About the FSBDC at UCF
Serving Central Florida
The Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF), is located in the National Entrepreneur Center inside the Orlando Fashion Square Mall and provides business seminars and no-cost one-on-one business consulting for small business owners.
The FSBDC at UCF serves an eight-county area that includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties, and maintains six sub-center offices in addition to the main office in Orlando. The FSBDC at UCF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Areas of Assistance
Accounting: asset management, record keeping systems and procedures.
Finance: ratio analysis, breakeven analysis, financial projections and business valuation.
Marketing: pricing, advertising and promotion, marketing planning, market research and exporting.
Operations: production and inventory control, project management, risk management and energy conservation.
New Venture Planning: start-up information, feasibility analysis, business planning and general business consulting.
Technical Assistance: preliminary patent searches, patent, copyright and trademark, and technology transfer and SBIR/STTR.
Certified Business Consultants
Our certified business consultants are what set the FSBDC apart from other service providers. Our trained and experienced consultants are available to discuss ideas and provide personalized, confidential guidance free of charge. Areas in which our consulants can help include: business planning, market research, advertising, financial analysis, loan assistance, recordkeeping, taxes, selling to the government, business valuation, business start-up and more.
Our Consultants will help you develop:
- Business Plans
- Marketing Plans
- Feasibility Studies
- Market Research
- Loan Proposals
- Accounting Systems
- Personal Plans
- Employee Manuals
- Strategic Plans
To be recognized as Florida’s leading business development resource. Our future is secured by sustainable funding. Our stakeholders recognize and reward our contributions to Florida’s economic growth.
The Florida SBDC Network (FSBDCN) delivers, through certified professionals, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy, while providing value for our stakeholders.
With 2,561 clients consulted, the Florida SBDC at UCF helped to create or retain 12,387 jobs in 2014.