Your Stories, Our History

Our Commitments

Our commitments are promises to our employees, clients, partners, and funders that reflect the values, aspirations, and culture of the Florida SBDC in pursuit of our vision.

  • At the University of South Florida there are countless resources to help entrepreneurial students succeed, one of them being USF CONNECT. Located directly on campus in the... Read More

    Stephanie A.
    University of South Florida CONNECT

  • 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

  • George Goodwin built Goodwin Heart Pine Company with all his heart. Goodwin’s factory finished hardwood floors are the richest reclaimed wood in the world… now ‘install... Read More

    Carol G.
    Goodwin Company - Micanopy

  • 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

  • I absolutely love what I do and the people I work with every day! Daily, I have a hand in shaping the economic landscape of Florida. How many people can say that? When I go... Read More

    Cheryl K.
    Florida SBDC Headquarters - Pensacola

  • The reason I do what I do is because when you can help create a job, it makes a significant impact in the day-to-day lives of Floridians. That’s why I’m proud to... Read More

    Don Z.
    Florida SBDC at UNF - Jacksonville

  • We are a start up business and we have used the FSBDC to help us with our social media. Our mentor, Theresa Ayers, has gone above and beyond to help our business succeed. We... Read More

    Alexandra M.
    Feel It Reel it LLC - Fort Myers

  • It all started with a Webinar…. The FSBDC has made a difference in my life by connecting me with Theresa Ayers in Fort Myers! I did not realize how important social media... Read More

    Tonia B.
    Corioliss - Miami Beach

  • My name is Noam Mitchell. I am 23 years old, and I started a construction company called PrimeBid Construction alongside my father one year ago in Southwest Florida. I am... Read More

    Noam M.
    Primebid Construction - Fort Myers