May I visit the Florida SBDC at Seminole State College and speak with a consultant during normal business hours?
No. You must call and set-up an appointment before you visit the Florida SBDC at Seminole State College. The Center is not set-up to handle pop-in clients.
If you are a member of a small business administration program, will you be making the loan decisions?
No. We have no lending funds or powers. We simply assist in the preparation of loan applications to local lenders.
I just have a few questions. Will you answer them over the phone?
No. We cannot provide telephone consultation to clients who have not first registered for business consulting.
Will you answer questions via e-mail?
No. Again, we must have your registration for business consulting on hand to work with a client. After we have received their completed registration forms, we work with clients through a variety of media.
I live outside of Seminole County; will you work with me?
We have a limited number of clients from other Central Florida counties and other states. We will first direct you toward the nearest FSBDC but will work with you, if you wish.
What is this incubator I keep hearing about?
Our office is located at the Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center, which houses technology-based start-up businesses with a range of fee- and non-fee-based services. For more information, visit the STBIC's website.