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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.

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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.

Upcoming SBDC Classes 

FSBDC Newsletter Link - Aug 24 Edition 

FSBDC Newsletter Link - Aug 12 Edition 

Fall FSBDC Schedule

NEW class added - Oct 8 - Capture Management 

Sept 9 - Start Up Info Session

Sept 15 - Market Research

Sept 22 - Federal Grants Conference with Congressman Posey's office 

Sept 23 - Start Up Info Session

Sept 24 - Quality Improvement Process

Sept  29 - Intellectual Property

Upcoming Community Small Business Events

September 22 - Federal Grants Conference - King Center Rotunda 

Sept 22 - Founders Forum -Entrepreneur of the Year 

Space Coast Women In Defense Networking Events Sept 23, Oct 28 and Nov 18 event flyer -  Sept- Nov 2015

October 20 - 45th Space Wing / NASA Expo  

 

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