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Small Business Development Center

Florida SBDC at University of South Florida

Offices located at South Florida State College

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at University of South Florida, with offices located at South Florida State College (SFSC), assists existing and emerging businesses in Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto counties, through no-cost confidential business consulting, information, and low-cost training.

Whether starting, buying, growing, or selling a business, the Florida SBDC at USF has what entrepreneurs need to grow and succeed. Consultants can assist entrepreneurs in a variety of business areas, including: marketing, business certification, capital access, market diversification, developing strategic business plans, government contracting, export services, and web optimization.

If you currently own a business and are looking for resources to help your business grow, have a business idea, or have an interest in starting a business, the Florida SBDC at USF is a vital step to discovering what resources are available to you.

To schedule an appointment with a business consultant today, visit http://sbdctampabay.com/highlands/ or call 863.784.7378.

Bill McKown, MBA, CME Consultant

South Florida State College

600 W. College Drive, Building T
Avon Park, FL 33825

(H) Tuesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(E) bmckown@usf.edu
(P) 863-784-7422
 


OUR MISSION

Enhance the quality of life in Highlands County by attracting a diversity of new businesses; increasing industrial investment while facilitating the retention and successful expansion of existing business and industry.

Keep In Touch

Office of Economic Development
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
(E) tbenson@hcbcc.org
(P) 863.402.6924
(F) 863.402.6651