On Television

One-on-one consulting session at the USF Small Business Development Center
Small Business Development
With the American economy still in recovery mode, small businesses are struggling to survive just as much as their larger counterparts, if not more so. The University of South Florida is trying to help these vital companies through its Small Business Development Center and this week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more on the important work that the Center is doing to encourage the growth of would-be entrepreneurs.

On the Radio

USF Small Business Development Center seminar
Small Business Development

USF’s Small Business Development Center has helped almost 170-thousand small businesses around West Central Florida start, grow, and expand over its thirty year history. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM shows you how the Center is helping two such local entrepreneurs survive in this challenging economy.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

Eileen Rodriguez, Regional Director of the USF Small Business Development Center (www.SBDCTampaBay.com) talks about the Center, what it does, and what it offers small business owners.

Larry Davis, owner of web solution provider Community Business Solutions (www.cbsllc.net), talks about his business and how being laid off from a major company put him on this track. He also shares his feelings about the USF SBDC.


Ty Huelle, CEO of MaskYourCard.com (www.MaskYourCard.com) on the inspiration behind his ‘credit card privacy seals’ and how they work.

For more information

USF Small Business Development Center
sbdc@coba.usf.edu 813-905-5800



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