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Helping small businesses succeed
The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) is a federally funded organization that offers numerous resources, services, workshops and seminars to small business owners and entrepreneurs in order to help them succeed and grow. As part of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network and as a sub center of the Florida Small Business Development Center of the University of Central Florida, EFSC's FSBDC has been actively serving Brevard County since 1990.
FSBDC 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, computerization and many others depending on clients' requests and needs.
FSBDC also offers consulting at no cost at EFSC locations, Chambers of Commerce and your place of business. Our counselors provide initial interviews in which clients' needs, problems and opportunities are diagnosed and a plan developed to fill those needs. The FSBDC also gives the public access to a resource library, where individuals and small businesses can find useful information on issues such as taxes, financing and more.
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.
Upcoming SBDC Classes
February 24 - Recordkeeping & Taxes
March 3 - Business Planning
March 10 - Legal & Managing Risks
March 19 - Recordkeeping & Taxes
Closed for Spring Break - March 23-27
April 9 - Business Planning
April 16 - Legal Clinic & Managing Risks
April 20 - Intellectual Property
April 21 - PR 101
April 23 - Financing Your Business at Any Stage
April 24 - Is Your Accounting System DCAA Compliant?
Upcoming Community Small Business Events
March 11 - Alternate Financing - Cocoa City Hall
Women In Defense - Meetings
March 25 - Craig Technologies - Michael Higgins, "Recruting and Retention"
April 22 - Knights Armament
May 27 - Government Center - Viera (Legislative update from Congressman Bill Posey)
Sandy Pfrimmer, Operations Coordinator
Building 10, Room 117
3865 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
1-888-747-2802 ext. 5570