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Lake County, FL Economic Development

Small Business Development Centers

Lake County Economic Development Department has partnered with the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF to ensure that full-service business support is made available to all of Lake County's businesses, regardless of size or industry. With the goal of helping Lake County businesses to increase sales, reduce costs and improve cash flow, the Florida SBDC at UCF provides no-cost professional business consulting; value added training and business information to any Lake County business seeking assistance.

The Florida SBDC at UCF offers a wide range of programs to support Lake County businesses. The flagship program of the Florida SBDC at UCF is their one-on-one business consulting. Certified Business Analysts provide free confidential and customized expertise in such areas as:

  • Business Planning
  • Business valuation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial / Loan preparation
  • Franchising
  • International trade
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Technology

In addition to one-on-one business consulting, the Florida SBDC at UCF also offers frequent workshops and seminars, which are available at no-cost to all Lake County businesses. While the workshop and seminar topics will vary, typical topics include:

  • Start-up basics
  • Financing basics
  • Insurance basics
  • Legal basics
  • Marketing basics
  • Writing a business plan
  • Patent, trademarks & copyrights
  • Quickbooks
  • Website development
  • Social media
  • Strategic planning
  • Sales strategies

The Florida SBDC at UCF offers a number of other programs and services designed to support local businesses. For more information, or to find out how the Florida SBDC at UCF can assist local businesses, contact the regional Florida SBDC at UCF office listed below.

Contact Info

Northwest Lake County (Leesburg) SBDC Office
600 Market St.
Leesburg, FL 34749
Phone: 352-315-1846
Site Manager: Theresa Davis
Northeast Lake County
SBDC Office

1520 S. Bay Street
Eustis, FL 32726
Phone: 352-602-4575
Site Manager: Stan Austin
South Lake County
SBDC Office

800 US-27
Minneola, FL 34715
Phone: 352-429-2581
Site Manager: Stan Austin