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
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and […]Read More →
Florida SBDC Network Stands Ready to Assist, Encourages Businesses to Complete Disaster Assessment Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – […]Read More →
The Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center http://flvbeoc.org/ has activated its damage assessment survey for all businesses to register the […]Read More →
“Bizaster” Now Available in English, Spanish on Android and iOS Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola) – The Florida SBDC Network, […]Read More →
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 →