Flying is a family affair for Morris Jarmon, owner and operator of Island Air Express (IAE), and his son Ron. Morris aviation career began just two years out of high school. He recalls, I joined the...
Business & Economic Outcomes
|*Gov't Contracts Acquired||$1.5M||$335M|
|**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced||2,109||37,966|
|*New Businesses Started||19||288|
|Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted||806||23,889|
|Minorities||205 (25%)||8,842 (37%)|
|Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans||104 (13%)||2,266 (9%)|
|Women||309 (38%)||9,969 (42%)|
|Professional Consulting Hours Delivered||5,626||162,476|
Number of Small Employer Businesses11,998
Percent of Employer Businesses94.1%
Number of Workers Employed by Small Businesses97,771
Percent of Employees56.1%
Small Business Payroll$3.5B
Percent of Payroll54%
Number of Self-Employed Businesses (Census Bureau ACS, 2018)31,567
Dallas Hart is the founder and chief executive officer of Hart 2 Hart Academy, an early learning childcare center and private school in Lake City. Hart founded Hart 2 Hart Academy almost ten years...
In 1941, Sparks Pappy Register founded the Register Meat Company in Cottondale, Florida. He worked for a meat processing plant in Marianna previously and told the owner about his great smoked pork...
Located in Marianna, Great Oak Pet Resort is a luxury dog and cat boarding, grooming, obedience training, and doggie daycamp business. Owner Vicki Fuqua opened the business after realizing the...
Dotted along the waterways of Oyster Bay float hundreds of oyster cages, home to millions of world-class Panacea oysters. The bay is home to marsh islands, bald eagles and other unique wildlife, and...
Located in Crawfordville, Jerrys Bait & Tackle offers on-site fishing licenses, live and frozen bait, freshwater and saltwater tackle, apparel, snacks, and more. Owner Theresa Miller bought the...
Nestled among a colorful row of small businesses in Mexico Beach is Caribbean Coffee, a café that serves coffee, tea, smoothies, sandwiches, and freshly baked pastries daily in a laid-back,...
Established in 1994, Cindale Farms is a small dairy farm located in Marianna. The farm is home to 500 cows, 300 of which are milked twice daily. Brad and Meghan Austin, who operate the business, are...
Disaster is a team effort. Read this story about partners working together to help Floridas small businesses recover from Hurricane Michael. Within a few minutes of meeting Kristie Mulder, you can...
Rob Olin has held a number of corporate positions including radio announcer, marketing director for Georgia Techs athletic department, and his own public relations and marketing company. However,...
District 2 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.