Fort Myers

FSBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd South - CLI, Lutgert COB Unit 2320
Fort Myers, FL, 33965-6502
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10501 FGCU Blvd South CLI, Lutgert COB Unit 2320 Fort Myers, FL 33965-6502

About the Center

The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University provides entrepreneurs with professional business consulting at no cost, management training, and vital information they need to grow and succeed in a complex and competitive global environment.

The FSBDC at FGCU maintains a full-service office in Fort Myers, serving emerging and growth businesses in Lee County.  Consulting services and training are also provided at several locations throughout our service territory.

The FSBDC at FGCU is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. SBA, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; hosted by the University of West Florida; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.

Featured Area Consultant

Juilo Estremera


  • Areas of Consulting: Budgets, Business Accounting, Business and Strategic Plan Assistance, Business Continuity / Disaster Assistance, Cashflow Management Assistance, Compliance, Cost Control, Export Counselor, Filing Taxes, Financial and Capital Access Assistance, International Market / Export Assistance, Inventory Control, Loan Types, Market / Sales Growth Assistance, Personnel and Human Resources, SBA Loans, Start-up Assistance
  • Certifications: Export & Trade Counseling Certification Intermediate SBA, Export & Trade Counseling Certification Introductory SBA
  • Experience: SBDC Business Consulting Experience: 15 , and Total Consulting Experience: 37

Lois Knox

Regional Director

  • Areas of Consulting: Accounting
  • Education: MBA
  • Experience: Her previous experience with Florida SBDC Network was an Assistant Director with the State Office within the University of West Florida. Lois has over 20 years of Financial/Accounting Management

Marc Farron


  • Areas of Consulting: Internet Strategies, Technology / Commercialization Assistance, Web Marketing Strategy, Website Planning and Development
  • Education: BS, MS, MCSE
  • Business Owner: Information Technology Consulting

Suzanne Specht

Assistant Director and Consultant

  • Areas of Consulting: Budgets, Business and Strategic Plans; Cashflow Management; Financial and Capital Access; Financial Metrics; Women and Minority
  • Education: MBA
  • Certifications: Certified FastTrac Facilitator with the Kauffman Foundation, Certified Business Communicator; Export & Trade Counseling Certification - Introductory & Intermediate SBA