Florida SBDC Business Blog

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    Senator Michael Bennett Discusses Value of SBDC

    Florida State Senator Mike Bennett, serving in the 21st district, recently portrayed his support for economic development via small business growth, which is fostered through the support and resources of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).

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  • Put on the Website Mask: Using Your Website to Control Perceptions

    Don’t let internal weaknesses show on your website. Have you ever been to a website that screams any of these: Disorganized! Small! Incapable! Your website doesn’t have to scream these things, even if it is the truth. Your company might be small, but your website […]

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    Cutting Through the Red Tape

    Tricia Ricke, VP and COO of Federal Contracts Corp. (FCC) knows all too well about the red tape hysteria that comes with the prickly process of selling heavy machinery to government organizations. That’s why she turned to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the […]

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  • Reconciliations and financials made easy

    Do you know your current profit margins? Reconciling bank and credit card accounts is paramount to making solid business decisions! Not too long ago, business owners didn’t have a choice but to plunk away at a keyboard to enter hundreds of accounting transactions. Now, the […]

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    SBDC Client Gets SBA Loan to Expand Business

    Karen Conroy, President of Fundraising for a Cause, Inc. came to the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida (USF SBDC) for assistance in finding the financing necessary to expand her business. Although Conroy had met with several bankers already, she had not yet found a lender willing to make her company the loan because of their concerns regarding the economy.

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    88 Ways to get Money Without Going to the Bank

    So, the bank declined your request for a business loan. Did they ask, Do you have any “marketable collateral”? When you indicated that you only had business assets, did they respond, “I am sorry, but we do not finance businesses unless they have been a […]

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