As an Air Force Veteran working for big corporate business for over 30 years, Ralph Sevearance knew one day he wanted to be a business owner. Both he and his son Josh knew the owners of a local...
Business & Economic Outcomes
|*Gov't Contracts Acquired||$0||$335M|
|**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced||1,193||37,966|
|*New Businesses Started||10||288|
|Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted||516||23,889|
|Minorities||197 (38%)||8,842 (37%)|
|Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans||70 (14%)||2,266 (9%)|
|Women||228 (44%)||9,969 (42%)|
|Professional Consulting Hours Delivered||4,710||162,476|
Number of Small Employer Businesses13,034
Percent of Employer Businesses93.9%
Number of Workers Employed by Small Businesses111,020
Percent of Employees50.3%
Small Business Payroll$4B
Percent of Payroll46.9%
Number of Self-Employed Businesses (Census Bureau ACS, 2018)29,422
Anthony (Tony) Burch has spent the last 30 years working at local pizza and burger restaurants. He and wife, Beverly, dreamed of having their own restaurant. When the local Subway franchise in east...
District 3 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.