Florida A&M University is proud to be a host institution for the Small Business Development Center in northwest Florida. The Small Business Development Center at Florida A&M University (Florida SBDC) works with existing and startup small businesses to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. Florida SBDCs are available to provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle. The improvements that result from our direct support of our client’s activities lead to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities throughout northwest Florida.
The Florida SBDC’s professional staff of consultants and trainers provide comprehensive, confidential business consulting services that are at no cost to the client. The Florida SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Florida A&M University. The SBDC at FAMU (Florida SBDC) serves 8 counties within the northwest Florida region from Leon to Madison. The Small Business Development Center at FAMU (Florida SBDC) invites you to contact our center for consulting and training assistance.
The demand for cybersecurity will be significant in the next few years. Cybersecurity Ventures forecasts that approximately 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs will be available by 2025. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) counts these jobs to be some of the well-paid. Information security analysts, for example, could earn over $100,000 a year. Read […]
“ Around 40% of ethical hackers recently surveyed by the SANS Institute said they can break into most environments they test, if not all. Nearly 60% said they need five hours or less to break into a corporate environment once they identify a weakness. The SANS ethical hacking survey, done in partnership with security firm […]
Almost every small business owner and manager would agree that cybersecurity is necessary to protect their company in today’s environment. The number and type of cyberattacks continue to increase, leaving many exposed to ever-evolving, complicated threats. Unfortunately, small businesses have become a favorite target of cyber criminals because of their limited resources available to implement […]
It isn’t news that women are leaving their jobs at vastly higher rates than men. Many are flocking to entrepreneurship for better flexibility, deeper purpose and to be in control of their own legacies. However, women face unique challenges as entrepreneurs. This is where men can step up as allies for gender equality. It is […]
MECHANIC FALLS — Fresh out of college and new to Maine in the early 1970s, a young Kathie Leonard was embarking on a career she had little chance of succeeding in, if you believed the odds. She was a young woman working in a male-dominated mill in Lewiston where, among other things, they made an […]
Epic Fab Girl founder Candace Junée held the Go-Getter Conference last weekend in Chicago. The go-getters came, saw, and learned valuable tools about how to add to their businesses’ glow. The Go-Getter Conference was born out of Junée’s desire to motivate more women to fearlessly pursue their purpose. Over the years, it’s transitioned into a […]
*Letitia Hanke has been on an entrepreneurial mission that few African American women have experienced in an industry overwhelmingly dominated by white males. As founder and CEO of Alternative Roofing Solutions (ARS Roofing), a Santa Rosa, California-based business, Hanke gives steady leadership to her company’s diverse workforce of 24 to provide excellent roofing and gutter […]
MORRISVILLE – A few weeks ago, I wrote on the importance of leveling the playing field, for minority and disadvantaged businesses. Increasing their fair share of government procurement contracts is a great way to achieve that goal. Remember, last year, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its strategy for increasing the share of federal procurement dollars that go […]
The government contracting field is famously known for its giant industry players in different sectors like healthcare, defense, construction, and IT. With successful conglomerates dominating the field, it comes as no surprise that small businesses are getting more inspired than ever to try out their hand in government contracting. As one of the biggest spenders […]
Very good! I would recommend this process to anyone who is considering starting a new business.
The SBDC Business Analyst listened to me and was able to access a sales approach. He also helped me strategize my sale approach!
I feel this service has tremendous value!
This gave me a clear vision of what I need to do! There will be a lot of leg work, but I have a lot of confidence in the success of my idea. Thank you!
Everyone has been helpful and great to work with.
Take advantage of what SBDC at FAMU offers! A great resource that any business should use!
Good Job! Whew, never knew starting a business was so involved!
I'm really excited about starting my business and look forward to learning more from the SBDC as I grow!
I appreciate having a workshop like this in the community to help Tallahassee citizens succeed in their endeavors. The SBDC at Florida A&M University is an invaluable resource!