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What is a an SBDC? What is a CBA?

The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida Blog is up and running. This blog will be focused on current topics that are important to those who are either starting a business or are already in business.

What is an SBDC?

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments and is an integral component of of the Small Business Administration’s training and counseling services.

What’s a CBA?

All of the counselors here at the SBDC will be providing content at one time or another. The counselors are Certified Business Analysts (CBA’s). What does that mean? The CBA designation is part of our Florida Small Business Development Center network goal to create a common body of knowledge and standards of performance among a diverse group of professionals. Staff professionals must earn a minimum of 100 Certification Credits to be recommended for the designation of Certified Business Analyst. Many of the staff have advanced degrees and/or have owned a business. Our staff has some specific expertise as well which includes finance, nonprofit management, international trade, disaster preparedness and government procurement. You can find out more about the CBA’s on our staff by going here.

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