Florida SBDC Business Blog

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    Are you Protecting Your Business Assets?

    You have worked hard to set up your company, create a brand and image, but have you protected it? Let’s take a look at how you can protect your intellectual property and create a valuable asset to your company. First, start with some basic research […]

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    Magic Floridian Formula Implements Growth Acceleration Plan

    Ever wonder how some people always have a great Florida tan? If it was sunless, the ingredients of the magical lotion may very well have come from Biddiscombe International in Pinellas County.  Its owner, John Melville, is positioning the company to grow 150 to 200 […]

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    4 Areas where a Business Plan is Needed

    Many describe business plans as road maps for entrepreneurs. It is a permanent location to describe why the business was created and where it intends to go.   It outlines the goals and acts as a reference to measure progress. Should financing or partners be needed, […]

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    Craftsmen Trio Fabricates Unique Metals in Ybor

    Many business owners find that the best place to hash out partnership matters is with a nonbiased team. That’s exactly what three entrepreneurs did at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) prior to joining forces to create a custom fabrication company with products just as […]

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    SBDC highlights small business exports during President Obama visit

    On the way to April’s Latin American summit, President Obama stopped at the Port of Tampa to announce a new initiative to increase exports for companies in the United States as it’s a key ingredient of the U.S. economic recovery. Within a day’s notice of […]

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    10 Areas to Evaluate Before Expanding

    Most entrepreneurs actively try to grow their business. However, the sudden increase in revenue frequently leads to significant operational problems. Growing too fast can have a domino effect throughout the company. If there is too much work, you can expect diminished employee productivity because they […]

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