St. Augustine

FSBDC at the University of North Florida

St. Johns County Growth Management Permit Center - 4040 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL, 32084-8637
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St. Johns County Growth Management Permit Center 4040 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, FL 32084-8637

About the Center

The Florida SBDC in St. Augustine is a satellite center of the Florida SBDC at the University of North Florida (Florida SBDC at UNF) region serving aspiring and existing small businesses in St. Johns County 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 UNF region serves an eighteen-county area that includes Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee and Union counties, and maintains several satellite centers in addition to the main office in Jacksonville. Visit to learn more.

The Florida SBDC at UNF 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 St. Augustine at 904.209.1295 or visit

Featured Area Consultant

Marge Cirillo


  • Areas of Consulting: Business Plans, Cash flow Management, Financial and Capital Access, Loan Types, SBA Loans, Start-up
  • Certifications: Certifications in Marketing, Financial Analysis, and Loan Closings from the National Association of Development Companies; Advanced Financial Analyst, certified by Dun and Bradstreet; Leadership Education and Development Specialist, certified by the Eastern Development Center for Federal Employees
  • Business Owner: Restaurants/catering-6 years