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, marketing, social media and many others depending on clients' requests and needs.

FSBDC also offers consulting at no cost at EFSC locations, 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 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
SBDC Success Story: Craig Chapman, author of
the "Real Food, Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook " with
SBDC Director Martin Duffy, his wife and a friend at
Barnes and Noble on October 15, 2015. Read 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 

Important updates and info for State of Florida Vendors

FSBDC Newsletter Link - Nov. 16 Edition

Spring SBDC Class Schedule

Dec. 1 - Marketing Plan

Dec. 3 - Financial Management

Dec. 9 - Social Media

Dec. 10 - Affordable Care Act

Dec. 15 - Business Start Up

Upcoming Community Small Business Events

Nov. 19 - BW Simpkins Entrepreneurial Series 


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