The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, will host a special Florida SBDC Day at the Capitol event on Tuesday, January 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You’re invited to learn more about the Florida SBDC, the assistance we provide to thousands of existing and aspiring small businesses statewide, and the impact we contribute to Florida’s economy. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide tours of our Mobile Assistance Center, which was recently deployed as part of our recovery efforts to help small businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Tuesday, January 9th I 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Capitol Rotunda & Capitol Courtyard
For more information, please contact Dianne Hafleigh at Dianne.Gross@FloridaSBDC.org.
About the Florida SBDC Network:
For over forty years, the Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance [Fl. Stat. 288.001], has nourished a statewide partnership between higher education and economic development to provide existing and emerging small and medium-sized business owners with management and knowledge resources that enable overall growth, increased profitability, and economic prosperity for Florida’s economy.
Since 2011, Florida SBDCs have provided 513,107 hours of professional business consulting to 74,669 client businesses, resulting in 252,955 jobs created, retained, or saved; $33.3 billion in sales growth; $2.6 billion in government contract awarded; $1.4 billion in capital investments acquired; and 4,159 new businesses started.
A statewide network of over 40 offices, the Florida SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners. The Florida SBDC Network, headquartered at the University of West Florida, is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs and is a 2016 recipient of the President’s E Award for Export Service.