Our numbers say a lot…but our clients say it all.

“I would say we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t because of support from the Florida SBDC at USF and all the amazing team of consultants that are there to answer all of our questions.” -Tony Selvaggio, eSmart Reycling

Regional Service Summary (2022-23)

Serving Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota Counties, the Florida SBDC at USF Region delivered substantial consulting and training services in 2022-23 that resulted in a significant return on investment.

Professionally certified business consultants delivered 24,808 hours of consulting to 5,159 entrepreneurs and small business owners.

  • Consulting client breakdown:
    2,373 or 46% Women
    627 or 12% Veterans and Service-Connected Disabled Veterans
    2,446 or 47% Minorities
  • Jobs Impacted: 3,718
  • Sales Generated: $560.4M
  • Government Contracts Acquired: $100.1M
  • Capital Accessed: $60.5M

All metrics are reported by clients through our SBDC, PTAC and CARES programs unless otherwise noted. | Based on the 2022 Economic Impact analysis completed by Dr. Jerry Parrish.