Tampa

FSBDC at the University of South Florida

1101 Channelside Dr, Ste 210
Tampa, FL, 33602-3613
813.905.5800
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1101 Channelside Dr, Ste 210 Tampa, FL 33602-3613


About the Center

The Florida SBDC in Tampa is the main office of the Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida (Florida SBDC at USF) 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 USF region serves a ten-county area that includes Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties, and maintains several satellite centers in addition to the main office in Tampa located at the Port Authority Building. Visit sbdctampabay.com to learn more.

The Florida SBDC at USF 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 Tampa at 813.905.5800 or visit sbdctampabay.com.


Featured Area Consultant

Eileen Rodriguez

Regional Director

  • Areas of Consulting: Business and Strategic Plan Assistance, International Market / Export Assistance, Market / Sales Growth Assistance, Women and Minority
  • Education: BS,MS,MBA
  • Certifications: NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional

Karen Krymski

Consultant and Government Contracting Specialist

  • Areas of Consulting: Government Contracting / Procurement Assistance, Growth Acceleration, and Market / Sales Growth Assistance
  • Education: MPH - Health Care Administration
  • Business Owner: MARCOM (years in business: 20+)

Selma Canas

International Trade Specialist

  • Areas of Consulting: Export & Trade Counseling Certification Introductory SBA, International Market / Export Assistance, Professional
  • Education: BA
  • Certifications: NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional

Yanina Rosario

Assistant Director/Consultant

  • Areas of Consulting: Business and Strategic Plan Assistance, Executive Certificate in Global Finance, Government Contracting / Procurement Assistance, Professional, Thunderbird School of Global Management: Finance Essentials for Global Managers, Women and Minority
  • Education: MBA
  • Certifications: NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional