About South Florida District Office
The SBA South Florida District and two satellite offices are responsible for the delivery of SBA programs in the state.
SBA South Florida District - Miami
100 S. Biscayne Blvd., 7th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Serves 24 Counties of Florida:
Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Saint Lucie, Sarasota
Serves the FL counties of:
Brevard, Glades, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, St. Lucie
SBA Tampa Office
Robert Chavarria, SBA Senior Area Manager
501 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1210
Tampa, FL 33602
P: 813-228-2100 ext. 24
Serves the FL counties of:
Charlotte, Desoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota
Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following describes briefly all the services and information available through this office:
Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. (SBA’s Preferred Lenders in the South Florida District)
Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals is available through the 8(a) Business Development Program. For additional information, contact Jeffrey Campbell at 305-536-5521 ext. 137.
Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners. For additional information, contact Women Business Owners Representative Robert Chavarria at (813) 228-2100 ext. 24..
SBA sponsors two Women's Business Centers (WBC) in South Florida. They are Women's Business Center / Florida Institute for Technology in Melbourne, 321-674-7007 and Florida Women's Business Center / The Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development, Inc., in Delray Beach, 561-265-3790. Both are part of SBA's national network of Women's Business Centers (WBC) that provide a wide range of services to women entrepreneurs at all levels of business development.
If you're a veteran, you can get business counseling and information about SBA guaranteed loans. Contact Robert Chavarria at 813-228-2100 ext. 24 for more information. Also contact the Veteran's Business Outreach Center at University of West Florida at 850-271-1108.
Small businesses engaged in exporting or exploring international trade should contact the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Miami. For additional information on SBA Export Programs contact Mary Hernandez in Miami at 305-526-7425 ext. 21.