The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida region is a resource for local media on matters of growth acceleration for small to medium enterprises, pre-venture and start-up business issues, international trade, government contracting, business certification, finance, and more.
We are also the contact for the State of Florida Emergency Bridge Loan Program in the University of South Florida 10-county region. We serve as the program administrator for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. As a result of Hurricane Irma, we have facilitated closings on more than $3M in disaster recovery funds to local businesses (as of 11/8/17).
We can provide comments to local and national media on local business issues, and speakers for economic development agency and business organization meetings and conferences. To find the appropriate contact for your needs, contact:
Email is the fastest method of contact.
Recent Press Releases
Pat Gordon and Linda Benedict to serve local entrepreneurs at no cost BRADENTON (July 11, 2016) – The Florida SBDC […]Read More →
Staff members recognized for 2015 contributions to regional success TAMPA (June 30, 2016) – The Florida SBDC at University of […]Read More →
TAMPA (June 8, 2016) – The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida will host the annual international trade Master […]Read More →
FSBDCN State Office (PENSACOLA) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented the Florida SBDC Network with the President’s […]Read More →
TAMPA (May 16, 2016) – The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida, in partnership with U.S. Commercial Service and […]Read More →
Celebrating 40 years of helping small businesses grow and succeed TAMPA (April 7, 2016) – Early registration for the 29th […]Read More →
WASHINGTON Florida businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and tornado in Sarasota County on Jan. 15-17, can apply […]Read More →
Celebrating 40 years of helping small businesses grow and succeed TAMPA (January 25, 2016) – The road to securing federal […]Read More →
TAMPA (August 28, 2015) – In an effort to help businesses and families recover from the severe storms and flooding […]Read More →
Disaster Preparedness Assistance Available through SBA, FSBDC FSBDCN State Office: (August 27, 2015) – Charley, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis and Wilma […]Read More →