Port Charlotte

FSBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University

2702 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL, 33952-5129
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2702 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952-5129

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 part-time office in Port Charlotte, serving emerging and growth businesses in Charlotte 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

Peter Keating


  • Areas of Consulting: Budgets, Business Accounting, Business and Strategic Planning, Business Continuation / Disaster, Business Evaluation, Cash Flow Management, Compliance, Cost Control, Financial and Capital Access, Growth Acceleration, International Market / Exporting, Inventory Control, Market / Sales Growth, Personnel and Human Resources, Revenue Generation, Risk, Start-up
  • Education: Master's degree, Communications, Journalism & Media, Columbia University; BS, English, Seton Hall University
  • Certifications: Export & Trade Counseling Certification Intermediate SBA, Export & Trade Counseling Certification Introductory SBA