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

 Recent News Posts

February 13

Client Corner: Solar-Fit

Learn about Florida Small Business Development Center ( and Client Bill Gallagher from Solar-Fit ( 1. Bill launched Solar-Fit in 1975 in Holly Hill, Florida after having attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Campuswhere he studied aviation. His passion for the environment along with his background in engineering lead him to be an early solar […]
February 13

Client Corner- Oceans Dance Studio

Learn about Florida Small Business Development Center ( and Clients Branden and Stephanie Calnan from Oceans Dance Studio ( 1. Branden began teaching dance in the area in 2012 and Oceans Dance Studio was founded in 2013. Inspiration, combined with Branden’s back-ground in entrepreneurship having run a family farm and his own brewery and carpentry […]

What Businesses Say About Us

Jack White, Daytona small business owner

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, area small business owner

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, area small business owner

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, area small business owner

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