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Florida SBDC at University of South Florida – Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at University of South Florida, located at the Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce, assists existing and emerging businesses in Hernando county, through no-cost confidential business consulting, information, and low-cost training. Whether buying, growing, starting, or selling a business, the Florida SBDC at USF has what entrepreneurs need to grow and succeed. Consultants can assist entrepreneurs in a variety of business areas, including: strategic market research, business and strategic plan development, market and revenue growth strategy development and implementation, capital access and loan packaging, financial analysis and assessment, accounting systems and financial literacy, feasibility analysis and start-up assistance.

Growth Acceleration Services

The Florida SBDC at USF provides in-depth business assessments for small to medium-sized businesses. Sustainable growth strategies will be developed, including shoring up financial practices, accessing capital, determining market diversification tactics and developing strategic business plans. A Business Assessment Report will be provided that includes recommendations designed to aid business owners in effectively and efficiently growing the business. Businesses collaborate with their Growth Acceleration consultant through on-going confidential consultation as necessary, to implement strategy and tactical plans.

Procurement Services

The Florida SBDC at USF assists established Florida businesses with reaching new markets through federal, state, and local government contracts, and prime contractors. In addition, the Center offers a variety of government contracting seminars, available to local entrepreneurs.

International Trade Services

The Florida SBDC at USF advances the global competitiveness of small business through preparation, education and consultation in international trade. The Center provides "Export Ready" services to help new-to-market, new-to-export businesses in Florida expand globally, including basic and advanced seminars, and one-on-one no-cost confidential consultation.

Business Continuity

The Florida SBDC at USF ensures businesses have proper education in, training on, and assistance in business continuity planning and risk management to minimize losses and increase survivability when affected by natural and/or man-made disasters. Consultants assist businesses with developing Business Continuity, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Plans at no cost.

To schedule an appointment with a professionally credentialed business consultant in Hernando county today, visit or call 813.905.5800.


SBDC Business Consultant Bill Burnham with
Teri Nichols, Spherion Staffing Services

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