As Florida’s trusted principal provider of business assistance, we help small businesses launch, grow, and thrive through expertise, resources and advocacy.
To be recognized by local and state stakeholders as the preeminent, go-to program and resource for small business consulting, research, knowledge, and data that supports the diverse Florida small business landscape.
Role in Florida’s Economic Development System
The FSBDCN serves as the statewide single point of contact for the advancement of an entrepreneurial environment; thus, creating a positive foundation for the development and growth of existing and emerging businesses in Florida. The Network’s focus on the critical needs of businesses drives its direction and performance expectations. The Florida SBDC Network is the most experienced economic development network serving Floridians statewide.
Our Commitment to Our Customers
To utilize our knowledge, experience and resources to deliver quality services and products that meet their needs and contribute to their business growth and success.
Our Commitment to Our Employees
To foster a rewarding culture that allows employees to be successful and reach their full potential.
Our Commitment to Our Partners
To advance our shared vision and mission by developing collaborative alliances that leverage organizational strengths and produce lasting benefits.
Our Commitment to Our Funders
To be responsible and accountable stewards and achieve performance expectations and results that contribute to economic prosperity and meaningful return-on-investment.
SBA Equal Opportunity Clause
Equal Treatment of Clients
The Florida SBDC Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age or national origin in services or accommodations offered or provided to its customers, guests, applicants for service, volunteers or members of the public.
The Florida SBDC Network does not discriminate if a person does not speak English as their primary language. If a person has a limited ability to read, speak, write or understand English, we provide language assistance services such as oral interpretation services, bilingual staff, and written language services.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To request accommodation or language assistance, please contact our regional office at 813.396.2700.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Florida SBDC Network does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age or national origin in our employment practices, including the hiring, retention, or promotion of employees; nor in determining their rank, or the compensation or fringe benefits paid them.