Florida SBDC IRSC brings Financial Literacy to PSL Business Owners & Operators


The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Indian River State College (IRSC) will hold another round of Profit Mastery, a six-week financial training program, on the IRSC Pruitt Campus in St. Lucie West starting Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

With financial support provided by local lenders, including Bank of America and SouthState Bank, this program (valued at $499) is offered to participants at no-cost. The Florida SBDC at IRSC is encouraging business owners to register not only themselves, but their bookkeepers, payroll executives and others who may benefit from strengthening their budgetary knowledge.

Business owners, key managers, entrepreneurs, business advisors and others whose decisions have an impact on a company’s financial performance should consider participating. The Profit Mastery program is designed to enhance the financial management skills of all business managers.

The Port St. Lucie program runs the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon


Interested individuals may register themselves or their designees on the FSBDC at IRSC website or contact fsbdc@irsc.edu |  (772) 336-6285

Once registered, participants are required to attend 5 out of 6 trainings in order to graduate from the program. A $25 deposit must be made to secure your seat and reserve your book for the course, deposits can be made via check mailed or dropped off to:

ATTN: FSBDC at IRSC  500 NW California BLVD, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Memo: Port St. Lucie Profit Mastery

Steve LeFever, Founder and Chairman of Profit Mastery is a national leader in the development of practical financial programs and training for the independent business community. His dual role as a successful entrepreneur and as a commercial banker gives him a unique perspective on financial analysis, business management, and practical business decisions.

Sessions held in Port St. Lucie are facilitated by FSBDC at IRSC business analyst Michael Bernard. Michael Bernard’s consulting experience comes from his work with several International accounting firms in their Management Consulting Departments working with Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. He has also worked for several local and regional Accounting Firms as both a Manager and Principle in charge of their Consulting Operations in the South Florida area before opening his own Management Consulting Company in Miami, FL. Michael serves the City of Port St. Lucie area as a full-time consultant in partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie and The Florida SBDC at IRSC.

To learn more about the program itself please visit www.profitmastery.net To register or inquire about future sessions in other counties, contact your Florida SBDC at IRSC at fsbdc@irsc.edu or call (772) 336-6285.



About the Florida SBDC Network:

For over forty years, the Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance [Fl. Stat. 288.001], has nourished a statewide partnership between higher education and economic development to provide existing and emerging small and medium-sized business owners with management and knowledge resources that enable overall growth, increased profitability, and economic prosperity for Florida’s economy.

In 2019, Florida SBDCs provided 114,064 hours of professional business consulting to 12,535 client businesses, resulting in 37,966 jobs impacted; $4.4 billion in sales generated; $496.5 million in government contracts acquired; and $255.3 million in capital accessed; and 453 new businesses started.  With over 40 offices statewide, the Florida SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners. The Florida SBDC Network, headquartered at the University of West Florida, is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs and is a recipient of the President’s E Award for Export Service. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency. For more information, please visit www.FloridaSBDC.org.


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