Who We Are
45 Years of Helping Small Businesses
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!
Creating a better Florida for all by helping business grow
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
I advise small businesses on every aspect of the company. I advise on how to start a business and guide each client through the lifespan of their business.
I have a passion for helping small businesses and promoting personal financial literacy.
My specialty is helping businesses develop a social media strategy that acts as an economic engine for your business. I help you create highly engaging channels that connect, captivate and convert.
Growing your small business is a lot harder than it sounds. It takes doing the right things, in the right order, at the right time. The growth acceleration tools I use will help you to grow your business in less time with less headaches. I will help you succeed on your own terms.
I help clients, like you, successfully navigate the start-up and growth phases of your small businesses.
I consult with existing businesses interested in obtaining contracts to sell their goods/services with the Department of Defense (DoD), other federal agencies, state and local government agencies, and government prime contractors.
I provide clients with the necessary tools to plan, start and grow their business.
I help clients increase revenues, reduce costs and become more secure by leveraging technology.
I help small businesses owners maximize their opportunity to get necessary financing so that their business might succeed.
I develop lead generation strategies that help small businesses gain better customer retention that ultimately revitalizes your sales pipeline and increases your overall sales and profits.
I help new and existing businesses learn to do things the “easier way,” saving costs and aggravation. I can show you how to retain and expand your team in this competitive market, without breaking your payroll bank.
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.
Marketing is the cornerstone of your small business growth. Using fragmented tactics won’t get you the results you need. I support small business owners by providing a step-by-step breakdown of marketing fundamentals with techniques that enable you to confidently implement your marketing initiatives.
I provide solutions to aid you in increasing your revenues, reducing your costs, and increasing profits and new markets.
I assist your business with access to capital issues from a strategic growth point of view. I can apply my expertise, to help gauge what type of financing —from commercial lending to SBA loans to alternative sources—is the optimal option for your business success.
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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
Serving Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades & Hendry Counties
virtual appointments available for all locations
Downtown FSBDC Office
Lee County Economic Development Office
2201 Second St #500
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Cape Coral FSBDC Office
FGCU Small Business Development Center
Main Office – Fort Myers
FGCU Small Business Development Center
Florida Gulf Coast University
Lucas Hall, 3rd Floor
10501 FGCU Blvd, S.
Ft. Myers, FL 33965
Naples FSBDC Office
Naples Chamber of Commerce
2390 Tamiami Trail N #210
Naples, FL 34103
Charlotte FSBDC Office
1255 Tamiami TrailPort Charlotte, FL 33952
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