District 101: Representative Marie Paule Woodson

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 $9M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $0 $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $5.5M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 77 37,966
*New Businesses Started 3 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 121 24,191
Minorities 94 (78%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 13 (11%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 47 (39%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 1,049 162,519

Client Testimonials

Bernard A Shuster MD, PA, Hollywood

Parbatee Chang [Florida SBDC consultant] walked me through the disaster recovery [COVID-19 Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge] Loan assistance program application process, making sure that every ‘t’ was crossed and every ‘i’ was dotted. She sent me a checklist to make sure we covered everything. Thanks to Parbatee, and her equally efficient associate Anil Chang, my application was approved, and the funds were received in less than two weeks.

Bernard Shuster

Roc-Away PR, Inc., Hollywood

Tak [Florida SBDC consultant] has been an invaluable, in fact tremendous, resource to us! Treading through all the intricacies of the Florida [Small Business Emergency] Bridge Loan and [SBA] EIDL with her help was so very much appreciated. She has been an incredible source of encouragement and guidance and has gone above and beyond to provide links to other grants and loans for us to apply!

Alexis Knapp

Orange Sunshine IT, LLC, Hollywood

Deborah [Florida SBDC consultant] was a beacon of light when it seemed like the entire economy stopped. She was extremely helpful in helping us secure emergency funding. She worked tirelessly to help us get what we needed, even on weekends and after work hours. Thank you very much to her.

Jon Kaweblum

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