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Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University​ and the Florida SBDC Network is Ensuring Florida Remains Open for Business

The 2018 Hurricane season blows in on June 1st. If disaster strikes, the Florida SBDC and Florida Gulf University is here to help you remain open for business.  Research shows that approximately 40 percent of businesses that close following a…

Florida SBDC at FGCU Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida Awardees Announced

Florida SBDC at FGCU Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida Awardees Announced FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 4, 2018) – Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) announced the winners of the 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest…

What Our Clients Say

I overcame the obstacle of funding my franchise business.  With the help of the Florida SBDC I as able to secure an SBA Express Loan to open my business, Swimtastic.

Dr. Lindsey Pursglove, Owner Swimtastic

One of the benefits of the Florida SBDC consulting services is they are no cost, and the best part is the consultants have been business owners who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience.

Toni Lapi, Tween Waters Resort

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Mission Statement: We are a customer-driven organization of business professionals, dedicated to helping small businesses succeed, by enthusiastically providing creative solutions which exceed customer, employee, and stakeholders’ expectations.

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The Florida SBDC Network is state Designated as Florida's Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.] The FSBDC at FGCU is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or other funding partners.