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About the SBDC

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What is the SBDC?
Director Dan Regelski answers that question in the video below

The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University is a dynamic community-based resource, which helps small business owners take advantage of new opportunities to grow their business through a diverse collection of programs and services.

The SBDC is located in FGCU's Center for Leadership & Innovation, the external administrative unit of the Lutgert College of Business, providing a unique collaboration between the College of Business faculty, students and small business owners. The Center serves a five-county area and provides business assistance through various partner locations in Southwest Florida.

Mission Statement

We are a customer driven organization of business professionals, dedicated to helping small businesses succeed by enthusiastically providing creative solutions which exceed customer, employee, and stakeholder expectations.


The SBDC at FGCU employs Certified Business Analysts who provide free, confidential and one-on-one consulting, information, and guidance to small business owners. Certified Business Analysts from the SBDC are available to meet with potential and existing small business owners at multiple locations in Southwest Florida.


The SBDC at FGCU sponsors more than 120 programs each year. These programs include a series of affordable business startup workshops, management seminars, as well as select special events for start-up and existing small businesses.

The SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.