The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University

We provide no cost, confidential consulting to businesses throughout Florida.  Additionally, we can provide your business with a vast array of business resources and information.  The Florida SBDC also offers no to low cost training to help you grow your business. 


Recent News


ML 100 Award“The partnership with the SBDC is something a small business cannot live without. To find a valuable partnership like this is extremely difficult,”

Peter Bagwell, Polygon Solutions


Therapeutic Bodyworks, LLC3I love that the SBDC can provide free services to businesses like mine to give me the advice I need, says Dean. “Pat [Kirkpatrick] has given me the strength I’ve needed to go on, and has introduced me to key people that can take my business further ahead.”

Kristy Dean, Owner, Therapeutic Bodyworks, LLC,

Pat Kirkpatrick and Kristy Dean

7th Avenue Social“Once you learn the lessons, you don’t forget, and you keep on building on them…I recommend the SBDC to anyone regardless of their experience. Even if they have an MBA from Wharton, it’s kind of nice to get a second opinion,”

Colin Estrem, 7th Avenue Social

7th Avenue Social, Colin Estrem

Molly Maids

“I highly recommend anyone thinking of starting a business to get connected with the SBDC.  It is underutilized by the business community in this town”

Doug Heffner, Molly Maids

Molly Maids
State Designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.]

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