Does the SBDC Work?

The SBDC’s performance is assessed based on the economic impact its customers achieve. Surveys consistently show that businesses assisted by the SBDC outperform non-assisted businesses, creating three times more jobs and increasing sales three times faster. For every federal dollar invested in the SBDC program, nearly $57 is returned in the form of tax revenue. Not a bad Return on Investment!

Our Vision

Creating a better Florida for all by helping business grow

Our Mission

 Providing businesses the expertise and resources to succeed

Ready to set up a no-cost consultation?

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

Meet Your Consultants

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Andrea Robinson
Marketing Strategies

Working with small business owners while guiding them through their brand journey. Identifying their marketing potential to becoming a brand champion with no finish line. Empowering small business owners with tools and resources to reach their goals by continuous learning.

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Cotrenia Hood
Organizational Management

I assist organizational leaders with ways to innovate. The leading-edge methods I use help you to take your business to the next level and provide the strategy you need to achieve your organizational goals.

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Alison Bryant
Office Manager
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Dana Brunett
Business Improvement Strategies, Access to Capital, Budgeting

Support business development and growth through strategic management best practices and access to capital

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Duane Hoversten
Organizational Strategies
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Marc Farron
Technology

I help clients increase revenues, reduce costs and become more secure by leveraging technology.

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Julio Estremera
Lead Consultant

I provide clients necessary tools to plan, start and grow their business.

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Kevin Brady
International Import/Export

Strategically assisting SWFL companies to expand internationally, diversifying revenues

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LaShaun Collier
Branding and Marketing

I help clients engineer an impossible-to-ignore business presence by leveraging the art of branding and the science of systems to generate traffic, subscribers and customer conversions.

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Lois Knox
Leadership Development

Finding the solution for businesses problems so the company succeeds

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Neil Shnider
Financial Strategies, Growth Strategies, Budgeting & Forecasting, Business Development

Provide solutions to aid in increasing revenues, reducing costs and increasing profits and new markets.

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Peter Keating
Operational Strategies

I will help you to recognize and enhance your marketing and sales areas that improve customer retention, increase productivity and profitability in your business and strengthen the employee-employer relationship.

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Suzanne Specht
Access to Capital

Assist businesses with their access to capital issues from a strategic growth point of view

Request a No-Cost Consultation Today!

We provide the tools, strategies, and expertise to help Florida’s business community thrive. Schedule a no cost, confidential, one-on-one session today!

Florida SBDC at FGCU

Office Locations

Serving Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades & Hendry Counties

Downtown FSBDC Office

Lee County Economic Development Office
2201 Second St #500
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: (239) 338-3161

Fort Myers Beach FSBDC Office

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
1661 Estero Blvd #8
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Estero FSBDC Office

Estero Chamber of Commerce
10600 Chevrolet Way, Suite 106
Estero, FL 33928

Main Office – Fort Myers

FGCU Small Business Development Center
Florida Gulf Coast University
College of Business Lutgert Hall, 2nd Floor

10501 FGCU Blvd, S.
Ft. Myers, FL 33965
Phone: 239-745-3700
E-mail: sbdc@fgcu.edu

Cape Coral FSBDC Office

FGCU Small Business Development Center
1020 Cultural Park Blvd, Bldg. 3
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Phone: (239) 573-2737
E-mail: sbdc@fgcu.edu

Fort Myers Office

CareerSource Southwest Florida
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, FL 33916
E-mail: sbdc@fgcu.edu

Naples FSBDC Office

Naples Business Accelerator
3510 Kraft Rd #200
Naples, FL 34105

Charlotte FSBDC Office

Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
2702 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: (941) 627-2222