In addition to the core services provided by the Florida Small Business Development Centers, the Network provides the following specialized assistance:
Business Continuity and Risk Management
The Business Continuity and Risk Management Center (BCRM) is a specialized program that operates through the existing statewide infrastructure of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network. The purpose of the BCRM is to ensure businesses statewide have proper education in, training on and assistance in business continuity planning and risk management technical assistance to minimize losses and increase survivability when affected by natural and/or man-made disasters.
Business Technology Commercialization
The Business Technology Commercialization Program (BTC) was established to serve as a commercialization catalyst by the FSBDCN in 2003—providing support for the rapid commercialization of innovative products and processes, systems integration, productivity and quality improvements by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in R&D or manufacturing in Florida. The BTC assists in locating sources of venture capital, angel investors and other alternative financing.
Growth Acceleration Services
Learn to revitalize the growth of your business with the Florida SBDC's Growth Acceleration services designed to deliver substantive, professional consulting to qualified small and medium-sized businesses at no cost. In-depth, high-level consultation with the tools, strategies and expertise needed to accelerate business growth and success in today's competitive market will be provided to existing businesses. Collaborate with experienced entrepreneurs and executives and drive your success. For more information and to apply Click Here
Export Marketing Plan Services
Ready for New Markets? We Can Help. Our Export Marketing Plan Services will position your company for GROWTH.
In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Enterprise Florida, Inc. and the U.S. Commercial Service, the Florida SBDC Network is excited to announce a scholarship to assist qualified manufacturing small businesses in Florida who are "new-to-export" to identify growth strategies through the development of customized Export Marketing Plans.
The Office of International Programs coordinates a statewide program designed to advance the global competitiveness of small business through preparation, education and consultation.
Established in 1985 as a special program of the FSBDCN, hosted by the University of West Florida, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (FPTAC) is funded through federal and state agencies to provide assistance to Florida firms interested in doing business with the government.
Small Business Resource Network
For information and assistance outside the FSBDC's scope, the Small Business Resource Network (SBRN), a public-private partnership of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network and member firms, is a free information clearing-house to connect small businesses with government and non-profit agencies and the fee-for-service professional expertise they need to achieve their business goals. SBRN professionals assist in the areas of accounting, banking and commercial lending, finance, insurance, law, human resources, marketing, management, technology and other business consulting areas. Agency members specialize in a variety of small business assistance programs.
Veterans' Business Outreach
The Veterans' Business Outreach Center (VBOC) was established in 1999 as a special program of the FSBDCN, headquartered at the SBDC at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. The program is funded by the US SBA to serve as a clearinghouse of business and technical assistance for veterans interested in starting or growing a business in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Approximately 25 academic courses-undergraduate to MBA capstones-are taught by SBDC professionals.
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