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July 2021
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21 Years of Consulting

The Florida SBDC at FAU celebrates Parbatee Chang this month after 21 years of dedicated service to the network. Chang joined the SBDC at FAU in 2000 as a business consultant. She joined excited to use her knowledge and expertise. She is a highly respected expert in the areas of quality management systems, accreditation and quality system audits, and she works with companies interested in expanding their markets internationally. She was also awarded the International Business Woman of the Year Award in 2014 and for the last three years several of her clients earned awards like Exporter of the Year Award for Florida, South Florida Manufacturer of the Year and the President's Export Award.

Parbatee, the Florida SBDC at FAU wishes you the best in your retirement and thank you for all you have done. Please help us wish her well.
Community-Based Technical Assistance

Recently the Florida SBDC at FAU received funding from the Citi Foundation to support the continued work in providing technical assistance to small businesses owned by people of color that have been disproportionately impacted by the unprecedented health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full story here.
Opportunities for Growth

For any Black entrepreneurs looking to launch and scale their business, the Reverse the Red Campaign is launching its first-ever pitch competition.

The competition is an opportunity to win up to $20,000 in grant funding and more. To learn more, click here.
Funding in the Community

The Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has implemented a series of programs, collectively called Investing in America’s Communities, to equitably invest $3 billion to help communities across the country build their lives back better. Communities across the country will now be able to apply for funding immediately.

Check out the six notices of funding opportunities, here.
Join Our Team

The Florida SBDC at FAU is hiring highly-skilled business consultants in capital access. Want to learn about capital access services? Stay tuned at the FAU recruitment website for upcoming openings.

To learn more, click here.
Save the Date!

This November, Global Entrepreneurship Network will celebrate 13 years of helping millions of people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses through Global Entrepreneurship Week from November 8-11.
"I must thank you (Anil Chang) for your proficient support and for being so interactive with understanding the company overview we wanted to share with you. Indeed I felt heard, and you mastered the skills to address our concerns and provide recommendations that will lead us to a better company situation moving forward. Margarita and I are eager....to follow up on the tasks at hand for each of our companies,"

-Alan Arturo Zarzar, Camarlengo Dental Institute,
Broward County
“It was amazing to see things on the business plan come true, and to see the growth that we have achieved since then is a blessing... There is no way we could have done this without Debbie (Landford) and the Florida SBDC at FAU,”

-Glenn Chapman, Surfside Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Broward County
Take a look at the small business events at the Florida SBDC at FAU
Business Skills for Creative Entrepreneurs

Date: Aug. 25
Time: 4:30 – 6:30p.m.
Virtual Minority and Small Business Boot Camp

Date: Aug. 25
Time: 1 p.m.
Dale Carnegie's Thrive Innovative Mindset

Date: Aug. 24 and 31
Time: 10 a.m.
Export Strategies for Success

Date: Aug. 31
Time: 1 p.m.
SBIR/STTR and Technology Commercialization

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive and encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization.

Our consultants can assist in:

  • Searching grant opportunities
  • Reviewing and applying for grants
  • Registering with appropriate agencies
  • Providing compliance and regulatory information
Virtual Marketing Plan

Participate in one or more sessions of direct consulting to define the scope of the virtual marketing plan. Receive a comprehensive plan that includes an analysis of current state with strategies to address the new business environment:

  • Current and recommended marketing strategy
  • Target markets, marketing channels, advertising
  • Analysis of competitors, brands, social media, website, email marketing, e-commerce platforms and customer segments
  • Action plan and priorities to address the new-normal and re-opening strategies
Still have questions? As always the SBDC at FAU is here for you, contact your lead consultant directly, or set up a consultation with a consultant below.
The Florida SBDC at Florida Atlantic University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Florida SBDC at FAU: sbdc@fau.edu.