At the Florida SBDC Network, we believe in creating unimaginable possibilities for small businesses that yield economic prosperity for our state. In turn, we believe we create meaningful economic impact and growth for our state that benefits every Floridian. We do this by pulling together the intellectual capital, experience, and resources small businesses need to find success. From strategic planning to exit planning, our certified, professional business consultants and specialists focus on one thing—creating a better Florida for all by helping businesses grow.
State designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.], the Florida SBDC Network has been the first choice for businesses in critical need of more than just information but meaningful, results-driven professional guidance and expert advice. Their attributed success confirms that Florida SBDC services are cost-effective and deliver a significant return on investment.
The following demonstrates the results our network has accomplished over the last year.
View the Florida SBDC Network’s 2020 preliminary impact results at the statewide and regional levels, as well as its Government Contracting Services to see the measurable impact of the Florida SBDC’s service offering.
The Florida SBDC Network is pleased to highlight the impact of its service offering on Florida’s economy as part of its 2019/20 annual report. Florida SBDCs delivered 114,064 hours of business consulting to 12,535 client businesses, resulting in 37,966 jobs impacted, $4.4 billion in sales generated, $496.5 million in government contracts acquired, and $255.3 million in capital accessed. According to an economic impact study conducted for the Florida SBDC, it was estimated that for every state $1 invested in the Florida SBDC $50 is returned to the state in tax revenue; the cost per job to Florida taxpayers is $269, and Florida SBDC services resulted in a $2.5 billion GRP impact on Florida’s economy.
State of Small Business Report
As the principal provider and thought leader for the state’s small businesses, the Florida SBDC Network is pleased to share its State of Small Business Report: Small Business and Its Impact on Florida. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the size, scope, and well-being of our state’s small businesses. The Florida SBDC Network is committed to fostering the growth and success of Florida’s small businesses. Our hope is that this report will serve as a primary index on the state of Florida’s small businesses and be used by policymakers and administrators for future policy and decision-making in their support.
To view or download the report, click here.
Small Business Disaster Recovery Reports
The Florida SBDC Network works in collaboration with its state and federal agency partners to ensure small businesses have access to the resources needed to rebuild, reopen, and reemploy Florida’s families following a natural or man-made disaster. We are pleased to highlight the network’s efforts to help small businesses prepare, respond, recover, and rebuild from Hurricane Irma and become more resilient when faced with disasters in the future.
To view the 2018 Disaster Recovery Special Report and/or download the printable PDF, please click here.
To view the 2017 Hurricane Irma Report and/or download the printable PDF, please click here.
Read encouraging stories from businesses across the state who secured Emergency Bridge Loans by clicking here.
Featured Success Stories
Our clients tell our story best. Read a sampling of the thousands of aspiring and existing small businesses who have prospered thanks to our dedicated team of professional staff, board members, stakeholders, and legislative champions, by clicking here.
Our small business clients say it best. See what our clients have to say about our people, resources, and services.