Port Charlotte

FSBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University

2702 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL, 33952-5129
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2702 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952-5129

About the Center

The Florida SBDC in Port Charlotte is a satellite center of the Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University (Florida SBDC at FGCU) region serving aspiring and existing small businesses in Charlotte 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 FGCU region serves a five-county area that includes Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties, and maintains several satellite centers in addition to the main office in Fort Myers. Visit www.fsbdcswfl.org to learn more.

The Florida SBDC at FGCU 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 Port Charlotte at 941.627.2222 or visit www.fsbdcswfl.org.

Featured Area Consultant

Peter Keating


  • Areas of Consulting: Budgets, Business Accounting, Business and Strategic Planning, Business Continuation / Disaster, Business Evaluation, Cash Flow Management, Compliance, Cost Control, Financial and Capital Access, Growth Acceleration, International Market / Exporting, Inventory Control, Market / Sales Growth, Personnel and Human Resources, Revenue Generation, Risk, Start-up
  • Education: Master's degree, Communications, Journalism & Media, Columbia University; BS, English, Seton Hall University
  • Certifications: Export & Trade Counseling Certification Intermediate SBA, Export & Trade Counseling Certification Introductory SBA