Small Business Resources
Florida SBDC at UCF
The Florida SBDC at UCF offers no cost, one-on-one professional business consulting, value-added training and business information resources to its clients. The FSBDC’s consultants provide confidential and customized consulting services in such areas as business planning, financial analysis, sales/marketing and many others. In addition, it conducts training seminars and workshops covering the basics of starting a business, marketing, financing, legal issues and writing a business plan. Additional courses covering intellectual property, bookkeeping, social media and website development are offered periodically. Over time, some or all of these may be offered in Sumter County, depending upon the needs of the business community. The Sumter County office is located on the first floor in Suite 140 of The Villages Sumter County Service Center at 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785. For more information about the services offered, please call 352-689-4449.
Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center
The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is an online directory of resource agencies that serve entrepreneurs like you, organized for each stage of your business.
National Entrepreneur Center
The center provides easy access to these business assistance organizations for local entrepreneurs. The resident organizations have trained and counseled Central Florida businesses in record numbers.