The Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Center is a non profit organization.
The Small Business Development Center Network in Florida (FSBDCN)
The Small Business Development Center in Florida is made up of 11 Regions in Florida, with 35 SBDCs, many connected with resourceful Florida University’s.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of South Florida (USF)
We are run in cooperation with the University of South Florida, representing a resource-rich center of business information and market research.
SBDC Quick Facts – FAQ
Need to learn who the SBDC is, but short on time? Read over our Quick Fact on the SBDC FAQ page.
What We Do
Business Training and Consulting in Tampa to Help Start-ups
When starting a business, or in the very early stages of running a small business, there crucial & specific needs. The SBDC has training classes in Tampa geared toward helping the small business start-up and grow. Many of the training classes taught at the SBDC are geared toward start-up companies and are a great starting point for anyone looking to start a business in the Tampa Bay area. Others target specific needs for existing businesses that face bad economy, sales, bidding, marketing, internet & web site, stagnant growth, international, exporting, and/or other small business challenges. Browse the training calendar to find the next class that matches your needs!
Tampa Consulting for Small Businesses – Business Consulting Services for Start-ups
When starting a business, there are some very important steps each business must take. The SBDC also has certified business consultants that assist with the steps involved in starting a small business.Business Consulting is provided to help businesses through the critical planning steps needed in order to be successful in starting a business. Some of the start-up consulting provided includes:
- Feasibility Analysis
- Value Statement Creation
- Target Market Analysis
- Business Location
- Market Research
- Marketing Plan
- Business Plan
Learn more about Small Business Consulting at the Small Business Development Center at USF.