District 1: Congressman Matt Gaetz

Data Sources: *2020 Impact reported by respondent clients | **2019 Economic Impact Analysis of the FSBDCN by FSU CEFA | District Profile: U.S. SBA Office of Advocacy (Congress only)

Business & Economic Outcomes

District Statewide
**Sales Generated $407.7M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $35.4M $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $39M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 3,481 37,966
*New Businesses Started 28 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 1,963 24,191
Minorities 533 (27%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 360 (18%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 913 (47%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 14,858 162,519

District Profile

  • Number of Small Employer Businesses
    13,092
  • Percent of Employer Businesses
    93.6%
  • Number of Workers Employed by Small Businesses
    104,764
  • Percent of Employees
    48.4%
  • Small Business Payroll
    $3.8B
  • Percent of Payroll
    45.2%
  • Number of Self-Employed Businesses (Census Bureau ACS, 2018)
    34,610

Success Stories

Client Testimonials

ProClean Carpet Cleaning, Inc., Pensacola

Dan and the [Florida SBDC] team saved an entire division at our company with sales of $1,500,000. Because of their help, that division went from losing $177,000 in 2017 to making $80,000 in the last half of 2018.

Dave DeBlander, Owner

Panhandle Fabrication & Machine LLC, Gulf Breeze

It is likely that we would not have opened our business without Dorian’s help. He was able to help us navigate through our business plan and projections necessary to receive the SBA loan we desperately needed to open our doors.

Danny Goodman, Jr., Owner

APEX Web Solutions, Destin

Adam was really great and provided actionable tips to help me optimize and increase my business revenues.

Jonathan Jernigan, Owner

Broussard’s Bayou Grill, Navarre Beach

[Our consultant] Dorian Zwierewicz and the Florida SBDC helped us put together projections based on the Pensacola store, but how we thought they would apply on Navarre Beach… Going into Navarre, we really had no idea, so the numbers he put together were very helpful, and at least gave us a framework and foundation to work with. The other big thing that helped, too, was the demographic information.

Carl J. Broussard, Owner

District 1 Contact Information

Statewide with 9 regional offices, over 40 centers, and approximately 50 outreach locations, Florida SBDC services are available to aspiring and existing businesses in every Florida county. Below are your district's resources and a link to a directory of additional Florida SBDC offices across the state.

Florida SBDC at UWF (Regional Office)

Headquarters Office

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