District 32: Senator Lauren Book

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 $43.6M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $4.4M $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $4.3M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 372 37,966
*New Businesses Started 7 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 451 24,191
Minorities 315 (70%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 45 (10%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 155 (34%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 3,564 162,519

Success Stories

Client Testimonials

Eastern Acupuncture And Wellness LLC, Plantation

Mr. George Gadson [Florida SBDC consultant] has always gone above and beyond to advocate for myself and my business, Eastern Acupuncture and Wellness. He has reached out to check on me throughout the years and went above and beyond to make sure my application was received, and I submitted anything and everything to help with the decision to grant me economic funding during this pandemic.

Jennifer Cruz

Cater Investment Group, LLC, Coral Springs

Mike Bell [Florida PTAC consultant] has been incredibly helpful in applying his expertise to help our business. He has spent considerable time sharing his own experience to help us with proper registrations within SAM and to pursue certifications/projects. We are incredibly happy to have him as an advisor.

Alex Cater

Flamingo Gardens, Inc., Davie

Rafael [Florida SBDC consultant] has helped us plan strategically for growth and plan for the future. His advice has been extremely helpful, particularly during the current COVID pandemic. Without his foresight and help planning for the pandemic, we may not be in business today!

Keith Clark

Barrier Technologies, Davie

The Florida SBDC, with its contacts with Enterprise Florida, has introduced us to an international entity that is currently working on helping us expand our reach to different countries in Europe.

Marc Glickman

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