Small Contractor Development Program

Hillsborough County’s M/WBE & SBE Programs Division hosts two, five-week training sessions annually in spring and fall  for contractors who want to do business with Hillsborough County. The Small Contractor Development Program is free of charge and specifically crafted to empower small businesses.

Training topics:

  • Estimating and bidding
  • Bonding
  • Business accounting
  • Legal
  • Project management
  • Marketing

The Small Contractor Development Program is offered to small businesses certified or registered with Hillsborough County. Class size is limited.


Certify, Register, or Apply

To certify or register a small business with Hillsborough County, please visit

To apply for the program, please contact Theresa Kempa at or (813) 276-2729.


M/WBE & SBE Programs Division

The M/WBE & SBE Programs Division provides an opportunity for disadvantaged minority-owned, disadvantaged women-owned, and small businesses to participate in the County's procurement programs, which include construction, contractual services, professional consulting services, and commodities.