FSBDC at IRSC Highlights Client Success: Benjamin Franklin Plumbing


Michael Bernard (SBDC) discusses plans for expansion with Matt Black, CEO of Ben Franklin Plumbing. (Michael Spooneybarger/ Florida SBDC Network Headquarters)

Understanding the importance of working on your business as often as you work in your business is a topic CEO/President of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of the Treasure Coast, Matt Black, is passionate about. After engaging the Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College for a Profit Mastery session to grow the organizations financial knowledge, Matt Black, who at the time was General Manager of the business and expressed interest in purchasing the business, approached the FSBDC regarding having the business evaluated. With the support of the SBDC, Matt Black came to terms with the owner of the franchise and purchased Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of the Treasure Coast. Through the FSBDC’s consulting, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing digitalized their business plan via LivePlan and continues to build off that plan to date.

As the organization continued to grow, so did Matt’s team as they quickly realized a bigger facility with room for more trucks was essential to their growth plan. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing successfully acquired a larger facility in a more central location which was featured in the FSBDC’s partnered business publication, Treasure Coast Business Magazine, in Spring of 2021.

Through the success of purchasing the business and working with the FSBDC, Black encourages other organizations to invest time into their business plan, “I would recommend that you have a basic outline of what you want to do and they (the FSBDC) will help assist you with the rest.”

You can learn more about the Benjamin Franklin of the Treasure Coast by calling (772) 212-0504 or visiting their website benjaminfranklinplumbing.com/port-st-lucie

Learn about Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s path to success by viewing their Client Success Story with the Florida Small Business Development Center, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyb4VkCMT7g



About the FSBDC at IRSC

The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Indian River State College (IRSC) is a part of the Florida SBDC Network.

The Florida SBDC Network provides tools, training, and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as “Florida’s provider of small business assistance,” the Florida SBDC Network has more than 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West to serve the needs of Florida’s business community. Since 1976, our network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.

The Florida SBDC Network is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the Network’s designated lead host institution. The Florida SBDC Network is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.

Ready to get your business started on the path to success? Contact your local Florida Small Business Development Center at IRSC!
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