New Business Recovery Center Now Open!

Hello Marketing SBDC,

Our new Business Recover Center is now open and located in Port Charlotte. It will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, at Promenades Mall - 3280 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Our disaster specialists are working alongside SBA representatives at Business Recovery Centers to provide on-site support with loans and other post-disaster challenges. 


  • Bonita Springs: SWFL, Inc | 25071 Chamber of Commerce Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
  • Sun-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Cape Coral: Kiwanis Club | 360 Santa Barbara Blvd S., Cape Coral, FL 33991
  • Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Naples: The Naples Players | 701 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Tue-Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Port Charlotte: Promenades Mall | 3280 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
  • Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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How we can help you:

We offer no-cost consulting to help you:

  • Understand available disaster loans
  • Determine eligibility
  • Apply

What disaster loan programs are available for my small business?

  • Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans – Working capital loans intended to “bridge the gap” between the time of a major catastrophe and when a business has secured long-term recovery resources, e.g. receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.

  • U.S. SBA Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery, and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.

  • U.S. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.

More information + questions:

  • The Florida SBDC Network stands ready to help your small business recover. For information about disaster assistance available and how the Florida SBDC Network can help you, please visit

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About the Florida SBDC at FGCU

The FSBDC at FGCU offers one-on-one, confidential, no-cost consulting and low-cost workshops for businesses throughout Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. The state designates the Florida SBDC Network as Florida’s principal provider of business assistance. The FSBDC at FGCU is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Department of Defense, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, and is hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. For more information, please visit


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