Fort Pierce

FSBDC at Indian River State College

3209 Virginia Ave, Room Y101
Fort Pierce, FL, 34981-5541
772.462.7296 or 888.283.1177
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3209 Virginia Ave, Room Y101 Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5541

About the Center

The Florida SBDC in Fort Pierce is the main office of the Florida SBDC at Indian River State College (Florida SBDC at IRSC) region serving aspiring and existing small businesses with no-cost consulting, low-cost training, and access to business data and research resources. In addition to its core service offering, the Florida SBDC also offers specialized services to qualifying companies, including capital access, market growth, government contracting, international trade, business continuation, cybersecurity, disaster planning and recovery, and more.

The Florida SBDC at IRSC region serves a four-county area that includes Indian River, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Martin counties, and maintains several satellite centers in addition to the main office in Fort Pierce. Visit to learn more.

The Florida SBDC at IRSC is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide network of more than 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West to serve the needs of Florida’s business community. Since 1976, our network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.

Designated as “Florida’s principal provider of small business assistance,” the Florida SBDC Network is nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network’s lead host institution.

How do I get started?

  1. If you are a new business, visit the New Business section of our website. If you are an existing business, visit the Existing Business section.
  2. You will be asked to complete an online Request for Consulting application that will be forwarded to the Florida SBDC that serves your area.
  3. Within three business days, you will be contacted by the Florida SBDC to get started on your path to success.

Have questions?

Please contact the Florida SBDC in Fort Pierce at 772.462.7296 or 888.283.1177 or visit

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