Our teams are committed to helping your small business succeed. We provide no cost consulting and no cost or low cost training to help make it all happen.
Access to Capital
Seeking capital to grow your business or finance a new business venture? While Florida SBDCs do not loan money or administer grants, our Capital Access Specialists maintain valuable relationships with local lenders, understand their lending requirements and can help you locate, prepare, and obtain financing - traditional bank loans, government-backed loans, or loans provided by alternative lenders.
We are proud recipients of the 2016 President’s E Award for Export Service. Our Florida SBDC’s nationally recognized International Trade Services are designed to connect export-ready, new-to-market, new-to-export, businesses with International Trade Specialists who can personally deliver the tools, strategies, and expertise needed to help grow and succeed abroad.
This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. Our Government Contracting Specialists are available at no cost to Florida businesses, large or small, that possess the interest and potential to perform work — as a prime contractor or a subcontractor — for federal, state or local government agencies.
Strategic Business Development
Strategize with experts who are highly qualified in corporate management, consulting, planning and implementation. Collaborate with an experienced Strategic Plan Development Specialist who can navigate your business past obstacles, optimize performance, and put you on the road to success.
Looking to grow your business? Our professionally certified business consultants have the knowledge and tools to help emerging and growing businesses design growth strategies and make better business decisions to realize their goals and growth.
Are you prepared? Do you have a Business Continuity, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Plan? Our Business Continuity Specialists help you develop a comprehensive business continuity, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery plan tailored for your business at no cost.
The Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.