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Florida Small Business Development Center at Seminole State College

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The Florida SBDC at Seminole State College of Florida is a partnership program with U.S. Small Business Administration. As a sub-center of the Florida SBDC at University of Central Florida, the Florida SBDC at Seminole State has been actively serving the entrepreneurs of Seminole County since 1993. The Florida SBDC at Seminole State College acts as the lead support agency for the Center for Business Development.

No cost one-on-one business consultations

Meet with one of our consultants in a confidential setting to discuss your current business issues:

  • Financing (SBA and conventional loans)
  • Marketing
  • Business plans
  • Patents and trademarks
  • Franchise information
  • Selling to the government
  • HubZone empowerment contracting
  • Program management
  • Human resources
  • Business startup
  • International business
  • Small business
  • Innovation research programs (SBIR)
  • Small business technology
    transfer programs (STTR)
  • Buying and selling a Business

Our Staff

Hunt Dawkins Hunt Dawkins, Consultant
Hunt Dawkins, a lifelong resident of Central Florida, has 38 years of expertise and leadership in the commercial banking industry in such areas as retail banking, business development, SBA lending, commercial lending, and commercial real estate lending. His deep-rooted connection to Central Florida has shaped his career and commitment to the region's economic growth.

Hunt graduated with honors, magna cum laude, from the University of Central Florida, where he majored in Finance. Additionally, he completed the esteemed Graduate School of Banking of the South program at Louisiana State University, solidifying his knowledge and proficiency in the banking sector.

Recognized for his dedication to economic development, Hunt holds the prestigious certification of an Economic Development Finance Professional awarded by the National Development Council. This accomplishment reflects his expertise in fostering growth and prosperity in the communities he serves.

Hunt has been actively involved in several community service organizations over the years, including the Rotary Club of Oviedo, Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida/Seminole County, Leadership Seminole Executive Council, Heart of Florida United Way, and the Florida College System Foundation. His service and philanthropic efforts demonstrate his commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others.

With a strong foundation in banking and financial analysis, extensive leadership experience, and a heart for community service, Hunt Dawkins is a positive leader in the business community with a history of growth and compassion in the central Florida region.

Barbara E Slodysko Barbara E Slodysko, Administrative Support Specialist
Barbara Slodysko supports the Florida SBDC at Seminole State College staff as well as client communications.


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The FSBDC at Seminole State College of Florida is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America's SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Department of Defense, State of Florida and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.

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