Your Stories, Our History

Our Commitment to Our Employees

To foster a rewarding culture that allows employees to be successful and reach their full potential.

  • I started out as a consultant. When I was doing the one-on-one consultations and teaching seminars, I’d go home feeling great, because I knew that I was making a huge... Read More

    Eileen R.
    Florida SBDC at USF - Tampa

  • I love what I do. The reason I love it so much is because we make such a big difference in our clients lives by helping them to understand the financials and helping their... Read More

    Emery P.
    Florida SBDC at FAMU - Tallahassee

  • We get to see our clients’ businesses succeed and impact our city and our state. We are reminded of that when we get to see our impact numbers at the end of our quarter... Read More

    Chelsea L.
    Florida SBDC at FAMU - Tallahassee

  • There is a huge ripple effect when a company succeeds. When they succeed, we get excited too. It means more people at work, which means an economic impact on our community... Read More

    Kevin M.
    Florida SBDC at UNF - Jacksonville

  • I work at the SBDC at Florida International University in Miami, and I am a consultant. I specialize in international trade, but the reason I do it is really to help small... Read More

    Shelly B.
    Florida SBDC at FIU - Miami

  • It’s very rewarding to know that you’re working in a field where you are helping these companies actually expand and grow their business and grow their sales in... Read More

    Selma C.
    Florida SBDC at USF - Tampa

  • One of the things that I find the most fascinating about what we do at the SBDC is to be able to help clients find a way to export either their products or... Read More

    Javier M.
    Florida SBDC at USF - Lakeland

  • It’s hard to believe I’ve been a consultant at the SBDC for more than two decades. And still today, my greatest success is measured by the success of the business... Read More

    Cathy H.
    Florida SBDC at UNF - Jacksonville

  • The reason I became an entrepreneur initially was because I had a great deal of passion for small business owners, particularly, women-owned small businesses. What prompted... Read More

    Karen K.
    Florida SBDC at USF - Tampa

  • Well, I grew up in an entrepreneurial household. My father owned several businesses when I was growing up. My first job right out of college was working for an entrepreneur.... Read More

    Keith J.
    Florida SBDC at USF - Brooksville

  • You know, I’ve always been interested in entrepreneurship. I came from a family of entrepreneurs and it was something stressed in my life. I went on to start other... Read More

    Kurt F.
    Florida SBDC at PCED - Clearwater

  • I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work for an organization whose mission combines my passion for entrepreneurship and for helping people. I love that everything... Read More

    Dianne G.
    Florida SBDC Headquarters - Pensacola