District 21: Congresswoman Lois Frankel

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 $62.7M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $27.9M $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $6.1M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 535 37,966
*New Businesses Started 9 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 483 24,191
Minorities 231 (48%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 32 (7%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 213 (44%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 4,774 162,519

District Profile

  • Number of Small Employer Businesses
    19,303
  • Percent of Employer Businesses
    96.5%
  • Number of Workers Employed by Small Businesses
    131,141
  • Percent of Employees
    64.2%
  • Small Business Payroll
    $5.3B
  • Percent of Payroll
    62.3%
  • Number of Self-Employed Businesses (Census Bureau ACS, 2018)
    52,136

Client Testimonials

Environmental Matters Contracting & Consulting, LLC, Wellington

I have been working with Carole [Florida PTAC consultant] for years. I would not be in business without the Florida PTAC/SBDC. Carole helps me navigate through the government certifications, etc. She is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I am extremely grateful for her and her services.

Pauline I. Stacey, President

Fleet Feet Sports, Delray Beach

Working with the Florida SBDC was an incredible experience. From helping with everything from the back of house operations to marketing my consulting with the Florida SBDC was top notch. We grew immensely over the years and it was because of the groundwork of my consultant Debbie who should take a majority of the credit for helping me.

Nick Stump, Owner

Advanced Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry Inc., Delray Beach

Thanks to Angel Rentas I was able to get a loan… [Florida SBDC consultant] Mr. Rentas was exceptional, helping us understand the business and getting in contact with banks and present solutions for capital which for a first-time business owner is very hard. I would greatly recommend him to anyone.

Alexis Morales, Owner

Sunset View Construction, Lantana

We have had a terrific experience with the Florida SBDC. They have been extremely helpful in the purchase and the structure of my business. We recently met with our consultant to discuss government contracts and are very excited about the possibilities this opens up for my business... I highly recommend their services to anyone I speak to that needs guidance and consulting on any business matter they are facing.

Robert Bitgood, President

District 21 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 FAU (Regional Office)

Headquarters Office

Find additional Florida SBDC offices here:

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