Customized Consulting Services

The FSBDC at Florida A&M University is staffed by Certified Business Consultants and provides entrepreneurs with business assistance and tools to aid in their business success. Our experienced consultants cover topics that include business planning, financial analysis, marketing, accounting, cash flow projections, and new business feasibility, to name a few. Our consultants have significant experience in the private sector, and many have extensive management and financial consulting backgrounds. Our FSBDC also uses qualified faculty, students and volunteers to enhance their consulting services. FSBDC consultants are highly regarded by clients for their business skills and expertise.

Free consulting services at the FSBDC are available to individuals who have questions or need assistance in starting or growing their businesses. All potential FSBDC clients must fill out a “Request for Consulting” form. To help maximize the value of the consulting, clients should prepare a draft business plan before meeting with the consultants. Appointments are not necessary but are recommended to assure that sufficient time is allocated for each client. Please call 850-599-3407 to schedule your appointment.

Our Consultants are here to help

Whether you are thinking about starting a business of your own, expanding your business, or looking for some guidance with the management of your organization, we can put you in touch with a variety of experts who can assist. FSBDC consultants can help you with:

  • Business plan preparation and business plan review
  • Assistance with loan package development
  • Developing marketing and sales planning consultations
  • Establishing an accounting system
  • One-on-one confidential professional consulting
  • Assistance with accounting and recordkeeping
  • And much more!

Request in person consulting by clicking here.

Business Growth Acceleration Services

Growth Acceleration Services are designed to deliver substantive professional business consulting to qualified small and medium-sized businesses in the Tallahassee area, as well as, Franklin, Gadsden, Liberty, Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties.

Growth Acceleration Services consultants commit to assist clients for 12 to 15 months, providing quality services across all industries, leveraging the expertise and research resources of the FSBDC at Florida A&M University.

Providing Results-Driven Business Consulting Including:

  • Cash Flow Management – budget, costs, margins and ratio benchmarking
  • Financial Analysis and Capital Access – financial statement analysis, financing for sustainable growth
  • Marketing – positioning, product, price, place and promotion
  • Strategic Business Planning – development and implementation

How the Program Works

Growth Acceleration Services aims to develop sustainable growth strategies for small to medium-sized enterprises, including shoring up financial practices and financial institutional relationships, assessing and accessing capital, determining market diversification tactics, and developing strategic business plans.

Growth Acceleration Services is designed to meet the client’s needs and objectives through an in-depth business assessment and on-going business consultation. Following an initial consultation, a dedicated Growth Acceleration Services consultant will work with the client for 12 to 15 months to implement both strategic and tactical plans.

What to Expect

Experienced Business Experts: Growth Acceleration Services consultants are business professionals highly qualified in corporate marketing, management, consulting, and financing.  Clients will benefit from consultants’ business experience and expertise.

Growth Acceleration Services focuses on three major goals:

  • Creating jobs
  • Increasing sales
  • Raising capital

Program Qualifications

Growth Acceleration Services is now accepting client applications. Interested business owners must meet the following criteria:

  • Company must have goal for growth
  • 3 or more years in business
  • $500,000 to $10 million in annual sales
  • 5 or more employees

To apply, contact the Small Business Development Center at FAMU at 850.599.3407 or you may email Aundra’ McGlockton (aundra.mcglockton@famu.edu) or Keith Bowers (thomas.bowers@famu.edu)

Leadership Tallahassee

Leadership Tallahassee is a year-long program that educates and encourages participants to actively seek positive and constructive changes in their community through leadership roles. Participants build a network of community trustees who enhance their problem solving skills and leadership abilities through shared perspectives and working together. Qualified applicants must have demonstrated leadership capabilities in the public or private sector or show a motivation to contribute to the Tallahassee community.

To learn more, visit http://leadershiptallahassee.com/

CEO Peer2Peer Groups

The Jim Moran Institute facilitates very structured, strategic and confidential groups for local business owners. Exclusive to presidents and owners of established businesses, the groups provide an avenue for sharing insights about challenging situations, topical issues, and solutions to problems with their peers. Each group meets monthly and consists of like-type, non-competing businesses that adhere to a confidentiality policy. Participants complete an application and once approved, are placed in a group based on availability. New groups are formed year round based on demand.


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