Results

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 our impact results by Florida’s Federal Congressional districts, State Senate and House districts, by the Florida SBDC at the statewide and regional levels, and its Government Contracting Services to see the measurable impact of the Florida SBDC’s service offering.

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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 over 112,000 hours of business consulting to more than 11,000 client businesses in 2016. According to the Florida SBDC’s Annual Report as a result of this assistance, client businesses created, retained, and saved 35,106 jobs; grew sales $4.0 billion; acquired $461.8 million in government contract awards; accessed $479.8 million in capital investments; and started 328 new businesses.

To view the full report and/or download the printable PDF, 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.

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 policy makers 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.