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Special Message from the Florida SBDC Network:
Your Help is Needed to Save Small Business Assistance.  With your unwavering advocacy, support and leadership, the Florida SBDC has a remarkable story to share. Since 1976, the Florida SBDC Network has assisted over 1.1 million aspiring and existing small businesses grow and succeed. 

On Tuesday, February 21st, the Florida House Appropriations Committee will vote on HB 7005; a bill that seeks to eliminate the Florida SBDC Network’s status as Florida’s designated provider of small business assistance. As written, HB 7005 would eliminate numerous economic development organizations and programs and substantially impact the depth and breath of services provided by Florida SBDCs.     Click Here for More Information           
Fighting for Florida Jobs:  CALL TO ACTION --  Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Florida Governor Rick Scott is calling on business and community leaders from around the state to stand up in opposition of a bill that will eliminate thousands of jobs in Florida. House Bill 7005 would eliminate Enterprise Florida, Visit Florida, and many of the economic development programs that assist businesses all over the state.

Please join us in Tallahassee on Tuesday, February 21st at 1:00 PM and make your voice heard.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

CPR Tools, a Fort Myers-based company specializing in data recovery, eradication, advanced repairs and data security, was honored Monday on Capitol Hill. 

Registration Opens for the 30th Annual Government Small Business Conference -
This is a National Small Business Week event.

The statistics don't lie. Nearly 1 in 10 of all U.S. small businesses are veteran-owned.

In honor of Veterans Day, we'd like to highlight resources that aspiring and current veteran entrepreneurs can utilize. From writing your business plan to government contracting, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business. Learn more
Expand Your Knowledge During National Distance Learning Week  
Find out more with Small Business Administration

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