1680 Fruitville Rd #402 Sarasota Florida 34236 United States
To provide businesses the expertise and resources to succeed.
The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at University of South Florida assists existing and emerging businesses in Sarasota County, through no-cost confidential business consulting, information, and low-cost training. Our professionally credentialed consultants have the real-world experience and expertise to help you make the right business decisions. Our consultants’ expertise focuses on areas that are vital to owning and operating a successful business, including: strategic market research, market expansion and revenue growth, business and strategic plan development, access to capital and loan packaging assistance, financial analysis and assessment, accounting systems and financial literacy, feasibility analysis and start-up assistance, disaster preparedness and cybersecurity.
SERVICES/PROGRAMS • Growth Acceleration provides in-depth business assessments and strategic planning for qualified businesses to develop sustainable growth strategies. • Export Marketing Plans position qualified manufacturing small businesses in Florida who are “new-to-export” to identify growth strategies through the development of specialized plans. • Government Contracting assists established businesses to expand by reaching new markets through federal, state and local government contracting. • Small Business Certification presents growth opportunities for your woman, minority, or Veteran-owned.