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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
51 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33130
P: 305-536-5521
F: 305-536-5058

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

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

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

SBA Tampa Office
Hipolito “CJ” Castro, 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

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:

Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business is available through SCORE, the Florida Small Business Development Center network and the Women’s Business Centers (WBC).

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 our Business Opportunity Staff at 305-536-5521 or

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 three Women's Business Centers (WBC) in South Florida. They are weVenture (formerly Women's Business Center / Florida Institute for Technology) in Melbourne, 321-674-7007, Florida 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, 813-251-8437. All 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 Ronald Brunner 305-794-5549 for more information. Also contact the Veteran's Business Outreach Center at Florida Gulf Coast State College at 800-542-7232.

Small businesses engaged in exporting or exploring international trade should contact the in Miami. For additional information on SBA Export Programs contact Hernan Mayol in Miami at 561-886-7416.