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SMALL BUSINESS, BIG IMPACT: WHAT IS SBSD?

“UF benefits when we tap into the energy, talent, perspectives and ambition of everyone in our community and state, and that includes the diversity of small business owners we engage with,” said UF President Kent Fuchs. “Their help gives us a leg up in meeting the needs of faculty, staff and students across our very […]

SBSD LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM FOR EMERGING SMALL BUSINESSES

The University of Florida’s Office of Small Business & Supplier Diversity has announced the launch of its Emerging Small Business Program in a collaborative effort with the University’s Division of Planning, Design and Construction as well as Facilities Services (Operations). The Emerging Small Business Program is a two-year endeavor designed to develop small and diverse […]

Tools to Help Small & Diverse Businesses Work with UF!

September 17, 2021 – University of Florida Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) launched digital tools to aid and connect small businesses with potential University opportunities. Under the leadership of Director Dwan Courtney, SBSD is supporting small and diverse businesses (including women, minority, veteran, service-disabled veteran, HubZone and disadvantaged businesses) and connecting them with UF […]

2019 Exhibitor & Advertising Guide

Exhibitor Levels $10,000 Platinum Meeting space to conduct workshop/session during event Premium exhibit space at Vendor Opportunity Fair (dependent on space availability and discretion of event committee) Recognition as Presenting Sponsor (inclusion in program) Reserved seating during luncheon Opportunity to play a brief video about the company during the luncheon Electronic Display of company Logo […]

Preconstruction Meet & Greet Event

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:30a

Securing a Contract with UF!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

2018 Mentor Protege Program Graduation

Designed to facilitate effective working relationships between mature established companies and emerging small businesses, the University of Florida Mentor Protégé Program has seen a growing number of participants.  Since the onset of the program in 2008, approximately 67 firms have graduated, including our recent class of 2018.  As one of many offerings for the small […]

Putting Our Best Foot Forward as We Dress for Success!

We often hear, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. Yet, often times our cover communicates a certain message about who we are to a potential employer or stakeholder. Question: How many times have we walked in the office and thought disapproval of the young man’s untucked, wrinkled shirt? Or the number of times we […]