Florida SBDC at UCF – Sumter County

The Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF), in partnership with the Sumter County Office of Economic Development, has established a sub-center in Sumter County to help local businesses grow and succeed. The center is housed in The Villages Sumter County Service Center, on the first floor in Suite 140, located at 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785.  The direct phone number for The Florida SBDC Sumter Center is 352-689-4449.

The Area Manager for Center is Chris Abetz.  He is passionately devoted to engaging with Sumter County’s small business owners to provide actionable one-on-one consulting, seminars and workshops, and various informational resources, all with the goal to maximize your small business growth, competitiveness, and sustained long-term business value and profitability. Chris leads the Sumter County Center for FSBDC at UCF after an accomplished career in areas of performance improvement, strategic planning, business management, finance and accounting, and change management.

Chris has served in several career leadership roles including distribution, technology development and rollout, commercial property maintenance and management, performance improvement consulting, and developing and growing highly successful nationwide franchise opportunities. Most recently, Chris was the Chief Financial Officer for a national technology cooperative business, serving over a decade and a half, improving both the financial health and quality of life, for over one thousand rural and suburban utilities and their millions of rural consumers nationwide.

Florida SBDC at UCF   Sumter County

Chris Abetz 

  • Areas of Consulting: Business Performance Improvement, Life Cycle Challenges and Opportunities (start-up through sale/wind-down), Strategic and Business Planning, Human Resources Planning, and Finance and Accounting.
  • Education: BS Accounting, George Mason University
  • Certifications: Certified Public Accountant
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Florida SBDC at UCF – Sumter County | 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785
Contact: Chris Abetz – Area Manager | 352.689.4449 | Chris.Abetz@ucf.edu