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 2021 economic impact at the state, regional, and district levels, as well as its Government Contracting Services to see the measurable impact of the Florida SBDC’s service offering.
Since the pandemic, our services have never been more in demand. In 2021, we delivered more than 157,000 hours of consulting to more than 18,000 small business clients – resulting in business owners securing over half a billion in capital, securing more than $380 million in government contracts, impacting 28,930 jobs, increasing sales by over $4 billion, and creating 778 new businesses.
The Florida SBDC Network is pleased to highlight the impact of its service offering on Florida’s economy as part of its 2021/2022 annual report.
View the web-friendly report 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.