December 19, 2014

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Florida SBA Offices, Disney/SBA NEC, Small Business Development Centers and SCORE Chapters

Whether you are starting a new business or growing your existing business, it's important to get advice from the experts.

| 6/1/2007

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program offers one-on-one counseling and is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and, in Florida, by some state universities, community colleges and counties. The SBDC network is headquartered at the University of West Florida. In addition to counseling, there are workshops on business planning, marketing, government contracting, finance, international trade and technology. SBDCs also help businesses apply for federal Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grants.

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit, volunteer small business counseling association. Retired executives with experience in owning or operating a business provide advice and assistance on topics such as writing a business plan, buying and selling a business and managing cash flow. Most SCORE offices are open only on a part-time basis.

National Entrepreneur Center
Disney/SBA National Entrepreneur Center
(407) 420-4848
One Landmark Center
315 E. Robinson St., Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32801
www.floridanec.org
The Disney/SBA NEC includes a Business Information Center, the offices of the University of Central Florida SBDC and training facilities. It also assists in locating venture capital and other financing as well as developing business plans.

Small Business Administration, Florida Offices
South Florida District Office
(305) 536-5521
(305) 536-5058 Fax
100 S. Biscayne Blvd., 7th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
www.sba.gov/fl/south

North Florida District Office
(904) 443-1900
(904) 443-1980 Fax
7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 100B
Jacksonville, FL 32256
www.sba.gov/fl/north

Florida Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
www.floridasbdc.com

State Director's Office
(850) 473-7800
(850) 473-7813 Fax
401 East Chase St., Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502

Florida Atlantic University
(561) 297-1140
(561) 297-1141 Fax
777 Glades Road, Fleming West
Boca Raton, FL 33431
www.fausbdc.com
Fort Lauderdale (S.E. 2nd Ave.)
(954) 762-5145
Fort Lauderdale (Broward Library)
(954) 357-8068
Jupiter (561) 799-8101
Port St. Lucie (772) 873-3428
Miami (786) 388-9040
Key West (305) 292-2396

Florida A&M University
(850) 599-3407
(850) 561-2049 Fax
1363 E. Paul Dirac Drive
Morgan Building, Suite 130
Tallahassee, FL 32301
www.sbdcatfamu.org
Madison (850) 973-1629
Perry (850) 584-5366

Florida Gulf Coast University
(239) 225-4220
(239) 225-4221 Fax
12751 Westlinks Drive, Bldg. 3, #8
Fort Myers, FL 33913
cli.fgcu.edu/sbdc/
Cape Coral (239) 573-2737
Immokalee (239) 658-3327
Port Charlotte (941) 627-2222

Gulf Coast Community College
(850) 271-1108
(850) 271-1109 Fax
2500 Minnesota Ave.
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
www.northfloridabiz.com

University of South Florida
(813) 905-5800
(813) 905-5801 Fax
1101 Channelside Drive, Suite 210
Tampa, FL 33602
www.sbdc.usf.edu
Bartow (863) 534-2503
St. Petersburg (727) 873-4753
Sarasota (941) 363-7000
Sebring (863) 385-3672, ext. 240
Temple Terrace (813) 914-4028
Venice (941) 408-1412

University of Central Florida
(407) 420-4850
(407) 420-4862 Fax

Disney/SBA National Entrepreneur Center
315 E. Robinson St., Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32801
www.sbdcorlando.com
Daytona Beach (386) 506-4723
go.dbcc.edu/sbdc/
Sanford (407) 321-3495
sbdc.scc-fl.edu
Melbourne (321) 433-5570
Kissimmee (407) 847-2452

University of North Florida
(904) 620-2476
(904) 620-2567 Fax
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
www.sbdc.unf.edu
Ocala (352) 622-8763
Gainesville (352) 334-7230
Jacksonville (904) 924-1100

University of West Florida
(850) 473-7830
(850) 473-7831 Fax
401 East Chase St., Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502
www.sbdc.uwf.edu
Fort Walton Beach (850) 833-9400

SBDC Specialized Programs

Procurement Technical
Assistance Centers (PTACs)

(850) 473-7806
(850) 473-7813 Fax
401 East Chase St., Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502
www.fptac.org
Pensacola (850) 474-2632
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 301-3514
Jacksonville (904) 924-1100,
ext. 231
Tampa (813) 905-5800
Pinellas Park (813) 905-5800
Fort Lauderdale (954) 762-5231
Boca Raton (561) 297-1145,
(561) 297-0674
Fort Myers (239) 225-4218

Defense Economic Transition Assistance (DETA)
(850) 473-7830
(850) 473-7831 Fax
401 East Chase St., Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502
www.FloridaSBDC.com/special
programs/deta.asp

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 833-9400
Homestead (305) 245-9762

Office of International Programs
(850) 473-7800
(850) 473-7813 Fax
401 East Chase St., Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502
www.FloridaSBDC.com/special
programs/Int/international.asp

Business Technology
Commercialization (BTC)

(850) 473-7805
(850) 473-7813 Fax
401 East Chase St., Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502
www.FloridaSBDC.com/
specialprograms/technology.asp

Veterans' Business
Outreach Center (VBOC)

(800) 542-7232
(850) 271-1109 Fax
2500 Minnesota Ave.
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
www.vboc.org

Business Continuity & Risk Management Center (BCRMC)
(850) 473-7800
(850) 473-7813 Fax
401 East Chase St., Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32502

Florida SCORE Chapter
www.score.org

Bay County SCORE
Lynn Haven
(407) 420-4844
www.scoreorlando.org

Broward/Fort Lauderdale SCORE
Fort Lauderdale
(954) 356-7263
www.score17.org

Central Florida SCORE
Lakeland
(863) 619-5783
www.centralfloridascore.org

Charlotte/DeSoto County SCORE
Port Charlotte
(941) 743-6179

Citrus County SCORE
Lecanto
(352) 621-0775
www.scorecitrus.org

Gainesville SCORE
Gainesville
(352) 375-8278
www.scoregainesville.org

Hillsborough SCORE
Tampa
(813) 988-1435
www.tampascore.org

Jacksonville SCORE
Jacksonville
(904) 443-1900
www.scorejax.org

Lake/Sumter SCORE
Eustis
(352) 589-2250, ext. 149
www.score414.org

Manasota SCORE
Sarasota
(941) 955-1029
www.score-suncoast.org

Miami-Dade SCORE
Miami
(786) 425-9119
www.scoremiami.org

Naples/Collier SCORE
Naples
(239) 430-0081
www.scorenaples.org

Ocala SCORE
Ocala
(352) 629-5959

Orlando SCORE
Orlando
(407) 420-4843
www.scoreorlando.org

Palm Beach SCORE
West Palm Beach
(561) 833-1672
www.wpbscore.org

Pasco/Hernando County SCORE
New Port Richey
(727) 842-4638
www.score439.org

South Broward SCORE
Hollywood
(954) 966-8415

South Palm Beach SCORE
Boca Raton
(561) 981-5180
www.scoresouthflorida.org

Southwest Florida SCORE
Fort Myers
(239) 489-2935
www.score219.org

Space Coast SCORE
Melbourne
(321) 254-2288
(321) 254-2288 Fax
www.spacecoastscore.org

Pinellas County SCORE
Clearwater
(727) 532-6800
www.score115.org

Suwannee Valley SCORE
Lake City
(386) 755-9026, ext. 3214

Treasure Coast SCORE
Fort Pierce
(772) 489-0548
www.score308.com

Volusia/Flagler SCORE
Holly Hill
(386) 255-6889
www.score87.org

Tags: Florida Small Business, Business Services

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