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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

July 23

From Good to Great

When it comes to running a small business, many challenges may be faced and must be overcome in order to achieve success. Whether you have been managing your business for years or are just stepping out into the business world, SBDC Daytona offers supplemental courses that will give you the skills to grow and maintain […]
May 15

Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge

The Cairns Foundation and the Volusia County UCF Busines Incubator present the First Annual Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge – This Challenge spotlights commercially viable technologies generated by the finest student minds at colleges and universities in our area. The final pitch will be held at the Daytona Beach UCF Business Incubator on April 16 at […]

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