Florida SBDC at USF named Top 10 Small Business Inspiration Blog in 2018

TAMPA (October 3, 2018) – The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida blog has been named to the 34 Best Blogs for Small Business Inspiration in 2018 list, by Fieldboom. The blog earned the #6 spot on the list.

“It’s been a goal of ours to not only provide our clients and followers with no-cost resources to support their businesses, but also give them access to valuable content that assists them in navigating the challenges that come with owning a business,” Stacey Dadd, Marketing & Communications Officer at the Florida SBDC at USF, said.

The Florida SBDC at USF blog publishes content to assist pre-ventures, startups and established small-to-medium businesses, featuring tip articles for business owners, as well as the inspiring success stories of local entrepreneurs in the 10-county Tampa Bay region.

In-house professionally credentialed business consultants write the content that the marketing team uses to create article images, infographics, videos and more. Interns Jessica Thomas and Summer Thomas, both recent graduates of the University of South Florida, were responsible for creating content. Both have been hired by well-known marketing firms, Company Man Studios and Moxie, since graduating.

The Florida SBDC at USF serves entrepreneurs in Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Highlands, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

To find out more about Florida SBDC at USF or follow the blog, visit us online at SBDCTampaBay.com/blog.

About the Florida SBDC Network:

For over forty years, the Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance [Fl. Stat. 288.001], has nourished a statewide partnership between higher education and economic development to provide emerging and established business owners with management and knowledge resources that enable overall growth, increased profitability, and economic prosperity for the state. Since 2011, Florida SBDCs have provided 513,107 hours of consulting to 74,669 client businesses, resulting in 252,955 jobs created, retained and saved; $33.3 billion in sales growth; $2.6 billion in government contract awards; $1.4 billion in capital investments; and 4,159 new businesses started. A statewide network of over 40 centers, the Florida SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network’s headquarters. The Florida SBDC Network is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency. For more information, please visit www.FloridaSBDC.org.