Center Director, Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County
Specialty: Capital Access, Business Strategy, Exit Strategy, Valuation
Carol Minor is the Center Director of the Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County. In her present role, Minor manages the delivery of business consulting and training to existing and start-up businesses throughout Hillsborough County. A specialist in finance, she helps businesses with financial and cash flow management as well as loan packaging and helps to identify the best financing option.
Prior to joining Hillsborough County’s Economic Development Department in March 2014, Minor founded and operated GIM Associates, LLC, a management consulting and training firm established in 1997. Previously a bank executive, she has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry with nearly 20 years in small business, church and non-profit lending. She is an adjunct professor with Saint Leo University, Hillsborough Community College and Pasco Hernando Community College teaching business, management, business finance and entrepreneurship.
Minor holds a MBA as well as a number of certifications, including Economic Development Finance Professional and an accreditation as a Business Planning Advisor, helping individuals plan an exit strategy.