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As the only statewide provider of entrepreneurial and business development services, the Florida SBDC Network plays a vital role in Florida’s economic development by assisting entrepreneurs in every stage of the business life cycle.
Florida SBDCs provide access to data and information generally unaffordable or unavailable to existing and aspiring small and medium-sized businesses.
In today’s competitive marketplace it helps to collaborate with an experienced partner who can navigate your business past obstacles, optimize performance, and put you on the road to success.
Looking for an opportunity to grow your sales? Government contracting may be an avenue to consider, as it can provide long-term growth for a wide variety of businesses.
When disaster strikes, Florida businesses can find the education, training, and assistance needed to survive through the Florida SBDC Network’s (FSBDCN) Business Continuation Services.
Florida SBDCs offer access to confidential, no-cost professional business consulting for Floridians who want to grow their business.
Training workshops and videos provide current and practical information on business topics ranging from the basics to more advanced business management skills.
International trade opportunities for Florida-based companies are expanding, and the Florida SBDC Network can help prepare your business for globalization.
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program (DBE) specifically for minority, women and veteran owned businesses, is administered by the Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University.
This section provides valuable tools for your business at every stage, from start-up to transition. All documents are provided in formats including MS Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF.
Make sure you have covered all the required and critical steps to opening your business.
For existing businesses, we have tools and resources just for you!
Having access to information and key resources when starting your business, even growing your business can be a challenge. Below are key essential agencies you need to have direct access to.
Chamber memberships and involvement are an excellent way to help you grow your business via B2B networking, education, and leadership training. Explore the possibilities at your local chamber (s).
Looking for resources such as setting up a WordPress site, understanding Google, or are you looking into basic entrepreneur instructor lead programs hosted locally? You found the right spot…
Congratulations to Rudi for his accomplishments while serving the Florida SBDC at FGCU Bonita Springs office. Rudi has become the “Go-To” guy for small businesses throughout Bonita Springs and Estero…
Cape Coral Monthly Small Business Chat Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Topic: Managing a Business Business owners gather to chat and discuss business issues and network. Program is no cost and a light lunch is provided….
Doing Business with the Government Series(Part 5 and 6) Friday, January 20, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Topic: Government Contracting Part 5 Subcontracting Opportunities. An overview on Opportunities, Government’s Role, Prime Contractor’s Role and Payments. Part 6 Pricing your…
“The FSBDC is a must. They provide so many resources I didn’t even know about. There is no better place to go if you are a small business and need help growing your company.”
“Use it as much as you can and put the advice the SBDC gives into practice as much as possible” Emma and Manny Tianga