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Step 1: Find a workshop in your area

Thinking of starting a business? The Florida SBDC Network can help. The first step is to attend a FSBDC workshop in your area. Our start-up workshops provide the necessary tools and insight needed to help start your business. From how to determine feasibility and legal structure, to the type of licenses you will need, these classes cover all the essentials.

Step 2: Complete the online Request for Consulting

After you’ve attended a workshop, it’s time to complete an electronic Request for Consulting (eRFC). This form will start your relationship with the Florida SBDC Network where you will find the most up-to-date resources for your business information needs.

As part of the eRFC, you will be asked to complete a concept plan, which gives us a short summary of your business idea. Your concept plan should describe the idea, the market, as well as key actions and activities of the business. The concept plan will help our consultants understand the basics of your business to better assist you. For more information about the concept plan, download our helpful Concept Plan Guide.

Please note that we cannot schedule requests for individual assistance without this form. Once the form is submitted, you will be contacted by the Florida SBDC that serves your area to set up a consulting session.

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