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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


Florida jobs



in sales

Access more than


in capital

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

 Recent News Posts

September 14

Client Corner- Dredging & Marine Consultants

Learn about Florida Small Business Development Center ( and client Shailesh Patel from Dredging & Marine Consultants ( 1. DMC has been in business for 14 years, has 4 offices in Florida with its headquarters in Port Orange and employs 10 people. DMC is a civil engineering and environmental consulting company with a focus on […]
September 9

CEO XChange Update

Our CEO XChange groups are thriving!  Our last CEO XChange meetings featured guest mentor Dr. Thomas LoBasso, President of Daytona State College.  Dr. LoBasso shared great information with each CEO roundtable group, including Daytona State College’s plans for actively working on fulfilling the needs for skilled members of the Volusia County business community.  With 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,

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