Center for Business Development Programs

Through a variety of programming and no-cost resources, the Center for Business Development is dedicated to serving the small business community in Seminole County.

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Business Advising

America's Small Business Development Center of Florida

Get Expert Help with a Small Business Consultant

Receive one-on-one business coaching through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  The SBDC provides business advising, access to training, tools and resources to help small businesses in Seminole County start, grow, expand and succeed.  

For further information, speak with an expert today and be redirected to our SBDC partner site to register for an appointment with a business consultant. (Please note: when registering for your consultation, it is a two-part registration process. Please be watching for an email asking you to confirm your email address.)

*We are a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and are not funding providers. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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Connecting Entrepreneurs with Resources that Accelerate Growth and Profitability in a Collaborative Environment

The Center for Business Development offers low-cost office space for start-up businesses, or those who need a new home to grow their existing businesses.

  • Private office space starting at $295 per month
  • Business guidance and consulting  
  • Accessible 24/7  
  • Wi-Fi, conference rooms and kitchen  
  • Collaborative environment  

Visit the Business Incubation Program webpage for details and availability.
Please contact Jackie Morales or call 407.708.4587 with any questions.

Ready to Take Your Business to the Next Level?

The Foundations of Excellence is an intense Advisory Board Program designed to take second-stage companies to their next level of growth. Each company is matched with a customized team of expert volunteers from various industries and professional skill sets. The business owners and the advisory board members will meet monthly in-person or virtually for a year. 

This Program is designed with a six-pillar system to include the fundamental building blocks of a successful business.


  1. Strategic Planning & Business Systems
  2. Financial Soundness
  3. Human Resources
  4. Marketing & Brand Awareness
  5. Sales & Business Development
  6. Leadership & Succession Planning

Interested in Applying?
For more information and eligibility details, contact Stella Salakova-Cervantes.

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Elevate Your Professional Skills with the Institute of Training Offered at the Center for Business Development

Professional Development and Continuing Education non-credit courses are available to companies seeking additional training opportunities. Courses are offered online or in-person and can be customized to the employer’s needs.

If you’re looking to level up your professional skills or desire supplementary training and/or certifications for your employees, the Center for Business Development has a wide array of training options available through our Institute for Training.

Hiring and Need Money to Train?

The Quick Response Training Grant (QRT) is a State-Funded training grant through CareerSource Florida that offers training dollars for companies in high-growth mode.  In partnership with the Center for Business Development, this grant gives Seminole County businesses the opportunity to receive reimbursement for training new hires each year.  The training grant is renewable annually and customizable to each company's needs.
Learn more about the QRT program and application requirements.


Center for Business Development

Amy Kirkland
Associate Vice President
1445 Dolgner Place
Sanford, FL 32771