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
A National Small Business Week event TAMPA (April 14, 2017) – The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida has […]Read More →
(SARASOTA) – A Community Entrepreneur Opportunity (CEO) program graduation and reception will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 6-8:00 […]Read More →
TAMPA (December 21, 2016) – The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida blog has been named to the 2016 […]Read More →
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 →