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

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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

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Theresa Ayers
Social Media

My specialty is helping businesses develop their digital footprint thorough social media.

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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

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