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South Florida District Office

About Us

About Us

About Our Office: 

About Our Office:  

The SBA South Florida District and two satellite offices are responsible for the delivery of SBA programs in the South Florida. 

SBA South Florida District - Miami 
100 S. Biscayne Blvd., 7th Floor 
Miami, FL 33131 
P: 305-536-5521 
F: 305-536-5058 
SouthFlorida_DO@sba.gov 

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 

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SBA Ft. Pierce Office 
Vincent LoPresti, SBA Senior Area Manager 
505 South 2nd Street, Suite 225 
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 
P: 772-466-1944 
Vincent.Lopresti@sba.gov 

Serves the FL counties of: 
Brevard, Glades, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, St. Lucie 

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SBA Tampa Office 
Robert Chavarria, SBA Senior Area Manager 
501 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1210 
Tampa, FL 33602 
P: 813-228-2100 ext. 24 
robert.chavarria@sba.gov 

Serves the FL counties of: 
Charlotte, Desoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota 

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Services Available 

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) 

Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business is available through SCORE and Florida Small Business Development Center network. 

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 Ray Lewis at 305-536-5521 ext. 119 or Aimee Perez at 305-536-5521 ext. 131. 

Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners. For additional information, contact Women Business Owners Representative Vincent Lopresti at (772) 466-1944. 

SBA sponsors two Women's Business Centers (WBC) in South Florida. They are weVenture (formerly Women's Business Center / Florida Institute for Technology) in Melbourne, 321-674-7007Florida Women's Business Center / The Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development, Inc., in Delray Beach, 561-265-3790 ext. 111 and The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women in Tampa, 813-251-8437All locations 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 Tina Davis at 305-536-5521 ext. 117 for more information. Also contact the Veteran's Business Outreach Center at University of West Florida at 800-542-7232. 

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.