The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is Florida's provider of small business assistance. As a federally funded organization, the Florida SBDC offers numerous resources, services, consulting, 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.
We offer free seminars and workshops, as well as paid courses and conferences covering various topics like starting a business, basic management, planning, record-keeping, industry-specific matters, government contracts, international trade, marketing, and social media. We tailor these to your requests and needs.
We also provide free consulting at EFSC locations or your place of business. Our consultants will chat with you to figure out your needs, problems, and opportunities — then, we create a plan to address those needs. To help, we have access to lots of info for small businesses on demographics, taxes, financing, marketing, and more.
The SBDC at Eastern Florida State College is part of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide program accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs.
It is funded by various organizations, including the U.S. Small Business Administration, Department of Defense, State of Florida, and public and private partners. The University of West Florida is the lead host institution for the network.
Florida SBDC services are available to everyone without discrimination. If you need help with language due to limited English proficiency or have a disability, we can provide reasonable accommodations if you request them at least two weeks in advance. To request accommodation or language assistance, please call the SBDC at 321-433-5570.
The FSBDC is officially designated by the state as Florida's primary provider of business assistance under Florida Statute § 288.001.
Eastern Florida State College
Bldg. 3, Rm. 114
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday
8 AM to 5:30 PM
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