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We’re the Florida SBDC at Daytona State College

The State of Florida has designated Florida’s SBDC as the State’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance because of the breadth of valuable services we provide business owners.

Our knowledgeable consultants provide confidential one-on-one business consulting at no cost. As our client, you gain access to powerful research tools and insights that are often reserved for much larger companies due to their prohibitively high price. Because knowledge is power, we provide training from basic workshops to advanced courses from world-class providers in a variety of business disciplines.

Fortune 500 companies routinely rely on outside consultants to optimize their business. Come level the playing field at no cost to you with Florida’s SBDC.

  • No-cost consulting
    Customize your consulting. Our service offerings range from extensive, in-depth reports & analyses to short Q&A sessions.
  • Business intelligence
    Know before you go. Our clients receive access to powerful research insights so they can make smart business decisions.
  • Advanced training
    The best companies regularly update their skillsets to stay current. Arm yourself with the latest in proven success strategies.

Annually, FSBDCs help client businesses:

Create and save

47485

Florida jobs

Generate

$6.3B

in sales

Access more than

$232M

in capital

Take advantage of our services today  Request a no-cost consultation

Our Staff

Ned Harper

Ned Harper, Director

After growing and selling several companies, Ned joined the SBDC and has since assisted hundreds of Volusia business owners achieve their business dreams.

Art Zimmet

Art Zimmet, Consultant

A successful entrepreneur and attorney, Art combines extensive business and legal education with in-the-trenches business experience.

Van Canada

Van Canada, Manager

A seasoned banking executive and our finance guru, Van consistently ranks among the best SBDC consultants in assisting clients to gain access to capital.

Recent News Posts

December 10

3 Make-or-Break Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Small Business

Norm Brodsky, columnist for Inc. Magazine and serial entrepreneur, asks three questions before starting a business. Have you answered these yet? 1) Has the concept been around for 100 years? While 100 is an exaggeration, the point he is trying to make is that he looks for an established concept because he says there is […]
November 6

What Does Warren Buffett Think About Your Business?

The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, is often hailed as the world’s greatest investor but he doesn’t think of himself that way. He will tell you he is not an investor or stock analyst; he is a business analyst and buys businesses. What happens when we turn his analytic framework at your business? In a […]

What They Say About Us

Jack White

The SBDC has been an invaluable tool for our company. With individual meetings to help refine our business plan to offering programs like Growth Venture, the SBDC offers the resources companies need to polish their ideas and get beyond the hurdles every business faces.

- Jack White, White Challis Redevelopment

Dave Spitzer

The SBDC is a fantastic resource for business development in Volusia County. Ned Harper is a dynamic individual with the experience, patience, wisdom, and bedside manner to support the vision of the SBDC and deliver results. I would not be as successful as I have been without Ned, and I fear I would have left the area to pursue a job elsewhere.

- Dave Spitzer,
www.DaveSpitzer.com

Luis Gonzalez

SBDC provided the information that inspired me to continue with my business. I had considered dissolving, however, meeting with the consultants and participating in the workshops gave me the confidence to continue. Thank you and hope to be part of another workshop.

- Luis Gonzalez, Strike Force Detectives

Ashley Willis

I had already established several locations including at Sea World, Ritz Carlton and the Wyndham, but I wanted to take my business to the next level. The SBDC at DSC has been tremendous in helping my company gain structure and establish systems and procedures. It’s so nice to have someone take sincere interest in your business and help in any way possible! Thank you very much. If you need help, I recommend you get on board!

- Ashley Willis, Magic Milk Sand Art