Success tastes sweet for Fruitique, a Hialeah-based ice cream manufacturer that is expanding beyond the South Florida market. Launched in 2011, this family business has scooped up a niche in the...
Business & Economic Outcomes
|*Gov't Contracts Acquired||$9.6M||$488.1M|
|**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced||1,732||37,966|
|*New Businesses Started||5||381|
|Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted||600||24,191|
|Minorities||475 (79%)||8,988 (37%)|
|Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans||22 (4%)||2,316 (10%)|
|Women||243 (40%)||10,123 (42%)|
|Professional Consulting Hours Delivered||6,369||162,519|
Number of Small Employer Businesses23,458
Percent of Employer Businesses95.9%
Number of Workers Employed by Small Businesses187,480
Percent of Employees55.7%
Small Business Payroll$7.4B
Percent of Payroll48.9%
Number of Self-Employed Businesses (Census Bureau ACS, 2018)48,934
Ever the lifelong learner, Ahmed Cruz was at a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) training class when experts from the Florida SBDC at Florida International University (FIU) gave a...
Emboldened by her passion for cultural and early childhood development, Tailleen Arias opened the Doral Conservatory and School for the Arts because she wanted her kids to enjoy music and arts...
District 25 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.