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.


Celebrating Success. Redefining Possibilities.

The year 2016 marks the Florida SBDC Network’s 40th anniversary. In 1976, the U.S. Small Business Administration designated the Florida SBDC as one of eight pilot programs in the country. In the forty years since, the Florida SBDC Network has grown, from what once began as one man at the University of West Florida overseeing two centers in Northwest Florida, to a vibrant statewide partnership over 40 centers and nearly 250 employees providing tools, training, and expertise to thousands of Florida’s entrepreneurs and small business owners annually. Join us this year at a Florida SBDC in your community and online as we celebrate our past, present, and future.

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Since 1976, FSBDCs have assisted hundreds of thousands of emerging and growing businesses by providing the professional expertise, tools, and information necessary to make sound business decisions in a complex and ever-changing marketplace.

In addition to the FSBDC’s core service offerings of consulting provided at no-cost, training, and business research, the Florida SBDC Network also provides a comprehensive toolkit of specialized services for qualifying businesses looking to accelerate market growth, including Growth Acceleration, International Trade, Government Contracting, and Business Continuation



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