The Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida (BBIF), a nonprofit 501© 4 organization was established in 1987 and began operations in 1988 in Central Florida. The organization, certified by the State of Florida as a Black Business Investment Corporation (BBIC), is one of eight BBICs established out of Florida’ statute, the Florida Small and Minority Business Act of 1985 to provide loans to Black-owned businesses. In addition to providing loan capital, the BBIF is an established leader in facilitating smart growth for businesses. To assisting businesses in achieving “smart business growth”, the BBIF delivers its financial technical assistance by impacting holistically the following areas: access to capital, improved capacity, expanded relationships via networking and business opportunities. Additionally, in partnership with the BBCFC, a 501 © 3 organization, the BBIF provides business networking and community outreach activities to minority-owned businesses.