Growth Acceleration Services

In today’s competitive marketplace it helps to collaborate with an experienced partner who can navigate your business past obstacles, optimize performance, and put you on the road to success. Designed to connect emerging and growing Florida businesses with professional business consultants, our no-cost Growth Acceleration Services are designed to do just that.

Growth Acceleration Services provide a framework to help you:

  • Strategize with experts who are highly qualified in corporate management, consulting, planning, and implementation
  • Understand your market and uncover new opportunities to deliver products/services
  • Assess your cost structure, budgets, and financial situation; uncover hidden profits
  • Recognize the issues necessary to create sustainable growth and access to capital
  • Evaluate and implement detailed parts of your business plan

How it Works

  • Submit a Growth Acceleration Services Application
  • Upon verification of eligibility, a dedicated consultant will conduct an in-depth business assessment and onsite visit.
  • Based on the assessment findings, your consultant will develop a confidential sustainable growth strategy and a Business Assessment Report tailored to your business needs.
  • Together, you will collaborate on an on-going basis to implement the strategies and tactics. Through this working partnership, you’ll have the opportunity to focus attention on shoring up financial practices, accessing capital, determining market diversification tactics, and developing business plans that effectively and efficiently grow your business.

Business Qualifications

Emerging and growing businesses that meet the following criteria may apply:

  • Have a goal for growth
  • Be in business for at least three years
  • Have 5 or more full-time employees
  • $500,000 to $10 million in annual sales

We are fortunate to have a growing buisness, but the challenges that come with growth are sometimes enormous. Having terrific advice and counsel has been tremendous for our business. The advice and counsel we received from the SBDC at UCF’s Growth Acceleration Consultant, Roger Greenwald, has been incredibly helfpul and has helped us grow our business create new jobs. It’s to have someone who is genuinely committed to our success available to speak and trade ideas with.

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Michael CroftsMaple Street, Inc.

The Growth Acceleration service is exactly what a young entrepreneur like myself needed.  The program has shined light in areas that needed to be looked at and considered today not tomorrow.

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Shannon TaltyOlde Hearth Bread Company

We are a much improved, stronger and better positioned company in great part to the outstanding support and guidance provided by the FSBDC at UCF

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Gabriel "Gabe" RuizAdvanced IT Concepts