July 7, 2022


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Carl Hadden Appointed Regional Director of Florida SBDC at USF

TAMPA, Fl. – The Muma School of Enterprise at College of South Florida introduced Carl Hadden, MBA, CME, as the brand new regional director of the Florida SBDC at College of South Florida.

“We’re excited to welcome Carl within the position as Regional Director of the Florida SBDC at USF,” GJ de Vreede, PhD, Affiliate Dean at Muma School of Enterprise, stated. “He has been a wonderful interim regional director and we sit up for his continued management on the helm of the most important SBDC within the state!”

Hadden has served because the interim regional director since July 2021, when Eileen Rodriguez introduced her retirement after 24 years of service to the Community. Hadden was initially employed as a enterprise advisor for the Florida SBDC at USF in December 2013, and previous to his interim regional director position, served as an affiliate director on the Heart.

His background contains a few years of enterprise management in areas akin to advertising, workforce growth at CareerSource Polk, gross sales, insurance coverage, and coaching, in addition to service in the USA Marine Corps.

He most not too long ago earned an MBA and a graduate certificates in entrepreneurship from College of South Florida in Could 2018. He’s additionally an SMEI Licensed Advertising and marketing Govt (CME), TTI DISC Licensed Skilled Behavioral Analyst and TTI DISC Licensed Skilled Driving Forces Analyst licensed, and a Licensed LivePlan Knowledgeable Adviser.

“All through my profession I’ve sought work that issues and located that with the Florida SBDC at USF,” Hadden stated. “The influence the Florida SBDC at USF has on the enterprise neighborhood reverberates all through our area. Enterprise house owners are the lifeblood of our communities. They supply important services; they make use of our buddies and neighbors; they sponsor our youth sports activities groups; they’re highschool boosters; and a lot extra.”

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As regional director, Hadden is charged with main the 10-county area that spans a lot of the west central Florida space and gives confidential no-cost consulting, coaching, market analysis and data for some 5,000 companies yearly. He will likely be chargeable for all Florida SBDC at USF companies, its $3 million in grants and funding efforts, and main the 29-member workforce.

The Florida SBDC at USF supplied greater than 24,000 hours of consulting and helped companies entry greater than $60 million in enterprise capital final 12 months. The SBDC administers a number of emergency help packages associated to hurricanes, floods and most not too long ago, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Concerning the Florida SBDC Community: 

For over forty years, the Florida SBDC Community, the state’s principal supplier of enterprise help [Fl. Stat. 288.001], has nourished a statewide partnership between increased training and financial growth to supply present and rising small and medium-sized enterprise house owners with administration and information assets that allow general development, elevated profitability, and financial prosperity for Florida’s financial system. Since 2011, Florida SBDCs have supplied 624,331 hours {of professional} enterprise consulting to 58,975 consumer companies, leading to 281,831 jobs impacted; $36.7 billion in gross sales generated; $2.7 billion in authorities contracts acquired; $1.6 billion in capital accessed; and 4,520 new companies began. A statewide community of over 40 places of work, the Florida SBDC is funded partly by the U.S. Small Enterprise Administration, Protection Logistics Company, State of Florida, and different non-public and public companions. The Florida SBDC Community, headquartered on the College of West Florida, is nationally accredited by the Affiliation of SBDCs and is a 2016 recipient of the President’s E Award for Export Service. Florida SBDC companies are prolonged to the general public on a nondiscriminatory foundation. Language help companies can be found for people with restricted English proficiency. For extra data, please go to www.FloridaSBDC.org.

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