Not in Business

Jump-Start Your Start-Up

Go from idea to implementation. Take the leap and launch the right way with these business start-up video series. Starting—and succeeding—begins here.

In Business

Accelerate Your Growth

We have a signature action-oriented assessment process to devise and implement the growth strategies you need to strengthen sales, convert likes and clicks, secure funding, exit intelligently, win contracts or create and retain jobs. Start here to scale and multiply your profitability.

THE VALUE PROPOSITION

Strategic Guidance

Our business consultants will help you develop a strategic vision, map out goals, strategies and tactics to help establish your company’s credibility and identify opportunities to scale and prosper.

Minimize Time & Risk

Minimize time searching for and assessing resources from non-credentialed sources. The Florida SBDC at FGCU is your one-stop expert solution for little-known growth hacks, clarifying confusion, and resolving business related conundrums for both experienced business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Critical Connections

We connect you to critical facts and figures, to highly qualified professionals who provide intellectual capital and to business-to-business networking opportunities at our training events.

Services

Capital Access
Business Continuation
Growth Acceleration

Government Contracting
International Trade
DISC & Driving Forces

A TRIO OF OPTIONS

Business Consulting

Through personalized, no-cost, one-on-one business consulting, we help small business owners with planning and growth strategies.

Workshops

Our no-cost and low-cost training sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about running and growing your business.

Loss Aversion

Grow your business from where you are now to where you want to be. Succeed—in less time with fewer hiccups.

  • One-on-one consulting is provided by professionally trained, experienced consultants. Consulting sessions are personalized, confidential, and at no-cost to your business
  • State Designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.]

We are experts at the game of business.

79% of Florida SBDC at FGCU Consultants own or have owned small businesses.

“Small businesses need all the help they can get, but they don’t need it from umpires that have never played the game.” – Mark Brennan

How the FSBDC at FGCU Works

1. NO-COST Consultation

Start by scheduling a No-Cost consultation. You will be matched with a consultant within 24-48 hours.

2. A Strategic Plan

You’ll receive a solid data-based strategic plan and help with implementation for your small business.

3. Grow & Succeed

We provide on-going guidance to help you navigate your business past obstacles, optimize performance, and keep you on the road to success.

Success Stories

Toni Lapi Tween of Waters Resort | Florida SBDC at FGCU Success Stories Testimonials Small Business Consulting
Toni Lapi
Tween Waters Resort

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.

Dr. Lindsey Pursglove of Swimtastic | Florida SBDC at FGCU Success Stories Testimonials Small Business Consulting
Dr. Lindsey Pursglove
Swimtastic

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.

Jump-Start Your Start-Up

Go from idea to implementation. Take the leap and launch the right way with these business start-up video series. Starting—and succeeding—begins here.

Accelerate Your Growth

We have a signature action-oriented assessment process to devise and implement the growth strategies you need to strengthen sales, convert likes and clicks, secure funding, exit intelligently, win contracts or create and retain jobs. Start here to scale and multiply your profitability.