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For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 239-745-3700 or email us at

SBDC Consulting Locations

A free consulting service at the Small Business Development Center Office is available to individuals who have questions or need assistance in starting or growing their businesses. Appointments are needed to assure that sufficient time is allocated for each client. Please call 745-3700 or e-mail

These sessions are conducted by State Certified Business Analysts at one of our offices listed below.

Main Office - Fort Myers
FGCU Small Business Development Center
Florida Gulf Coast University
College of Business
Lutgert Hall, 2nd Floor
10501 FGCU Blvd, S.
Ft. Myers, FL 33965
Map Location

Phone: 239-745-3700
Fax: 239-745-3710
Naples Office #1
Suzanne Specht e-mail
Certified Business Analyst and Assistant Director, FGCU SBDC
Located in the offices of Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
2390 Tamiami Trial North
Naples, FL 34103
Map Location
Phone: 239-745-3704
Naples Office #2
Julio Estremera e-mail
Certified Business Analyst
Located in the offices of Florida Community Bank
5240 Golden Gate Parkway
Naples, FL 34116
Map Location
Phone: 239-348-0186
Fax: 239-348-0864
Bonita Springs Office
Located in Cottage 1 at Riverside Park
27300 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Map Location
Phone: Main Office for Appointment

Cape Coral Office
1020 Cultural Park Blvd. S. #3
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Map Location
Phone: 239-573-2737
Fax: 239-573-2797
Immokalee Office
Julio Estremera e-mail
Certified Business Analyst
Southwest Florida Works
750 South 5th Street, Suite 710
Immokalee, Fl. 34142
Map Location
Phone: 239-658-3327
Clewiston Office
Serving Glades and Hendry Counties
Janice Groves e-mail
Certified Business Analyst
One Stop Career & Service Center
215 South Francisco Street
Clewiston, Fl. 33440
Map Location
Phone: 863-983-6138, ext 108
Punta Gorda Office
Peter Keating e-mail
Certified Business Analyst
Located in the Herald Court Centre
I 17 Herald Court # 211
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Map Location
Phone: 941-627-2222
Port Charlotte Office
Peter Keating e-mail
Certified Business Analyst
Located in the offices of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
2702 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Map Location
Phone: 941-627-2222
La Belle Office
Janice Groves e-mail
Certified Business Analyst

You may also request business consulting via the website of the Florida SBDC Network.

Go to the Florida SBDC Website

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Locations
Charlotte-Desoto County
1777 Tamiami Trail
Suite 411
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: 941-743-6179
SCORE Naples
900 Goodlette Road North
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 430-0081
Fax: (239) 430-0082
Southwest Florida SCORE
3650 Colonial Blvd
Suite 231
Ft. Myers, FL 33966
Phone: (239) 489-2935
Fax: (239) 489-1170

Chamber of Commerce Locations
Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (239) 992-2943
Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (239) 549-6900
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (941) 627-2222
Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida
Phone: (239) 481-1411
North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
Mailing: 2787 N. Tamiami Trail,Unit 10,
   North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Phone: (239) 997-9111 Fax: (239) 997-4026
SW Florida Works
(SBDC Immokalee Office)
Phone: (239) 658-3300
Greater Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (239) 332-3624
Hispanic Chamber of Southwest Florida
Phone: (239) 418-1441
Immokalee Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (239) 657-3237
Marco Island Area Chamber of Southwest Florida
Phone: (239) 394-7549
Naples Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (239) 262-6376

Economic Development Council Locations
Charlotte County Economic Development Council
Phone: (941) 764-4941
City of Cape Coral Economic Development Office
Phone: (239) 574-0444
Economic Development Council of Collier County
Phone: (239) 263-8989
Glades County Office of Economic Development
Phone: (863) 946-0300
Hendry County Office of Economic Development
Mailing: PO Box 2518, LaBelle FL, 33975
Phone: (863) 675-6007
Fax: (863) 674-9024
Fort Myers Regional Partnership
Lee County Office of Economic Development
Phone: (239) 338-3161

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.