Florida SBDC

SBDC network urges business owners to have a plan to deal with hurricane damage

The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, urges small business owners to prepare for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and extends through November.
Jul. 19, 2021|

Experienced manufacturing specialist joins SBDC consulting team

Manufacturing specialist Duane Reiff is the newest member of an expanded business consulting team at the Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College.
Jul. 12, 2021|

SBDC, Rubio to host virtual conference to help owners navigate pandemic challenges

May 18-19 — A no-cost event hosted by the Florida Small Business Development Center [SBDC] Network and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
Apr. 30, 2021|

Qualifying requirements outlined for second round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan program

Update Jan. 20: The Economic Aid Act, signed Dec. 27, includes additional funding for Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. This article includes information about the targeted EIDL grant application process provided by the Small Business Administration.
Feb. 24, 2021|

Tips to help working from home be a success for management and employees

Is remote work here to stay? The jury is still out on what the post-COVID world will be like, but some workers already are asking for a permanent work from home policy, or at least the flexibility of a hybrid office-home situation.
Feb. 24, 2021|

Here are guidelines on how to qualify and apply for new PPP loans

The SBA has released guidance for new PPP loans available under the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act [the Economic Aid Act]. This article includes the latest guidance from the Small Business Administration.
Feb. 24, 2021|

Manufacturers need to be vigilant about safety, financial stability and meeting new product demands

Manufacturers of every size and across every industry are weathering unforeseen economic forces rising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand for products has been upended, relationships with suppliers and customers are being tested and liquidity issues have multiplied.
Nov. 9, 2020|

In today’s market, it’s important to be prepared when starting a new job search

Whether new to the workforce and in search of an entry-level position or a seasoned professional searching for a new opportunity, navigating the job market can prove challenging for any job seeker.
Nov. 9, 2020|

Employers might need to deal with underperforming employees, social isolation as remote working increases

We’re not sure yet that the newly remote workforce is here to stay in a big way after the pandemic is behind us. Yet, recent surveys and studies point out that the trend is not going away anytime soon.
Nov. 9, 2020|

Constant communication is vital when dealing with customer retention

In the best of times, customer retention is critical to small business success. But these days, with marketing dollars being slashed and customer acquisition budgets going down the drain, it is more important than ever to hold onto your customers.
Nov. 9, 2020|