District 109: Representative Dr. James Bush III

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 $61.7M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $1.2M $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $7.3M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 527 37,966
*New Businesses Started 9 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 186 24,191
Minorities 138 (74%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 6 (3%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 69 (37%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 2,032 162,519

Success Stories

Client Testimonials

Zoom-Room, Miami

Tak Takasu [Florida SBDC consultant] has been a terrific help during a very difficult year (2020). When things were so uncertain, she kept us up-to-date and offered invaluable advice about how to face the challenges and take advantage of [SBA] PPP and EIDL assistance, offering nuanced information not available in the press or on the web, including, when the government itself had not settled their policies, what likely outcomes might be based upon her extensive experience.

Peter Medvin

Theramart, LLC, Miami

Shelly [Florida SBDC consultant] helped us immensely in 2020 by helping us navigate the funding alternatives available during the pandemic. She also played a crucial role in introducing us to Florida-based banks that could help with our funding needs and took the time to do as many meetings as necessary for us to fully understand the implications of each decision. I am very grateful for Shelly´s help and I am not sure if we would have survived the pandemic without her strategic advice.

Victor Leal

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