District 34: Senator Gary M. Farmer Jr.

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 $41.7M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $3.3M $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $7.8M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 356 37,966
*New Businesses Started 7 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 501 24,191
Minorities 220 (44%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 50 (10%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 192 (38%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 3,687 162,519

Success Stories

Client Testimonials

Bernard A Shuster MD, PA, Hollywood

Parbatee Chang [Florida SBDC consultant] walked me through the disaster recovery 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

Reflections Landscape Maintenance, Inc. dba PALM, Deerfield Beach

Mr. Lasi [Florida SBDC consultant] helped maintain our business through Covid-19 by helping us acquire the [SBA] PPP loan. He spent much time with me and went above and beyond. Mr. Lasi helped our profit grow by connecting us with additional SBA advisors in different areas. Mr. Lasi was my go-to person who answered all questions and who continues to be a person who clearly delineates the steps that would enhance our business.

Regina Bollon

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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