FSBDC at the University of North Florida

Palatka Welcome Center, 900 St. John’s Ave.
Palatka, FL, 32177
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Palatka Welcome Center, 900 St. John’s Ave. Palatka, FL 32177

About the Center

The Florida SBDC in Palatka 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 Putnam 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 Palatka at 386.666.1082 or visit

Featured Area Consultant

Cheryl Lynch


  • Areas of Consulting: Budgets. Business Accounting, Business and Strategic Planning, Business Valuation, Cash Flow Management, Cost Control, Financial and Capital Access, Financial Metrics, Internet Strategies, Inventory Control, Market / Sales Growth, Operation Manager, Personnel and Human Resources. Revenue Generation, Start-up, Women and Minority, Succession Planning, Buying or Selling a Business
  • Education: BA, Finance
  • Certifications: Community Association Manager License; NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional