The FSBDC at UWF 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. We are part of this network and service Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Florida.
Since 1976, Florida's SBDC network has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators. We are 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 and our direct supporter. The Florida SBDC Network is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDC's and we are honored to be part of this association and part of the University of West Florida. The FSBDC assists entrepreneurs in all stages of business. We utilize the expertise and resources of the University of West Florida, the College of Business, the Association of SBDC's on a local, regional and national level, in addition to firms in all industry sectors to best meet the needs of our clients. Our team can help you accelerate business growth, create wealth, save jobs and expand the economy.