State designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.], the Florida SBDC Network has helped businesses in Florida grow and succeed for over 40 years. The Florida SBDC Network has been the first choice for businesses in critical need of more than just information but meaningful, results-driven professional guidance and expert advice. Since its inception in 1976, the network has served more than 1.1 million aspiring and emerging businesses. Their attributed success confirms that Florida SBDC services are cost-effective and deliver a significant Return on Investment.

The following demonstrates the results our network has accomplished over the last year.

Economic Impact

View the Florida SBDC Network’s impact results at the statewide and regional levels, as well as its Government Contracting Services to see the measurable impact of the Florida SBDC’s service offering.


View the Florida SBDC Network’s impact results by Florida’s Federal Congressional districts, and State Senate and House districts to see the measurable impact of the Florida SBDC’s service offering.

Annual Report

The Florida SBDC Network is pleased to highlight the impact of its service offering on Florida’s economy as part of its most recent annual report. Florida SBDCs delivered close to 111,000 hours of business consulting to nearly 12,000 client businesses in 2017. According to our Annual Report, as a result of our assistance, client businesses created, retained, and saved 28,876; grew sales $3.2 billion; acquired $145.6 million in government contract awards; accessed $135.4 million in capital investments; and started 335 new businesses.

To view the full report, please click here.

Success Stories

For over 40 years, the Florida SBDC Network has helped Florida’s aspiring and emerging small businesses grow and succeed. The following are just a sampling of the thousands of small businesses who have prospered thanks to the support of our partners and professional staff.

Learn more about Florida SBDC clients by clicking here.

Hurricane Small Business Recovery Reports

The Florida SBDC Network works in collaboration with its state and federal agency partners to ensure small businesses have access to the resources needed to rebuild, reopen, and reemploy Florida’s families following a natural or man-made disaster. We are pleased to highlight the network’s efforts to help small businesses prepare, respond, recover, and rebuild from Hurricane Irma and become more resilient when faced with disasters in the future.

To view the 2018 Disaster Recovery Special Report and/or download the printable PDF, please click here.

To view the 2017 Hurricane Irma Report and/or download the printable PDF, please click here.

Read encouraging stories from businesses across the state who secured Emergency Bridge Loans by clicking here.

State of Small Business Report

As the principal provider and thought leader for the state’s small businesses, the Florida SBDC Network is pleased to share its State of Small Business Report: Small Business and Its Impact on Florida. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the size, scope, and well-being of our state’s small businesses. The Florida SBDC Network is committed to fostering the growth and success of Florida’s small businesses. Our hope is that this report will serve as a primary index on the state of Florida’s small businesses and be used by policymakers and administrators for future policy and decision-making in their support.

To view the full report, please click here. Download the printable PDF by clicking here.

Client Testimonials

Our small business clients say it best. See what our clients have to say about our people, resources, and services.