Weather Notice:

Tuesday, August 30: EFSC officials are carefully monitoring a Tropical Depression in the Gulf of Mexico that’s expected to become a Tropical Storm today. The latest track has the system heading toward Florida’s northwest coast for landfall Thursday. Central Florida, including Brevard County, could receive heavy rain from the storm. Currently, the College will be open Thursday and all classes held as scheduled. Check the EFSC website and social media sites for updates.

Helping small businesses succeed

The Florida SBDC is Florida's provider of small business assistance.  As a federally funded organization, the Florida SBDC offers numerous resources, services, workshops and seminars to small business owners and entrepreneurs in order to help them succeed and grow. The Florida SBDC at Eastern Florida State College has been actively serving Brevard County since 1990 as a sub center of the Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida.

Florida SBDC sponsors seminars and workshops at no cost and fee-based courses and conferences that address a variety of topics, such as business start-up, basic management techniques, business planning, record keeping, specific industry issues, government contracting, international trade, marketing, social media and many others depending on clients' requests and needs.

Florida SBDC also offers consulting at no cost at EFSC locations, and your place of business. Our consultants provide initial interviews in which clients' needs, problems and opportunities are diagnosed and a plan developed to fill those needs. The FSBDC has access to resource and reference materials where small businesses can find useful information on issues such as demographics, taxes, financing, marketing and more.

Craig Chapman Book Signing
FSBDC Success Story: Craig Chapman, author of
the "Real Food, Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook " with
FSBDC Director Martin Duffy, his wife and a friend at
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The FSBDC at Eastern Florida State College is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; hosted by the University of West Florida; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDC's. It's State Designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.]

Upcoming FSBDC Classes 

FSBDC Newsletter Link - Aug 23 Edition

FSBDC Newsletter Link - Aug 8 Edition

Fall FSBDC at EFSC Class Schedule

Aug 31 - Market Research

Sept 7 - Business Planning

Sept 13 - Financial Mgmt

Sept 21 - Patents & Trademarks

Sept 28 & 29 - Boots to Business 

Upcoming Community Small Business Events

Sept 7 - WISE Social

Sept 9 - Business Champion of Year

Sept 20 - Founders Forum - Founder of the Year 

 Sept 28 - SCWID at Unos

Sept 28 - Veterans Resource Council Breakfast 


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