Small Business Success Stories

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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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    ASTE Trade International – A Hillsborough County Success Story

    Tuncay Esitmez launched ASTE Trade International, LLC. in 2009, a firm supplying construction materials, computer equipment and chemicals to private contractors serving the U.S. government overseas, and in just 12 months made nearly $300,000. Esitmez’s 27-years as Chief Operations Officer and Supervisory Contract Administrator in […]

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    Virginia Carter a Hillsborough County Success Story

    Plant City Law Firm Creating Jobs, credits SBDC who “provided me the education, training, and assistance needed to accomplish my dream!” Established in March 2009, Virginia C. Carter, P.A. is a small business that created two new jobs in 2009 and will soon be creating […]

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    Financial assistance helps Garden Montessori School

    Financial Assistance helps USF SBDC Client Open the First “Certified Green Pre-school” in USA! After the birth of her first child, Patricia Gutierrez became interested in helping children achieve a better education. In 2006, she met Stefani Ruskin. Both of them had similar goals: a […]

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