The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida provides powerful tools, effective training and valuable resources to help small businesses in Northwest Florida grow and succeed.
Santa Rosa and Escambia County have both enacted local small business grants from CARES Act appropriations. To get more information and find out where to apply, please follow the link.
The SBDC at UWF won Region of the Year after delivering more than 15,000 consulting hours to Florida businesses in 2018, resulting in $554 million in sales increases, 5,072 jobs created or saved and over $31 million in capital infusion.
In addition to one-on-one consulting, the Florida SBDC at UWF provides group training covering topics such as Starting a Business, to How to Do Business with the Government, Using Social Media to Reach Customers, QuickBooks Basics and QuickBooks Advanced. We also offer our popular five-part UWF Business Academy series for our clients in Northwest Florida.
Living along the Gulf Coast, it’s important for businesses to know how to prepare for disasters so you know what to do before, during and after a storm to protect your business. The Florida SBDC at UWF offers resources to help you prepare before a disaster, as well as Business Continuation Specialists to help affected businesses recover after the disaster has passed.
Getting your small business certified as Veteran-Owned, Minority-Owned or Woman-Owned provides many advantages. The staff at the Florida SBDC at UWF is ready to help you navigate the process.