Special Services For Established Businesses

Advisory Board Council

No-cost advisory boards providing expert advice to help grow your business.

Next-Level Business Assistance…The Advisory Board Council acts as a matchmaker between established businesses and area professionals who volunteer their expertise as members of an advisory board. This award winning program was named Program of the Year by the International Economic Development Council in 2004 and 2011 and received the 2009 Innovative Program and Best Practice Award by the Florida SBDC Network.

CEO XChange

Peer-to-peer learning for CEOs, presidents, and business owners of growing businesses.

Connecting Executives…Designed specifically for second-stage companies, CEO XChange is an executive round-table program serving progressive chief executives and business owners that offers a confidential setting to discuss vital issues with a group of peers.

Florida APEX Accelerators at UCF

Consulting services to help you do business with government agencies.

Diversify Your Revenue Stream…The Procurement Technical Assistance Center at UCF assists any Florida business (small or large, profit or non-profit) interested in obtaining contracts with the Department of Defense (DOD), federal, state, and local government agencies, and government prime contractors through its Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Consultations are provided by Specialists, trained and experienced in government procurement and contracting processes.

International Trade Services

Providing new-to-export businesses with solutions to expand their markets.

Why Export?…Today, improvements in trade finance, the Internet, and trade agreements have dramatically increased access to international markets. Over 95% of the world’s customers are located beyond U.S. borders. However, less than one percent of America’s 30 million companies export. The companies that do export have realized 15% faster growth and are 12% more profitable than companies that don’t export. And, for more than half the companies that do export, they export to only one country, severely limiting their earning potential.

Small Business Institute ®

Management consulting services – connecting small businesses with the educational community.

Strengthen Your Business…SBI® is a program connecting local small businesses to the resources and management expertise of UCF’s College of Business Administration and the FSBDC at UCF. SBI® provides confidential management assistance to small businesses through consulting projects performed by MBA and other qualified students.