District 8: Representative Ramon Alexander

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 $104M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $6.3M $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $8.2M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 888 37,966
*New Businesses Started 5 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 408 24,191
Minorities 112 (27%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 63 (15%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 181 (44%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 3,213 162,519

Client Testimonials

Affordable Decorating, Havana

Mr. Jones [Florida SBDC consultant] is always available to help me any time I call. He has enabled me to get my business legal, which has helped me to get financial assistance and have the proper documentation needed to get income to keep my business afloat. Before COVID, my business was starting to really pick up, but I am not doing as well since. I have had a loss of income in 2020. This is no one’s fault. But with Mr. Jones help, I’ve been able to stay open and pay my bills.

Catherine Cotton

Caring Relations, LLC, Tallahassee

Mr. Jones [Florida SBDC consultant] was extremely helpful. He sat down and explained things to me and guided me through the process. Our business now has a nonprofit that has obtained funding from the Cares Act. We would not have been able to do that if it were not for Mr. Jones. He was very professional and made sure I understood what needed to be done.

Betty Proctor

A J Trophies & Awards, Inc. dba Awards4U, Tallahassee

Keith [Florida SBDC consultant] was incredibly easy to work with and assisted us in obtaining the [Covid-19] Florida [Small Business Emergency] Bridge Loan seamlessly and promptly. He is very personable and professional. He is very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. He represents the Florida SBDC in the most positive way possible. He genuinely cares about the businesses in our community and sincerely wants to be of any assistance he can provide. If he was a hotel he'd get 5 Stars!

Sam Varn

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