Florida SBDC at USF, Hillsborough County
Specialty: Financing, Start-Up, Business Strategies, PEDC Micro-loans
As an entrepreneur herself, Carol Minor provides technical assistance to business owners seeking expertise in everything from figuring out how to get started to optimizing business performance. Minor has 25 years as a small business and non-profit lender prior to starting a management consulting and entrepreneurial training firm in 1997, which she still owns today. She has served as executive director of several community development financial institutions and micro-lending organizations as well as established a non-profit business service firm, which was certified by the Small Business Administration as a Technical Assistance Provider for small, start-up and expanding firms. Minor was awarded the Mary McLeod Bethune Award for Education and Advocacy and the SBA Minority Small Business Advocate Award. She has earned a MBA and is accredited as a Business Planning Professional. She is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities in the areas of business, management, business finance and entrepreneurial studies.