies and their leaders.
Mission: Provide timely and focused strategies, resources, and support to encourage accelerated next-level growth for Florida’s second-stage companies.
GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders with focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important. Our programs provide connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity, resulting in the diversification and growth of Florida’s economy. Second-stage growth companies have at least 6 employees and $750 thousand in revenue and possess the intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage.
GrowFL Guiding Principles and Values
- We operate with a team-based approach.
- We perpetuate a spirit of connectivity.
- We advocate for the organization to promote partnerships.
- Our focus is on the needs of the entrepreneur to encourage growth and prosperity.
- We are servant leaders.
Today, GrowFL has assisted more than 1000 companies through our Business Growth Programs and recognized 500 successful entrepreneurs through our annual awards program, Florida Companies to Watch.
It’s about strategy.
It’s about sustainable growth.
Identifying the core business strategy of a company helps determine if they are in the right market; what type of product or service they have and is it sustainable; and how can they tap into the most successful market at the lowest cost. GrowFL experts work directly with a CEO and his or her team to answer these questions and provide the clearest path towards increasing their top-line revenues.
Second-stage companies are identified as somewhere in between a startup and a large firm and have one basic commonality – they are poised for growth. Focusing our efforts on these companies means strengthening the economy of the region and supporting the entrepreneurs who live among us.
GrowFL is driven by one goal – to cultivate second-stage growth companies across the state. Second-stage companies are the backbone of Florida’s economy and the definition of economic growth and prosperity. GrowFL, through our nationally certified team of experts, provides proven methods to help overcome unique challenges facing second-stage companies as they grow.
As the only statewide organization focused exclusively on second-stage and emerging second-stage growth companies, GrowFL’s philosophy is to identify, serve and celebrate these companies that have the best potential to contribute to Florida’s economy.
Working with statewide partners and entrepreneur support organizations, we are committed to the local delivery of services to help these companies achieve their potential.