Growth Acceleration Services from the Florida SBDC at UWF

The Florida SBDC at UWF gives your business the opportunity to collaborate with an experienced partner who can help you navigate past obstacles, optimize performance, and put you on the road to success.

Our no-cost growth acceleration services are designed to connect emerging and growing Northwest Florida businesses with professional business consultants.

Our certified business consultants are available to assist your business in a variety of areas through in-depth consulting sessions. Growth acceleration services enable business owners to:

  • Strategize with experts who’ve done what you’re doing
  • Understand your market and uncover new opportunities
  • Assess your financial situation and uncover hidden profits
  • Recognize the issues necessary to create sustainable growth and access to capital

How Growth Acceleration Services Work

  • Upon verification of eligibility, a dedicated consultant will conduct an in-depth business assessment and on-site visit.
  • Based on the assessment findings, your consultant will develop a confidential sustainable growth strategy and a business assessment report tailored to your business needs.
  • Together, you’ll collaborate on an on-going basis to implement the strategies and tactics. Through this working partnership, you’ll have the opportunity to focus attention on shoring up financial practices, accessing capital, determining market diversification tactics, and developing business plans that effectively and efficiently grow your business.

Growth Acceleration Services Business Qualifications

Emerging and growing businesses that meet the following criteria may apply:

  • Have a goal for growth
  • Be in business for at least three years
  • Have five or more full-time employees
  • Have at least $250,000 in annual sales